You're in for some tough luck if you don't try a bunch on before you buy. Yeah you're 4 hours away from a shop, but it's worth it to wait till you can try them on. I tried on all different makes and models before I bought my pair including Burton, Vans, K2, DC, ThirtyTwo, Salomon, and Ride and they all fit differently with different hot zones, pinch zones, open zones, etc. There's also so many lacing options out there too. I found Ride's to fit my feet the best and I love the lacing system from last year, so I bought a pair of Aspects on clearance.