My $500 Shotos showed me how crappily made they were last January in Chicago, when one sole completely separated from the boot. The head shoe buyer from BNY said that Shoto was really a tiny operation and that they were hard to get in contact with. And that he could point me somewhere to get them repaired. So I just had them repaired locally and didn't sweat it. But I surely won't buy them again.
1/16/13 at 7:13pm