Yep, that's kind of backwards but then again for most here I would imagine they still have what they need to get through the season.
For the most part I think I've gotten better at timing my purchases so I get them at the right time. With others however I just get them whenever the opportunity becomes available.
However I look at most of the shoes or boots I purchase lasting a long time so it really doesn't matter too much when I get them as long as I do my best to get keepers. I think I'm doing a lot better at this lately.