I agree, but I prefer a physical retailer only because I've had a lot of trouble with sizing. If you've got your sizing down in Carmina lasts, have you considered buying directly from Carmina or from Skoak? It ends up being a reasonable price if you're not willing to wait until September. The other option is buying from the US, but with the weak Canadian to USD that adds at least ~25% to the price. I think that's worth it only if you get factory second prices.