/ Winter boot stockists in the Central Belt
Where do Glasgow-based climbers buy winter boots these days? The usual suspects (Tiso & Cotswolds) hardly stock any now, and I'd like to try a few on before deciding. Any Edinburgh shops worth visiting or do I need to go further afield and/or buy online?
Have you tried the Tiso at Ratho? It's a bit more of a specialist climbing shop than the "everything outdoors" approach that the other branches tend to have.
I would never buy boots online*. Especially with winter boots, you really need to have them properly fitted to avoid pain, grief, disappointment and wasted money.
* Sole exception: a second pair of something that I know from experience is right for me - and I've only done that once. I wouldn't buy anything from 5.10 online because their sizing is so inconsistent!
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