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?
In reply to Neil Adams: I take it you've been to the Tiso Outdoor Experience shop on Couper Street as opposed to the Buchanan Street branch.
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!
In reply to Neil Adams: Go outdoors often has quite a few. Don't ask for advice there, but if you know what you are looking at they are pretty good. Clydebank maybe better than Coatbridge. I won't go to Tiso.
In reply to Neil Adams: To answer my own question, I went to the Perth Tiso today (at the roundabout on the A9). They'd a much better selection in plenty of sizes, and very helpful & knowledgeable staff.