you want to buy boots in person so you can get them fitted properly. who cares if you have to pay more, uncomfortable boots can kill your feet and make nothing fun.
however, if you were to find the exact boots in the stores, then buy them on the internet for cheaper, you'd get the best of both worlds. however, I recommend getting the fitted to make sure. my boots are still the most expensive piece of equipment I own, but its worth it.
I feel bad for people who don't drink, cause when they wake up in the morning, thats the best the're going to feel all day