Nope its because we pay a higher tax and have different rules.. If you order something online from the US it gets through 'customs duty' and you have to pay 25% of the original price of the product, so if you buy a pair of Thalls on Evo for lets say 550$. Then you actually have to pay about 700$ and after custom duty is added you have to pay i think 70$ in tax for it, depends on the price of the object. And then at last the shipping which is fucked up expensive over the seas. So yeah, if you love skiing, living in denmark/scandinavia sucks.