I used to own 5-6 pairs of boots till pregnancy and kids. We cut back on the traveling, especially for winter holidays. The few pairs of boots slowly degenerated and fell apart. After that, I stopped buying boots and wore flats or track shoes.
When I booked such a last minute trip to Tateyama, it was in end April. I was looking all over for boots and it had been nearly impossible since the winter holiday season was far gone.
To my surprise, Zalora was selling boots. The benefit of an online store where they could list as many products as they wanted.
I sure hoped it would last for the trip.
Whoever said shopping in Singapore was expensive did not know where to shop. Really.