I recently went to Whistler with my 2005 gear, which has seen about 30 days of riding. I already needed new boots! So I bought a pair - partly because I think my old pair were maybe half a size too big and I didn;t know any better when I bought them. Also the girl in the shop thought the boot material could degrade over time regardless of them not being used - I've ridden my 30 or so days over 3 Aussie seasons. What so you guys think? Did my boots cark it sooner than they should have?