More discrimination for those of us with 17 toes!!
The Midwest has a very large adult racing community. It is not usually recognized in the shops because we just fight the high school kids for race equipment in the Fall, or are forced to buy online. This boot is obviously for adult racers because high school racers have not developed many foot problems yet. So I would say the combination of many adult racers with foot problems in the Midwest call for a retailer to carry them.
Sure the resort stores out west do high end high volume but how much of that is plug type boots?