Occasionally, some sneaker releases come out in other countries first - they're often rare runners or collaborations with shops you'll never see in person. The problem is: Paying in Euros, Pounds, or Yen, and then having to pay for overseas shipping. It's best to wait these sort of releases out. Often, they'll drop at stores like Kith and Concepts, and you can pay in good old Greenbacks. You won't have to ever calculate a VAT (or know what it is), either.