when i had a golf store we had to have a huge shoe inventory. no one wanted to order back them (pre-internet stores) and if you didn't have their size in the style they wanted, they almost always walked. add to that, we use to get a lot of shoes back that "leaked" under warranty. and at the time, we had to pay to ship them back to the company. i don't remember if we got a lot of FJs or not, but in general the companies made us give the customer a new pair from our stock and then they would back fill us. that was a huge pain to us, so i can understand a pro shop not wanting to deal with that. however, i would guess things have changed over the years to lessen those issues.