@sunshined - That is a good point you made about the shoes. I can understand why when buying shoes it would be critical to find a store.
There are several online stores where you can get a lot of other parkour gear though. Since I don't live close to an actual store, I rely on the internet for the information and gear I want to purchase.
Not only do I find competitive prices online, but have also been able to find some great forums where I can talk to other people who enjoy this activity.