Nike Kaiju's. My friend bought a pair yesterday and yes they have a hefty price tag ($350) but I stepped into them and fell in love. But if I were you, and not sure if you are going to stick with snowboarding for sure, or your budget doesn't quite fit that, go for a pair of Burton boots. It's what I ride in, and only around $200 for a pair of good quality boots. It'll also help a ton, if you want new gear, to try to buy 2011 models on everything you can. You can still find great discounts, and for the most part they're the same as 2012 models, you just have to compare the tech specs, then research the differences and base your decision off that.