Its hard to argue against either brand. I currently alternate 2012 Hails with 2010 Rides. I like the Rides better because of the shape, less weight & super comfortable. I did not care for the Nike boots. Like everyone sez, must try them on.
I had a pair of Nike Zoom's last year for about a week. Rode with them once and they were soo narrow and tight barely any movement. Definitely not a fan on Nikes.