Best boots the one that fits your foot. Go try on a few pairs.
Of course I'll try the boots on. But that's not the point. If I walk in without some idea of my prioritized choices on boxing day of all days, I'm going to get run over and not get what I want.
So I need to go straight to what I want (after listing off a couple things) and trying the fit out.
Whether the boot fits me well or not isn't the only point of concern... isn't boot flex & all that important too? I've been told boots like the Burton Hail aren't good for all-mountain riding since they're too park oriented (too flexy), etc, etc.