Would you be able to go back and try on the Emerald ones? How much of a price difference is it? If you don't need them asap, but them during the summer. Always cheaper during the summer. I have Burton Cocoa boots which I got last summer and have been using them this winter and I love them. I've noticed though that when I walk in them my feet tingle (circulation cut off?) and I have tied them looser and same thing. Oh well lol when I'm riding I love them. Comfortable, look nice, and fit nice. So I would say try on the other pair but if you can't then just go with the ones you liked. Did you try on any others? You may find you like others better.
I currently have the Burton Bootique and was gonna exchange for one of the ones listed (I didn't like the dial). Burton Felix boots retails for $329.99 and the Burton Emerald retails for $269.99 so the price difference is actually only 60 bucks (but 329.99 somehow looks a lot more than 269.99 lol). I was gonna buy them to use this season, so unfortunately waiting for the summer sale is not an option. I tried on the Salomon Ivy but those are sold out at every store I've checked so far. Those were pretty much all the ones that the different sales reps recommended..