Newbie needs advice on boots
Hi guys, I am just learning how to snowboard, and I could use some advice. So far I have just been renting boots, bindings, and boards. However, the rental boots are very uncomfortable and are limiting my enjoyment. My feet are slightly wide. I usually wear size E shoes, but sometimes I can fit in size D (10-10.5, normal arches).
Ideally, I would like to buy my own boots and to rent bindings and snowboards wherever I am boarding. I have no interest in buying a snowboard at this point.
I have the following questions:
1) From a binding/board compatibility standpoint, is it possible to just buy boots that should work with generic bindings and boards from various rental shops? (Or do I need to buy boots for specific bindings and specific boards?)
2) If #1 is possible, is there a certain brand that I should be looking at to confirm a wide range of compatibility with bindings/boards? In regards to brands, I have read that 23 and Salomon tend to run wider which is better for me. Ideally, I am looking for a set of intermediate flex, dual BOA boots, priced under $300.
Thank you in advance!