Seriously dude, go ride some boards. It doesn't matter what others recommend when you can't really even give anyone an idea of what you're even wanting because, quite frankly, you don't even know.
GO DEMO SOME SHIT. If you had at least some idea of what you like in terms of camber, etc. then people could give you some decent recommendations, but given what you've provided, any recommendations are essentially a total shot in the dark.
Right now, it just seems like you're hellbent on buying something and you're soaking up marketing hype. That's a great way to spend a shit ton of money and not end up with what's right for you. Buy some boots that fit and are comfortable. If they're reduced footprint, great. But, understand that most reduced footprint boots aren't going to be particularly warm. When you reduce footprint, you have to remove bulk and bulk = insulation. If you're not at least a size 11, you don't need to even worry about a reduced footprint.
*Just re-read and saw that you're a 12. Reduced footprint would definitely help you. Also look into the Salomon F series. But, don't buy boots simply because they're a reduced footprint. If the boots that fit you best aren't, buy them anyway and get a wide board. Nothing is more important than well fitting boots.
Last edited by linvillegorge; 06-08-2012 at 12:45 AM.