It comes down to this
After doing some research I have decided to go for Rome's Folsom Boot. It has a great grip and I feel really comfortable with it.
Regarding the board, I have second thoughts about rome "slash". Do I REALLY need a wide board? I have talked to some excellent rider which is exactly my foot size (12.5 Rome). He owns a regular board and he is really happy with it. No problems what so ever. Moreover, he said that rome has smaller boots then other companies. Meaning I can squeeze into a regular size board with no problems. He even mentioned trying a good "wide" board and he immediately felt the quality difference.
Your thoughts before I buy …..?