I have these boots and I love them. At size 13 my selection is pretty limited. Usually only Burton. I had to drive down to Seattle to get mine from Sno*Con since there was barely anything for me in Vancouver and Whistler.
I don't know what you did to do that kinda damage on the SuperFabric. They seem really tough in that section. I heard from reps that Travis Rice was really stoked improvements they made. He was tearing up boots in a week with all the sled riding and everything else, so they made the soles and outer toebox really tough. They aren't perfect, but I don't know many mass produced garments made in China that are of very high quality anymore.
Maybe you guys have good luck finding boots in normal dude sizes but I'm pretty limited, and these boots should last me a while. I have close to 20 days on them now and they're still holding up just fine with minor wear. Matter of taste/user/luck/whatevah, I guess.
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