The Moto and Freestyle are Burton's entry level Boots. I recently picked up a pair of Salomon Dialogue Selects and I love them. They are so comfortable. Highly recommended. Also you may want to look into RedHot Superfeet. Take out the insole and replace them with the RedHots.
He said they were the most comfortable when walking around his home, but when he would snowboard his feet got mega sore. He would loosen the bindings and they would still hurt. When I was riding with him one of the liners in his boot slipped out aswell as his foot.
sounds more like a heel lift issue resulting from poor fitting boots. Inserts may help but the problem may just stem from him having to overwork his feet due to the heel lift
My buddy always has problems with his burton boots.
I for one do not with my salomons
My wife has Salomon Vigil boots. She's had nothing but problems with fitment. They fit great in the store and walking about, but on the slopes she has mega heel lift. I don't like their quick lacing system either, because it's one lace and it tends to tighten the top of the boot before the forefoot section. Ski shop put heel clasp things (kind of like J-bars) onto the liners and that helped a bit, but she still has heel lift.
That being said, that's just personal experience. As far as comfort and quality, Salomons seem to make quality gear. Get whatever fits your feet the best. Use the boot fitting guide here on the site. I tried on nearly every manufacturers boots (32, Burton, Vans, Salomon, Ride, etc, no one carries Forum locally) and Ride were by far the best fitting boots for me. It all depends on your feet.
My wife has Salomon Vigil boots. She's had nothing but problems with fitment. They fit great in the store and walking about, but on the slopes she has mega heel lift.
They make like 8 diff women's boots, so sounds like she made a pretty common mistake and bought the wrong ones for her. My gf has the same boots, this year's model. Fit is great although I agree that they aren't the best boots. Then again, they're one of their lower end models.
Having owned 2 pairs of F-boots, I'd say def Salomon. They make awesome boots.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 US Orbit . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 Lib x Lost Mayhem Short Fat . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
18 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon
Salomon. i personally think that they are one of the best boots on the market. I rock an F20 size 11 which is perfect for when i hit up both the park and the slope. it also shrinks boots size therefore no wide boards for me.
Then again. you should really try them on for the feel. What fits for me might not fit for you.