I haven't used the boots you speak of but my first boots were a used pair of 05 Ride Orions. They were very durable. They put up with my friends abuse for about two seasons, then mine for a 1/2 a season, and my friend has been riding them for about 1 1/2 seasons now. They held up better than my $300 Burton Ions did (although I like the ions better, they fit me great). Ride makes some good equipment, I think you'll be happy.
When the fuck did we get ice cream?