okay guys... i ended up getting some boots. i tried everything in the store that was $150 and cheaper (my budget). you namebrand whores are going to laugh but i walked away with a pair of Lamar Force's for less than $100 taxes in. They were the best fitting and most comfortable boot that i tried on (i tried like 6 or 7 pairs). Sure i could've spent $300 on a pair of boots but i can't justify spending that much when I just freeride and do nothing too serious. i guess i just got lucky that one of the cheaper boots came out on top for me.