I've been riding for 12 years, and am now moving to Breckenridge to be a snowboard instructor. I've always had crap gear and have decided that I need to upgrade for this season. My last pair of boots were made by Lamar, were very cheap and lasted 5 years. I ended up calling quits on these boots my last trip when I got Achilles Tendonitis from hiking to back country runs with these worn out boots.
Since I'll be working and wearing them almost every day this season, what kind of boots would you recommend. It would be nice if I could get at least two years of use riding 100 days in the season. One last thing, I have big and wide feet. I wear a 13 tennis shoe but my last boots were size 12 and fit well. I don't know if they even make 12.5 boots, but those would probably be ideal.
Thanks in advance for the help.