I bought my last pair of MTB shoes in 1996 and am a little behind the times in tech, etc .

What should I be looking for in a durable shoe/boot? Lacing seems to be the biggest change since my conventional Shimano tie-lacing days.

Since moving up here to ID from S. Cal. I'll need two sets since I ride year-round and I'm tired of frozen toes!

I wear a size Euro 50/U.S.14

Thanks .