I know what you mean, about not wanting to spend "that kind of money". I can't tell you how many pairs of boots I bought, and nothing was that great. Then I did it, I invested, and my boots are heaven. Just heaven. You can spend a little bit and be a little happy, or you can invest, and never regret it. Good boot can be resoled, resewn, and last forever. Think about how important boots are...very.
I'm not sure if they have wide or not, but by far I find Ariats to be the most comfortable shoe there is :) I have 3 different pairs of Ariat paddock boots hehe :)
I agree, Ariat's are by far the most comfortable fitting for me. I just bought a pair of Ariat Heritage Ropers in a C width. I have a few other pairs as well in Med widths, although my boots aren't for English riding.
---- Beautiful Devon Aire L'Cord field boots. Worn less than a dozen times - just enough to break them in! Size 8 1/2. Comes with socks, boot pulls, and a boot jack. Retails for $150; asking $75/bo. All offers considered!