The Burton Hail snowboard boot has become a fast favorite for its freestyle-friendly flex and all-mountain versatility. The medium flex handles everything on the mountain, but it's really in its element when you get it into the park. Traditional laces keep it light, and let you fine-tune where and how tight your boots are. The lacing gets a hand from the Exo-Wrap reinforced lower lacing, which keeps your foot stuck in place without having to crank down too hard on your laces.
Like the rest of Burton's lineup, Shrinkage technology reduces your footprint by a full boot size, and that means less toe drag. The articulated cuff frees up the flex, for skate-shoe inspired freedom without sacrificing support. The Holy Shit sole system is no joke―it combines tons of cushioning with greater articulation for perfect tweaks and unrestricted balance for unleashing your deepest, darkest jib fantasies. If you're a park shark that isn't afraid to take your moves to the rest of the mountain, the Hail is all the backup you need.
- Traditional lacing with Exo-Wrap lower reinforcement
- Medium flex
- Power Up 3D molded tongue
- Shrinkage footprint reduction technology
- Dual-density cushioning
- Holy Shit outsole
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Lets start with the pros: fantastic park/freestyle flex. Gave me a more skatey feel, forgiving, and tweakable.
Here are the cons: horrible ankle pinching. Rode in discomfort for three days. Tried molding the liners, but it still didn't help. Now, I ride with constant ankle pinching. Buyer beware.
I've rode Burton Assaults for two seasons, which fit like a glove. Burton's Warranty department made my experience even worse by rejecting my complaints as disingenuous. Another friend of mine owns these boots and has the same ankle discomfort. He thought it was normal because he rode a pair of uncomfortable boots for 3 seasons.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These boots are incredible. Let me start by saying that I first bought a pair of Salomon boots with the turn-and-tighten tech, thinking it would be more convenient. I could not have been more wrong...those Salomon's felt like needles on my feet; I literally had to stop every few seconds to let my feet recover from the burning discomfort. So, I did some reading...found the BURTON HAIL boots and decided to give them a try. These are the greatest things I've thusfar purchased for myself. The lacing system is far, far superior to anything else. It allows for unparalleled customization, allowing me to tighten them where they need tightening and loosen them where I need room and freedom. Perfect. They are warm, with great insulation, and have plenty of width by my foot. Now, I can shred the gnar without any issues, and I'm already hitting the park my first day with these boots. Couldn't ask for more, buy them NOW.
Best boot ever made
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm personally not the biggest fan of Burton products. but when it comes to their boots, no one can touch them. The burton hail boots have been my favorite park boots ever. and I've had alot of different boots. They fit to your foot and mold so well its like skate shoes. You will never have cold feet. EVER. and you will never have wet feet until you tear these things apart. The feel and flex is perfect. You want to murder rails and bash metal objects then throw hard on jumps any size? these are the boots for the job. They also fit incredibly slim, so you don't have all this extra weight or bulkiness in your bindings. Shrinkage technology has also always been awesome to me. It really does create less toe or heal drag, and when you ride Bear Mountain like i used to where it can get pretty slushy at mid day, you definitely don't want much drag. I've landed to flats plenty of times and have died on tricks in these but I never have had heel bruising or shin splints through out the whole season of hard riding. my ankles were too extremely happy. Get these boots, don't even think twice about it.
Not to stoked
Not the biggest fan. bought it for the articulating ankle so it doesn't bunch around the ankle? but it still does.