Track out the entire mountain and call it 'manifest destiny'.
- Speed Zone lacing tightens upper and lower zones with the yank of a cord for a custom fit that works for many foot shapes
- Super-durable Vibram Outsole provides ultimate grip on sketchy bootpacks
- New Rad Pad cushions instep from liner lace pressure
- Shrinkage technology reduces the boot's footprint for less bulk and improved binding fit
- Aegis antimicrobial treatment deters funky odors after a long, sweaty day on the hill
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I've demoed this boot on powder days when I stay clear of the park and go do some aggressive freeriding. It definitely gets the job done. After putting these boots on in the locker room I have never had to re-tighten them on the mountain. Great boot but keep in mind it's a stiffer boot and is not ideal for the park.
EST-optimized mid sole
Burton is bringing out a boot technology to go with all their new EST/Channel tech and trying to give snowboarding more of a skate feel. In the past most boots have a forward ramp in the midsole that causes you to bend your knees and support yourself on the balls of your feet. This basically shaves this down so you have a more flat footed stance and better feel for the board underneath you. Something that's excellent for advanced freestyler but not everyone. I expect this tech to stick around but not take over.
Bringin Skate to the Snow
Burton is bringing out a boot technology to go with all their new EST/Channel tech and trying to give snowboarding more of a skate feel. In the past most boots have a forward ramp in the midsole that causes you to bend your knees and support yourself on the balls of your feet. This is awesome for anyone looking to go fast and make aggressive turns or someone just getting into riding. If you're freestyle oriented or skate, you'll love the new EST midsoles. They eliminate the ramp and allow you to stand more flat footed, like a skate shoe. This really allows you to center your weight and distribute it more evenly which goes well with all the new tech like rocker and frostbite that bring your weight into the center of your board anyway. I do NOT recommend this boot to a beginner.
Best lace pulls ever!
Burton's SpeedZone lacing continues to improve year after year, this is the best handle I've used for SpeedZone to date.
Velcro® Liner Closure
Never mess with it. Ever.
Burton Imperial- you know what it is!
This boot runs the gamut, all of Burton really good features come alive in this boot. For the rider needing a stiffer boot but still tweakable get this.Supportive. Burton gives it a 7 out of 10 on their flex scale. I think it's like a Beefed up Ruler or inbetween the Ruler and the Sabbath.Vibram sole. Works like spikes, without the spikes.Out of the box awesomeness. The insole is almost as good as after-market insoles- almost, plenty of support though. Fits true to size.No heel lift. None.Shinkage tech: If you're on the cusp of a m to large binding, you can get a mediume with this tech. Burton says.Shrinkage reduces the boots overall footprint one full size, meaning a mens size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, sleekernever suffer from toe drag again.Awesome liner with no pressure points unnecessary garbage. The Velcro on the tongue keeps it in place and not shifting around.Light weight. I weighed one boot at 2.25 (size 9.5)