Burton’s lightest boot doesn’t scrimp on performance.
If lightweight’s your game, the Burton Ozone Snowboard Boot’s the name. Team riders Mason, Mikkel, and Downing had a hand in the creation of this soft-flexing boot, so you know the quality wasn’t sacrificed for the sake of weight reduction. The Ozone features Burton’s Flex 2 liner, which combines a buttery flex with strategically located TaiPanels that juice up support for landings. For cushioning during hard stomps, Burton added molded EVA footbeds and B3 gel pads that won’t break down. The J-Bar system lets you dial in the amount of heel-hold you need, and the Speed Zone lacing system makes tightening and loosening your boots easier than tying your shoes. EST-optimized midsoles bring you closer to your bindings for better board feel. - Fall 2008.
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How do I get the speed laces to stay tight...
How do I get the speed laces to stay tight on the upper and lower control cords.
Just pull them up and out to tighten... and then backwards towards your body. They will lock in place when you pull the backwards.
Easily the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. They are not the last word on heel hold on my feet, but buttery soft inside.
Lightweight has its setbacks
These are a super light, mostly comfortable and super flexy boot. I spend 6 hours plus a day in these 5 or 6 days a week and I'm very happy with the performance. The down side to them comes from a lack of support in the boot so they have tended to crush in. It doesn't affect the feel from the inside but I am always having to adjust my binding straps to make them shorter as they crush in the boots from the outside. Also because the outside footprint of the boot is so small it may affect the size of the bindings you need. I'm in a 9 and I'm at the smallest size you can fit in a medium binding (Burton or Union). On the whole I love these boots but be warned if you ride 100 days a year you may need a couple of pairs a season!
Nice Pair ;-)
This boot is spectacular. I just used them in Winter Park, CO and my foot didn't get cold or wet once. One thing I always hated about my other pair of boots is that they stunk from sweat. These have an antimicrobial layer of fabric in them to prevent the growth of microbes from sweat and thus preventing the nasty smell of feet. Also, the draw strings are a lot better than regular tie boots. They take all of 1 minute to put on and get tight. This works both ways bc when I'm done for the day, I want my boots off fast instead of having to hasse w/ untying them, and this product does just that. Overall, it's a great pair of boots. I def. recommend these to anybody!
how are you supposed to insert the yellow...
how are you supposed to insert the yellow L shaped things? I've been getting some significant heel lift which already caused me to get a little wobbly before trying some big jumps, so in the spirit of not getting my shit wrecked how do i put these bad boys in?
If you pull the liner out... you will notice a lil' velcro patch on each side (on the inside) of the boot shell.
Just velcro those bad boys in place, drop your liner back in, and WHAM! No more heel lift!
annoying speed zone pressure
I'm reasonably happy with the Ozones. I bought mine a 1/2 size down from my shoe size and put custom orthotics in to take up some of the extra volume around my skinny foot. They have packed out to fit perfectly. The flex is a little on the soft side, but that should be expected from a freestyle boot. The overall ride and feel were what I was looking for. Somewhat responsive with decent board feel and a low profile sole. There is, however, a downside. The day always starts well, but after 2-3 hours of riding I can feel the lace routing channels pushing into my shins. It's a dull, annoying sensation that's tolerable, but should not happen in a high end boot. I think that Burton, in an effort to save on weight, sacrificed comfort by removing some integral padding from the tongue. If this issue is fixed you end up with a stellar boot.
Super comfy and flexible, but still responsive. Lightweight, but not sure that makes much of a difference when you're riding.
Some reviews about the liner giving out very fast, but they seem to be holding out well. I expect them to hold out the season just fine. I would like multiple seasons out of these, but for the price I can't complain.
Got an excellent deal on these....think it was $78 shipped back in November. I was really excited when I saw the pricing. Dogfunk comes up with some crazy deals now and then, but just have to be lucky enough to catch them as they sell out super fast. A couple weeks later, I scored some burton C02s for $88.
well i know that these boots are for the...
well i know that these boots are for the park because they are so soft. But with the lacing system since it has 2 differnt zones to tighten differently will it be to soft for colorado. And how soft will they get compared to the freestyles?
Soft vs. Stiff in just a matter of what you like better. So Colorado to Vermont these things will be awesome if you want a really light weight, comfortable, and soft flexing boot.
You brought up the Freestyle and that is a very good comparison. They are about the same flex as the freestyle (although made with much higher end components) Semi-equivalent tot eh construction of the Hail. The Ozone may feel slightly softer over time, as the flex liner in them has shorter powerpanels on the liner, so you can get a better medial and lateral flex.
Hope that helps a tiny bit.
Here in lower michigan we dont have a lot...
Here in lower michigan we dont have a lot of big hills like colorado. So i do a lot of park riding. Next year im takin a trip to colorado so since there soft for like freestyle will they do good on the big slopes? Like how will they compare with the moto because i had 3 pairs of those and i want to upgrade so how will they compare to those?
The Ozone is an insane upgrade from the moto. Much better cushioning, a softer flex (but higher end liner), super lightweight, EST optimized sole!
These things rock so you'll be way pumped. Especially for a park boot, as it is nice and soft so you can go nuts on the jibs!
After riding Burton freestyles, DC Scouts, and another pair of Burton Freestyles, the Ozone boot is a welcomed upgrade. The boots are so light. I just bought my second pair simply so I have white and black ones. Very nice boots. They flex well and work on the hill or in the park.
to everyone who gave these boots such a...
to everyone who gave these boots such a happy 5 star review when you first bought them... just wondering how the Ozones are now after some days (perhaps an entire season) of riding in em? these are notorious for packing out and their lack of support... i would really be surprised if you're still as staunch a supporter of the Ozone as you were when you first bought them... i agree they are super comfy in the beginning (i mean seriously, what super soft mushy boot isn't? afterall, aren't furry bunny slippers comfy?), but if they were that comfy in the beginning, that's usually a tell-tale sign that these things are gonna pack out on you and become mush... have you taken any big landings in these slippers, er boots? if you're still high on em, more power to ya... but again, i'm just curious, because soft burton boots always seem so sunshine smiley rainbow perfect in the beginning, but then evolve eventually into something you're swearing at profusely midrun (i've been through my share)
I hear ya, Streblo... However, this is the exact reason why many people want this boot. Its soft and comfy out of the box, but then it does become even more soft throughout the season. If you are looking for something that will break down to a medium flex try the Ion... The ozone is kind of built to be like an ultra lightweight hail or freestyle but with speedzone.
Rode these all last year and love them. After having boas for a few years I was worried about the hassle of tying. Tucked in, the laces hold well. So lightweight, I caught a shuttle bus two blocks away running full speed. And thats not even what they're made for.
I did not get to try these on the slopes, but I tried them on and these boots are *ridiculously* light and comfortable! Day & Night compared with my 2007 Hails. I ended returning mine because the yellow is too bright but I'm soooo getting these in Black.
Supercuff/Flex 2 Liner
instead of using that old tired power-strap, this super innovative cuff system locks you down tight and is much more comfortable...doesnt pinch anywhere or make feet fall asleep or bite the calf like all my previous powerstraps have. this thing is awesome.
Do not buy !
Hey, i bought these boots and returned them after 4 days of riding.
they were super comfy at first, but then i stareted riding in them, and they offer no support at all. they are 4 in burton support level. my old moto's are 2.5 and the moto's offer way more support.
for the price of this boot you can find way better boots then these (Moto's for example).
WOW these are so comfortable, went to the local shop and threw in em in a heat molder and they fit absoultley perfect. ive been dealing with dead toes, crushed toes, and a bad pressure spot on all of my boots for the past few years and now all those problems are gone! (ordered true to size, didnt even pack out a half size, still snug n nice)...while riding they are very comfortable, i was weary about them because they are so soft, but once you get em laced up nice n tight, they are just as responisive as any other boots. but way more comfortable and perfect for buttering and just having a relaxed ride. took some tree runs to test response and they did great...Cushioning is awesome for hard landings. they arent too huge so they fit nicley into lots of bindings. Must be the most comfortable boots ever made, only problem is that the speed zone laces can undo themselves if you dont REALLY push em down into the cleats. BOTTOM LINE if you want happy feet, buy these boots
Sorry for rambling, but..........
sorry for rediculously long pre-review...but ive ridden enough to complete it...ill make it shorter this time. WOW these are so comfortable still, went to the local shop and threw in em in a heat molder and they fit absoultley perfect now. ive been dealing with dead toes, crushed toes, and a bad pressure spot on all of my boots for the past few years and now all those problems are gone! (ordered true to size, didnt even pack out a half size, still snug n nice)...while riding they are very comfortable, i was weary about them because they are so soft, but once you get em laced up nice n tight, they are just as responisive as any other boots. but way more comfortable and perfect for buttering and just having a relaxed ride. took some tree runs to test response and they did great...Cushioning is awesome for hard landings. they arent too huge so they fit nicley into lots of bindings. Must be the most comfortable boots ever made, only problem is that the speed zone laces can undo themselves if you dont REALLY push em down into the cleats. BOTTOM LINE if you want happy feet, buy these boots
this is a great boot i could definetly feel the difference between this and my old bulky zumas. The ozone gives you so much more flex and its so much lighter it makes carving and spins much much easier. =)
Boots are terrible ... do not buy
I bought these boots at the beggining of the season and had to return them. They had very little support, and absolutley killed me feet. I ended up getting the 32 Lashed and those are awesome!
The quick lace system also sucks... no place to put the excess strings. All in all.. these boots suck and for the price you can get a far superior boot.
Ozones... They're definitely light
These boots are indeed very light, flexible, and thereby comfortable but those aren't the only things you want in a boot. They're so flexible that I either had to cinch my boot so tight before a run that my feet throbbed halfway down or risk my foot almost sliding out. My binding also crushed the boots, I had to readjust my toe caps twice in a week because the boots would just fold down into my feet. Essentially, if you want to make snowboarding more dangerous, these boots are the way to go.