Futuristic boots for the here and now.
- Speed Zone zonal lacing lets you choose how tight you want your boot around your instep and your ankle
- The heat-moldable Imprint 5 liners feature adjustable J-bars so you can get the level of heel lock-down that�s right for you
- The liner�s EZ Entry panel reduces friction so you don�t feel like you�re trying to shove your foot into your cat
- InfiniFIT EVA soles in the liners cushion feet and won�t pack out after half a season
- The Dual-Component Power Spine backstay offers optimal lateral and medial response and support
- B3 gel in the heels and toes along with lightweight Vibram rubber outsoles offer high-impact cushioning that won�t break down
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After three pairs of Ions this has become mt favorite boot. I have never had a boot that fit me so well. The SLX has plenty of support but articulating still lets you get your tweak on while maintaining excellent ankle hold. The thermic system is a real plus too if you spend alot of time in very cold conditions.
I love most of burton's gear and I had some pretty high expectations for these boots (the price was a bit much, but I gave 'em a go). They are fantastic. I do a lot of boarding in the Teton Range in Wyoming and it gets super cold. These guys held up great and the warmers really helped on the sub, sub zero days. If you don't get cold the warmers might be a bit much, and I would recommend the Ions.
I'm a size 9.5 in street shoe, what is the...
I'm a size 9.5 in street shoe, what is the recommended size in these boots?
9.5. Burton boots are 1 to 1 lasting. These means they fit true to size. What every you wear in shoes, that is your size in boots.
I have last year's SLX and just broke the...
I have last year's SLX and just broke the lower Speed Zone lacing section at the handle. What's the best way to get this replaced? Could it possibly be a warranty issue? Do I need to go through Burton? Other options?
The easiest way is to contact your local shop. They should have the tools and resources to do it for you. If you don't want to do that. Contact Burton warranty services.
you can buy replacements from burton retailers, pretty easy to swap out
I got these boots last month and have had...
I got these boots last month and have had a chance to ride in them twice but I'm having a bit of heel lift. Anyone have any tips on the best placement for the j bars? Otherwise, these boots are amazing. Super light and stiff and comfy like cadillac.
I would go to a shop that does boot work and have someone guide you in this process. If you don't have time to do that then you just want to make sure that the J-bars are basically cradling your ankle bone so that your heel is unable to lift.
Also, you may want to just try riding the boot a couple of days first, to fully understand how your foot is moving in the boot.
"Burton pre-wired the Imprint 5 liner for Therm-ic heat packs" If you are considering buying these boots just for their heating elements, don't bother (in my opinion). You have to spend MORE money to get the battery packs and the charging units! The battery packs weight a fair bit too and can end up flying about if they slip loose. Therm-ic do a Lithium battery pack which is much lighter and lasts much longer in the cold... but guess what, you have to spend MORE money, an extra $100 for those! And then, after a hard days shred you forget to put the buggers on to charge over night... it's back to the stick on toe warmers :(
In my opinion, don't buy these boots just because of the option to use Therm-ic heat packs.. buy them because they fit ya like a glove and keep ya riding sweet all day!
Will this boot fit the CO2 EST bindings?
Will this boot fit the CO2 EST bindings?
yes they will any boot should fit but paying this much money for boots is crazy
However, I found that with the SLX boot being so 'slim fitting' I could actually move down to a medium binding from a large - this resulted in a much more precise fit between boot and binding.
Note however that I am a US 10.5 size boot and that really is boarder line between a medium and large binding.
Is this the boot I need?
Two years ago I...
Is this the boot I need?
Two years ago I picked up the Burton Sabbaths off of a recommendation from a friend, but even though the size was right they ended up killing my feet. I stuck with them last year to try to pack them out a bit, but no luck.
This year I decided to go for the Driver X because of the support, stiffness, and responsiveness. Unfortunately, they ended up being too stiff for my wide feet- they didn't give at all.
Thanks to Dogfunk I was able to return them (love this place), but now I don't know where to go from here.
I like Burton boots due to comfort; I've tried a couple other brands and they just didn't feel right. Maybe that's just bias, I can't say for sure. But you should know when you try on the 'right' boot.
A former Burton employee at Mammoth CA recommended the SLX this year because the liner would conform a bit better to my wider foot than most of the other boots. The criteria for this boot matches my needs, but it's very expensive.
The SLX is an insanely good boot! No doubt that it would give you the support and responsiveness you need!
Some of the boots that tend to fit a wider foot better are the non-speedzone boots. I would personally recommend the Burton Grail (the boot I ride -- I have a wider foot, too), Hail, or Shaun white boot. Those three boots tend to accommodate a wider foot much better. If you are just barely wider the SLX is absolutely phenomenal and will last a really really long time. The tech upgrades you get are well worth the price!
Make sure you do not buy the boot too small... go measure yourself on a brannock. Never go more than a half-size too small. I wear mine true to size and that can be the culprit for most foot pains!
Harry, as you yourself have already found, poorly-fit boots can end-up "killing" your feet. Given that your only two points of contact to the board are your feet, I recommend you invest in the best-fitting, highest-end boot you can find, w/o way over-shooting your technical need (of course). If the Burton SLX made riding feel like sex for you, wouldn't you consider paying $600? Go for it!
Can anyone tell me if this seasons boot...
Can anyone tell me if this seasons boot is exactly the same fit as last season?
I used to wear Ions but I find this seasons boot to be a little tight in the toe box
Thanks in advance....
Its built around the same last as the previous years, so the fit is very, very similar... However, in my opinion, the SLX's toe box has increased slightly do to how Burton used the soft-flexing, molded polycarbonate to shape a spine-like skeleton around it.