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I was in serious pain the first three days of straight riding in these boots. They are stiff and every review of these is completely accurate. So I knew what I was getting into. But the price and quality and heater elements were too good to pass up.
First day my toes went numb and I had to stop to warm them up more times then I would have liked. Second day some weird pain/pressure in my left ankle (I ride regular) happened cause of the padding on inside of boot. Third day there was awful pain up the back of my left ankle calf that I had to call it quits early that day. So next day I took a day off cause of the pain. Fourth day back riding there was slight discomfort come the 4 hour of riding. You get the idea. I even had a second opinion size wise at a shop and they said they were fine and would take time. Lame..
Thus conclusion is, be prepared for pain, discomfort, stiffness in the boots.
Give them a good week of riding before you break them in. Plus extra days.
Lastly, if you can get past the first week in them you are home free. They are amazing boots overall and they really are worth the suffering. Mostly because they are so flippn too beautiful to look at. I got so many compliments on them and I still can't take my eyes off them. So I prolly rated pretty cool cause they are gold.
the stock photo doesn't do justice to how drool worthy these look in real life. i can't take my eyes off them. the pattern looks like real sequins are on the boots.
just outta the box and figuring out the lacing system. amazing by the way.
I bought these boots in 12/09 at a Burton...
I bought these boots in 12/09 at a Burton outlet but now I am finding it impossible to buy the heaters that go with them. Does anyone know where I can find them?
So these boots have a cord for the heat...
So these boots have a cord for the heat packs. Any idea where I can find those?
Has anyone had a problem with the no slip...
Has anyone had a problem with the no slip heel digging into your ankles?
Ya totally. Mine has been digging into my left calf/ankle area bad, and also down toward bottom of angle. Like so painful I don't want to board. You would think it would be the other side as well but only on my left boot.
They are hella stiff and still need breaking in. But its something with the shell. This shouldn't happen.
these boots are golden
Yes I got them in gold and wow blinding sweet. Yes they're stiff and yes they take a bit to break in, but worth all of the above, I get over 100 days on boots a season and so far am pretty impressed with how these are feeling. I got these in a killer deal, so I can't say I'd ever buy them at the original 349 value, but Man the deal I got was so worth it!!! Really stoked, I'm going to invest in the heaters too I think it would be worth it on some cold days to have in my pocket.
My advice would break them in by lacing loose and I mean loose, but don't go hit any crazy stuff until they feel good to tighten up a bit. These are for those who ride a lot and ride hard or you might find them to stiff.
I like these. They are stiff and really provide the support you want when trying new tricks and other dangerous stunts. They just took too long to pack-in. I had to alternate them with my older boots because there was so much pressure on the pads of my feet. Bottom line (now that they are comfortable): good ankle support, gets the job done.
top of the line
I've always loved burton's innovations, but always had a tough time fittig the burton boots. They now seem to have more of a universal fit and I just love these boots. My feet get sooo cold, so I absolutely loved the heaters in these boots. I never had cold feet problems!
My riding really improved after i got these; i ride everywhere. I feel more stable on the board because i don't feel like my feet are wobbling in my boots so i ride faster and with more confidence. I have fairly small feet and got a 6. I maybe should have bought a 5.5, but one foot is a half size larger than the other. So I wear different socks. It took me awhile to figure out how tight i want the liner and the top and the bottom. I finally figured out i ride great if the bottom is as tight as possible and the liner and top snug but allowing some flex. Someone at a shop said these run small, but i disagree. He did tell me the boots are the most important piece of equipment. I have not bought the heat packs but i may add those.
excellent boot / high performance
really happy with this boot. i tried them on the night before riding and it helped to break them in a bit. they lock you in the heel, but that was what i was looking for. my old boots were way stretched out, and these fit me like a glove. sizing seems true to size. i am a 8.5 and that is what i am wearing. i have a narrow foot, so maybe this is why i did not have any issues with blisters. have ridden them about 5 times since purchase in the past few weeks and am very pleased.
this boots are sick, i love them!!
These boots have the ultimate ankle and riding support, from the velcro-tight liners to the quick lace system. this seasons boots have plastic handle grips for the laces and I couldn't love it better. The black and white boot graphics are sweet looking...only gripe is my toes went a little numb but never got cold, and I quickly forgot about it after I started riding.
Finding the perfect boots is far from simple... leading up to my purchase of the Supreme, I tried on tons of different brands, styles, what have you. I quickly found that for my foot shape (which is slightly wide for a women's foot, size 8 1/2 to 9 in street shoe) Burton was really doing the trick. I decided on a 8 1/2 boot (my toes are in contact with the liner until I get into my stance). The Supreme gives me absolutely zero heal slip!! The liner is awesome, really high quality stuff. I love the upper/lower zone lacing system (I didn't think I would - I'm typically a traditional lace kinda gal) and it seems to be really well built (wont crater on you like some boa systems, etc.). My only gripe is that they do get a little wet after a full day of riding. Good thing is, it's not noticeable until you get 'em off.
I'm looking for a snowboard boot that is...
I'm looking for a snowboard boot that is comfortable and good quality, is this boot good for intermediate level riders and not too stiff?
This boot is Burton's top of the line for advanced riders and is a little on the stiffer side. I would opt instead for the Burton Emerald, their ultra all-mountain boot. It has a flex(stiffness) right in the middle of the scale and is great for intermediates looking to advance. Another very good option is the 32 Lashed. 32 specializes in just boots, so they take comfort and quality seriously.