J. Jones and EST
So why aren't snowboard boots as comfy as a pair of skate shoes? J. Jones didn't but luckily Burton cares about his opinion. Thus was born EST optimized midsoles! This essentially is the elimination of forward ramp in the boot so instead of being forced to rest your weight on the balls of your feet and being in the 'athletic' position, you can stand flat footed and get a better feel for your board under your feet. Recommended for the advanced freestyler, not a beginner.