The Imperial channels 30 years of snowboard boot-building expertise into the most bang ever for your hard-earned buck.
Its Ion-inspired performance includes S4 shell panels to keep the flex consistent, even lighter and grippier Vibram® EcoStep soles, footprint reducing Shrinkage™, plus an EST® chassis for ultimate board feel, enhanced with B3 cushioning. Total Comfort gives riders like Jussi and Mark Sollors that broken-in feel right out of the box. With a flex that sits at the sweet spot between the Ion and Hail, this is the snowboard boot you’ve been waiting for.
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Speed Zone™ Lacing System for True Zonal Lacing Control
Lightning fast lacing control. Customize the fit of the upper or lower zone in seconds, and because the system is so powerful, you get more rebound, more wrap, and better response—with less effort.
Flex / Response
Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology
Reduces the boot’s overall footprint one full size, meaning a men’s size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, sleeker—never suffer from toe drag again.
S4 Shell Panels
Superlight and resilient, S4 shell panels on the Imperial, Serow, and Supreme™ evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex, season after season.
NEW Power Up Firm Flex Thin Profile 3D® Molded Tongue
For greater rebound and durability, we have upgraded the majority of our 2014 boots to this new dual density tongue construction. Like all our Thin Profile 3D® Molded Tongues, it’s available in one of three flex options based on the boot. For even greater response, check the thermoplastic-reinforced Power Up Plus Tongue on the Driver X.
Cushioning / Traction
NEW Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole [30% Recycled]
Get the legendary grip and feel Vibram® is famous for in a lighter weight and 30% recycled construction. Includes the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA and B3 Gel in the heel and toe.
Rubber Ice Spikes
Soft and grippy with stiffer spikes that dig into ice when slipping isn’t an option.
Low-Profile EST® Optimized Midsole
EST® goes beyond bindings by optimizing the soles on select boots for a more direct connection. Lower-profile, lighter weight, and with a reduced ramp angle, EST lowers your center of gravity and improves feel. All without sacrificing an ounce of cushioning thanks to ultra-dampening B3 Gel inserts.
The same cushioning found in our high-end boots for unstoppable impact protection.
Total Comfort Construction
Get an instantly broken-in feel right out of the box. Total Comfort’s industry-exclusive construction eliminates the break-in period for a fit that feels just as good from day 1 to 100.
Snow-Proof Internal Gusset
All Burton boot tongues feature an internal gusset construction to completely seal the lower zone of the boot, keeping feet warm and dry.
Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed
Lightweight and long-lasting shock absorption.
ESS Support Shank
The added support reduces fatigue while preventing your arch from collapsing on itself when you bomb drop a 40-footer.
Imprint™ 3 Liner
1. Focus Cuff Heel Hold System with Velcro® J-Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock 2. Tuff Cuff with Velcro® J-Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock [Driver X and Felix Only] 3. Plush Cuff 1.0 [Women’s Only] 4. Lightweight Power Panels [Extra Tall for Added Response on Imprint Liner 3X] 5. Sock Lock 6. Rad Pad for Lace Comfort 7. Velcro® Liner Closure 8. Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating 9. Heat-Moldable
Boosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle for increased response.
Located on the top of your instep, right where the liner laces exert the most pressure, these pre-curved panels keep your feet stoked and secure.
Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating
Inhibits foul odors. Your feet [and your friends] will thank us. Look for Aegis™ on select liners and footbeds.
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