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BURTON SNOW BOARD BOOTS MEET FASHION ICONS

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BURTON SNOW BOARD BOOTS MEET FASHION ICONS
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Burton X Frye Boot
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BURTON SNOW BOARD BOOTS MEET FASHION ICONS

In past winter collections Burton has partnered with a refined selection of iconic footwear brands to offer fashion forward snowboard boots backed by Burton’s technical know-how.  Burton’s 2015 Collection builds on previous successes by offering fresh new collaborations with Red Wing Shoes, Diemme, Frye and L.A.M.B.  The immediate effect of these partnerships is to bring something exciting to the Burton snowboard boots customer.

Burton Snowboarding Boot
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For customers enamoured with tradition, Burton offers forth the heritage of Red Wing boots.  If transcending classic outdoor styling is the desire then an ongoing partnership with Diemme of Italy offers a solution with its history of working on classic outdoor activities like fishing and hunting.   With the Diemme boot the hiking aesthetic, with leather and traditional laces, meets Burton’s technology forward structure.  The Frye partnership yields a handsome descendant of the brand’s popular Campus boot.  FInally, L.A.M.B. provides the fresh ideas of Gwen Stefani and takes the Burton snowboard boots image in a different direction than has ever been seen before.


Driver X BootBURTON DRIVER X SNOWBOARD BOOT

The Burton snow board boots model Driver X combines Burton’s most advanced technology with minimalist styling and solid craftsmanship to create an all-mountain snowboard boot that melds uncompromising quality to a futuristic image.  The Burton X Deriver boot is fitted with the new Boa Coiler Closure lacing system, an exciting new addition to the Burton 2015 winter boot line.

Burton Snow Board Boots Driver X
Burton Snow Board Boots Driver X Photo Courtesy of Burton

The new speedy and reliable lacing system makes it easier for riders to get in and out of their boots with a simple, adjustable click.  Comfortable from the first day snowboarding this is a top choice for snowboarding fashionistas who want their tech hidden behind a sleek look.

  • LACING: Speed Zone™ Lacing System Powered by NEW Burton Exclusive New England Ropes with a Lifetime Warranty
  • FLEX / RESPONSE: NEW 1:1 PowerUP Plus Tongue, Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology
  • CUSHIONING / TRACTION: Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole [30% Recycled], Rubber Ice Spikes, Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil, Total Comfort Construction, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed, ESS Support Shank
  • LINER: Imprint™ 3x Liner, Heat Cycle Lining, Tuff Cuff, Rad Pad, Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating

Burton Red Wing Boot
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BURTON ION RED WING SNOWBOARD BOOT

Simple and minimal Ion Burton Red Wing Snowboarding Boots come in leather inspired by old-school boot company Red Wing.  It is a great boot for those that prefer to ride aggressive snowboards.  As a residing member of the most popular boot family Burton has ever made, its performance abilities are embedded into the Red Wing look.  Charles Beckman, who founded Red Wing in 1905 to supply loggers, farmers and miners never envisaged his iconic utility boot would one day surf snow for leisure.  It may seem an odd partnership on paper but one look at these boots tells you why it happened.

Burton Snow Board Boots
Burton Snow Board Boots Ion Photo Courtesy of Burton

The ION model sits at the top of Burton’s high performance boot line based on its technical prowess.  Ideal rebound and response in the boot’s tongue material and a perfect balance between low center of gravity sole design and impact dispersal are just two of the important details that make the ION a high performance boot.  While you may not notice these details they are Burton’s contribution that make this boot exceptional.  Other improvement include a lacing system that tightens the boot a little better around the foot than previously.  Plastic barriers on either sides of each panel contribute to stability.  Burton’s 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.”  Essentially it minimizes toe drag and yet remains responsive.

This is a boot for those accustomed to choosing high performance models but looking for something with a strong fashion sense.  Red Wing leather adds a soft and almost traditional feel to an otherwise technically adept boot design.
  • LACING: Speed Zone™ Lacing System featuring NEW Components for 2016 and Powered by NEW Burton Exclusive New England Ropes with a Lifetime Warranty
  • FLEX / RESPONSE: NEW 1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue, Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology
  • CUSHIONING / TRACTION: Low-Profile EST® Optimized Midsole, AutoCANT Cushioning, ReBounce Cushioning, Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil, Total Comfort Construction, Outer Shell Pressure Relief Panel, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed, ESS Support Shank
  • LINER: Infinite Ride™ 4 Liner, DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™ Lining, Tuff Cuff, Rad Pad, Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating

 

Burton Viking Snowboard Boot
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BURTON VIKING SNOWBOARD BOOT

The most expensive boot offered by Burton is the all inclusive Viking model.  The Viking is packed with 21st century technology like the Speed Zone™ Lock N’ Load Lacing for a secure heel hold.  Burton’s exclusive Infinite Ride™ liner prevents break down and pack-out.  It gets even better with DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™, a thermally-activated carbon thread that captures and radiates body heat inward while wicking away heat-robbing sweat.  Traditional laces at the cuff and forefoot provide a traditional feel to the boot.  On the sole is a material called ReBounce,  remarkable cushioning sits closer to your foot than in previous renditions and expands its role by also reflecting body heat upwards towards the foot to maintain warmth even on the coldest days.

Burton Snow Board Boots Viking
Burton Snow Board Boots Viking Photo Courtesy of Burton

The Viking looks 21st Century ultramodern with its subtle graphical details and gorgeous lines bent forward for speed.  If the ultimate boot is what you want the Viking could be the one.

  • LACING: Traditional Lacing, Speed Zone™ Lock N’ Load Powered by NEW Burton Exclusive New England Ropes with a Lifetime Warranty
  • FLEX / RESPONSE: NEW 1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue, GripLITE Backstay, Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology
  • CUSHIONING / TRACTION: Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole [30% Recycled], Rubber Ice Spikes, Low-Profile EST® Optimized Midsole, B3 Gel, ReBounce Cushioning, Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil, Total Comfort Construction, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed, ESS Support Shank
  • LINER: Infinite Ride™ 4 Liner, DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™ Lining, Tuff Cuff, Rad Pad, Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating

Burton Snowboard BootsA BRIEF HISTORY OF BURTON

Snowboarding as imagined by Jake Burton began in 1977 with the first snowboard of the burgeoning startup called Backhill.  Its design drew on surfboards as a construction model and utilizing a foam core wrapped in fiberglass.  It was a narrow board by today’s standards with just a single strap for bindings with a rope and handle attached to the nose of the board.  In 1978 the fiibeglass shell gave way to steam-bent wood and an aluminum fin was introduced.  The fin was sold as an all-surface solution to the variety of snow types riders encountered on differing mountain courses across the world.

Graphics began to appear on the Burton snowboards in 1979 with a new model called Backhill & Backyard introduced.  Unique to the boards was the Burton Snowboard bindings which for the first time offered riders regular or goofy stances through simple adjustments made with the provided tool.  Burton’s approach differed from most competitors in that it sought to free the rider to surf the waves of snow.  It’s surfing roots were a guiding force in the design philosophy.

In the early 1980’s several new developments occurred at Burton that widened its appeal to a global market.  Production was moved to founder Jake Burton’s home state of Vermont.  Shortly after the National Snowboarding Championships were hosted which today is known as the US Open.  The Burton brothers, together with team member Doug Bouton claimed the first trophy.  Following this snow boards were introduced to Japan followed by Burton snow board boots – Burton’s first move to go global.  1983 saw the introduction of Burton’s first boot called the Competition Series featuring bindings with a heal strap.  The Powder and Performer series evolved to include buckle bindings, better graphics and bi-directional fiberglass shell  It was an important stage for both the company and riders and the evolution in product and riding style was in a constant state of improvement.  Europe made note and Burton’s arrival there soon followed.

High-top bindings gave Burton snow board boots a sustainable competitive edge during the 1980’s allowing them to evolve their product line to the point whereby they could offer a complete line of snowboard products.  By 1987 Burton made snowboards, bindings, boots, collapsible poles, outerwear and even produced a video.  The emergence of Burton as a serious player in the ski equipment market coincided with the opening of US resorts to allow snowboarding.  From just 5% of US resorts open to riding in 1985 to 95% by 1987 – Burton had seized on the opening of the snowboard market like no other company.  In a rise with parallels to sneaker goliath Nike, Burton held its cutting edge with consistent sponsorship of champion snowboarders the lent an air of superiority to the brand.  Following the simple philosophy of making the best snowboarding equipment in the world has led Burton to become the main player it is today.


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BURTON’S SERIOUS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
The Burton sustainability program is anchored with two serious commitments:
The impact of climate change will be taken seriously by fully committing toward operation a sustainable business .  This commitment begins with recognizing that the environment is in crisis and it’s in everyone’s best interest to act on the opportunities to improve across the board.  The broader Burton community will join together to the work towards securing the future of the sport and lifestyle we all love.  They invite oversight to hold Burton accountable for ongoing improvement in operating sustainably which is one more reason to consider a pair of Burton snowboarding boots .