Burton utilized a 4-panel design creating a boot that can flex and remain supportive as you ride, perfect for freeride. These low-profile boots offer a catch-free experience thanks to Footprint Reduction technology which reduces your footprint by one full size. To further enhance your riding experience, the Imperial boots feature a midsole that keeps your feet closer to the board for a more natural feel. For over 30 years Burton has been producing snowboard products that push the envelope and these Imperial boots have become a pillar of innovation in the Burton Empire, making this an easy decision for you. The hard part is finding a clean pair of snowboard socks.
- Speed Zone™ Lacing System
- S4 Shell Panels
- Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil Underfoot
- Shrinkage Footprint Reduction Technology
- Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole (30% Recycled)
- Imprint™ 3 Liner
- Focus Cuff Liner Wrap
- PowerUP Tongue
- Snow-Proof Internal Tongue Gusset
- B3 Gel Sole Cushioning
- EST® Optimized Midsole
- Total Comfort Construction
- 1:1 Boot Lasting
- 1 Year Warranty
Speed Zone™ Lacing System - The Speed Zone™ Lacing System features streamlined, profiled lace guides for increased performance and improved durability. The system retains lightning fast lacing control by allowing you to customize the fit of the upper and lower zones in seconds. More power means more rebound, wrap and response with less lacing effort.
New England Rope laces add a virtually indestructible character worthy of Burton's Lifetime Warranty.
S4 Shell Panels - Superlight and resilient. Strategically placed S4 shell panels evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound while resisting breakdown for consistent boot flex, season after season.
Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil Underfoot - This low-profile and lightweight foil underneath your liner reflects heat back to the feet, improving both warmth and comfort when faced with cold conditions.
Shrinkage Footprint Reduction Technology - Shrinkage 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.
Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole (30% Recycled) - Get the legendary grip and feel Vibram® is famous for in a lighter weight with 30% recycled construction. Includes the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA and B3 Gel in the heel and toe.
Imprint™ 3 Liner - Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed offers enhanced arch support, improved response, and even more shock absorbing power.
Focus Cuff Heel Hold System boosts heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle while riding slightly higher for increased response.
Hook and Loop J-Bar Interface allows you to add or remove support to the boot’s heel pocket for a customized fit.
Inner Lace Lock makes exiting a cinch with the one-handed release tab.
Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Your feet and your friends will thank you for sure.
ESS Support Shank adds support to reduce fatigue while preventing your arch from collapsing on itself when you bomb drop a 40-footer.
Lightweight Power Panels ensure that your boots provide the same flex, rebound and support on day 100 as they did on day 1. They’re built using memory materials, which even after being deeply flexed, enable both the liner and shell to snap back into their original position.
Hook and Loop Liner Closure.
Focus Cuff Liner Wrap - Boosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle for increased response.
PowerUP Tongue - This dual density tongue offers greater response than the previous Thin Profile 3D Molded tongue with improved rebound and durability.
Snow-Proof Internal Tongue Gusset - All Burton boot tongues have been upgraded with an internal gusset construction to completely seal the lower zone of the boot, keeping feet warm and dry.
B3 Gel Sole Cushioning - Ultimate dampening formulated to withstand repeated impacts without breaking down.
EST® Optimized Midsole - EST® provides you with a more direct connection to your board by eliminating the ramp angle of your outsole. This in turn lowers your center of gravity and improves board feel to create a more surf/skate like feel without sacrificing on cushioning.
Total Comfort Construction - Get an instantly broken in feel right out of the box. Total Comfort's new industry exclusive toe box construction eliminates the break in period for a fit that feels just as good from shop floor to season opener, and every day thereafter.
1:1 Boot Lasting - Every Burton liner is factory molded with the "Last" inside the shell to ensure a superior, out-of-box fit with precise, liner-to-shell integration. 1:1 lasting means that every half and full size liner gets a matching half and full size shell and outsole for the best possible fit with the smallest possible footprint.
1 Year Warranty - Covered under manufacturer warranty for 1 year from the time of purchase. Warranty includes manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship only and DOES NOT cover damage due to normal wear and tear, damage from resting your board's edge on your boot while on the chairlift, or damage caused by any modification done outside the manufacturer's facility.
Looks great. Slightly stiffer than expected but breaks in quickly.