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The most responsive boot in snowboarding. Period.

For as long as we can remember, the Burton Driver X snowboard boot has set the benchmark for insane response and ultimate support. The historically stiff flex got stiffer this year, which makes it as perfect for holding onto your line in critical conditions as it is for skinning back up. The Speed Zone dual zone lace system makes it easy get your boots as tight as you need for a flawless fit. There's a removable tongue insert, just in case you're looking for even more response. It doesn't hurt that the grippy Vibram EcoStep Plus outsole gets an upgrade in the form of Ice Spikes, which make the last few feet of your ridge line approach a little bit safer. As with the rest of Burton's lineup, Shrinkage technology reduces your footprint by a full boot size, and that means less overhang so you stay locked on edge, instead of booting out. When you point it down, you'll appreciate the B3 Gel in the heel, which stops heel bruises dead in their tracks. When your life depends on precise control, look no further than the Driver X.

  • Dual zone Speed Zone lacing system
  • Stiff flex
  • Power Up 3D molded tongue
  • Removable RAF (rider adjustable flex) tongue insert
  • Shrinkage footprint reduction technology
  • Dual-density cushioning
  • Dual Zone B3 gel padding
  • Vibram EcoStep Plus outsole

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4 5

My go-to boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have an older pair of Driver-X that are packed out (feet are moving around and heels lift) and the outer has lost its stiffness. This is expected, they're 3 season old, maybe 4. I loved them while they fit right! These are size 8 and I am about a 8.5 street shoe.

I decided to try a few others based on recommendation: Deeluxe Xavier model and Sol Malmutes. I wanted the like the Deeluxes but they just didn't fit my foot right: the toe box crushed my foot. The Malmutes fit nice in the store but boy there was a few seams inside that created hot spots on the maiden voyage. I also felt like there was a LOT less padding between the board and my foot (relative to the Drivers). The boot rode harsh for me.

So LSS, I went back to a new '14 Driver X boot size 8. Stiff as heck and yet it wasn't crushing my feet and there feels like theres a lot of "boot" between the binding and my tender feet!

I've been experimenting with the RAF and its got promise. I also moved the yellow banana velcro inserts from my old drivers to the new ones (I should contact Burton and see why they were missing) to keep my heels down and they seem to do the trick. I get a little bit of heel lift but I don't notice it when riding, only standing around and trying to make my heel lift up. i have narrow heels and I've always had a problem with heel lift.

Bottom lineL this boot delivers high performance and high comfort. Its the best boot for my foot. Just go a little small, maybe a half size below street.

3 5

Check your fit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I replaced an older pair of Soloman snowboarding boots that were less stiff, so the Burton's have taken some time to get used too. I think I got the right size with my toes just touching the tip of the boot but had no problems during the break in. Like some of the other feedback, I have had some challenges with getting good/comfort fit in the boot since my foot, ankle and calf are lower volume. I did try the Ion which may have been a better fit at the end of the day. I also have a problem with the inner white lining on the heal of the right boot which I'll need to follow up. A bit disappointing that I'll have to deal with this since I never had a problem with my old Soloman's.

4 5

Great boots, but make sure to size down!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these boots after having a pair of Driver X boots from about four years ago. I never had any problems with my first pair and I was very happy with them. However, on the second day of using my new boots, the plastic hook on the quick-lace system snapped on one. It's most likely just a freak thing (and not a big issue as they're being replaced under warranty), but it's still a little annoying. Other than that, the boots are great. Stiff, responsive and comfortable.

Also, make sure that you get this boot smaller than your normal shoe size. I usually wear a size 11 on my Nike shoes, but on these boots I needed to downsize a full size to size 10 to find my perfect fit. Keep this in mind when purchasing!

5 5

Stiff as a board

This boot is Stiff!! and I love it! I got my normal size (11.5) and it fits perfectly.

4 5

A boot for a hard charging rider

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Driver X is one of the stiffest boots on the market. It has the most response out of any boot I have ever ridden over the last 15 years. I ordered my street size and it fits pretty well. Its definitely a bit tight/snug at first but it does pack out as most boots due after some riding but not nearly as fast. They are also fairly light comparable to something like the weight of the Motos. I have high arches as well which usually is an issue with some of the boots I have had in the past but the footbeds in these fit my feet pretty good. If you want a super stiff boot that wont let you down at high speeds and gives you all the response you need at the slightest shift in your weight you will definitely want to check out the Driver Xs.

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How did those boots end up for you after more use? I also have high arches and a wide 11.5. I tried them on and they were a bit snug. I was wondering if they stretched out much?

5 5

Great boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these a half size smaller than my street shoe and they fit great. My heal locks in well and I still don't feel like my leg is too tight. The response is great with these boots. I have a bad ankle and I use to have to tape my ankles or wear braces before I could go out on the mountain but with these boots my ankle is locked in and feels great.

How do these fit? I sized down one size...

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How do these fit? I sized down one size for my last pair of Burton boots.

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I actually sized up a full size from my street shoe when I got these boots but wish that I hadn't. At a full size up being a really stiff boot they still put a lot of pressure over the top of my foot but left a lot of play in the heal which kinda stole away a lot of the purpose of getting a super stiff boot. I would suggest at best sizing up a half size or staying with your normal shoe size.

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Can anyone compare the size of these to Salomon Malamutes? When buying Malamutes, I up-sized a little like Wayne did when buying Drivers. I consistently wear Timberland size 9.5 Wide, but I got 28 mondo Malamutes, which are about 10. Recovering from a broken ankle, I discovered a great solution to the play in the heel -- MalleoTrain ankle supports (pricey, but great support around the ankle, a silicon-like pad on each side). Anyway, I think Drivers will be my next boot, but wonder how they compare to Timberland street shoes, or to Malamute boots. Thanks!! Dave

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My malamutes were true to size for my street shoes. The driver x boots fit one size smaller I wear 11.5 shoe/ malamute and a 10.5 driver x. Driver is way more low profile and lighter and WAY stiffer. My malamutes feel like a joke in comparison.

4 5

Not for the small heeled

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great boot if your don't have small heels or thinner calf mussels.