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Response and cushioning that's fit for a king.

The Burton Imperial Men's Snowboard Boot delivers the responsive flex and cushioned feel needed by serious freeride enthusiasts that crush anything standing in their way. Inspired by Burton's top-dog SLX, the Imperial has S4 shell panels that resist breakdown over the course of the season, allowing riders to hit the elusive 100-day mark without their boots suffering the consequences. This hard-charging boot uses Speed Zone lacing for a quick, efficient lacing solution that's great for dialing in your preferred tightness on the hill without freezing your fingers fumbling with traditional laces.

Inside the boot, you'll find a supremely comfortable Imprint 3 Liner with Focus Cuff Heel Hold system. This system provides awesome heel hold by hugging the sweet spot around your ankle, preventing dreaded heel lift when you're charging hard. Its Aegis antimicrobial coating fends off funky-smelling microbes. Additionally, you'll find a Level 2 Molded EVA footbed for added comfort and shock-absorption when you take natural hits or ride over rough, bumpy terrain.

The boot's industry-leading Vibram EcoStep sole not only resists wear and tear with its rugged design, but it tenaciously grips onto icy, hardpacked slopes with Rubber Ice Spikes embedded into the toe area. This makes the Imperial especially suited for freeriders walking up treacherous boot packs and no-fall zones where every step is crucial. Soaking up bumps and high-speed vibration, the boot's EST Optimized midsole uses B3 gel for maximum shock absorption. Add in Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil and you have a boot that won't leave your feet feeling numb, no matter how frigid the temps are outside.

  • Shrinkage Footprint Reduction
  • Speed Zone lacing
  • S4 Shell Panels
  • Firm Flex PowerUp Tongue
  • Imprint 3 Liner with Focus Cuff Heel Hold system
  • Aegis antimicrobial coating
  • Level 2 Moled EVA footbed
  • Low-profile EST Optimized midsole with B3 gel cushioning
  • Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
  • Vibram EcoStep sole with Rubber Ice Spikes

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4 5

Great boots

First off I may not be the most qualified to review these boots. Not because I am inexperienced I have been riding since 1996. I say I may not be the best person to review because 2015 is the first time I bought any new gear since 2001/02 and the products have come so far. When I was in college I would ride 60 or more days a year & buy new gear every year but since I don't ride as much I didn't buy new gear. This year I got brand new everything board,bindings,boots,jacket,pants, goggles & gloves. I did not put them on a scale but without a doubt these boots are at least 1/2 the weight of my old boots. They are very comfortable & seem warm although I have not tried them on a cold day or at least what we call cold in the northeast. Some people on here said in their review to get 1/2 size larger. I got the same size I wear with my sneakers as well as every other pair of Burton boots I ever owned and they feel great. The only thing I can complain about is the speed lacing. With the speed lacing it has been a bit tricky to find that happy medium between too loose or too tight but I have a feeling that comes with practice & I only wore them 2 days. I do like how easy it is for the boots go on & come off your feet with the speed lace.

5 5

took the chance of going burton

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So after 5 plus years of riding the lashed and tm2's and being tired of buying new boots each year since they get packed out and destroyed after one season (of 100ish days) I finally went for some burton boots. So glad I did. The imperials are tight and stiff like the tm2's, but hold up much better and have better traction, not to mention their lacing system doesn't deteriorate like 32's fasttrack. i ordered a half size down from my shoe size and the fit is great

Unanswered Question

i've got a pair of burton moto 2010 boot size 12 and i always lace it very tight. the moto are just earing apart and want another pair of boot, for splitboard and riding on the slope and snowpark. Will the size 12 of the imperial will fit me correctly ?

Unanswered Question

So is this boot now a proper 7/10 stiff? Tried last years model and the tongue support for leaning forward was none existent. Felt like a 4/10 instead. Was otherwise very comfy, just not enough support there.

4 5

50 shades of awesome

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I picked these up for a friend as a gift and he says:

I originally tried these on in an 8.5 and ended up going with a 9 because an 8.5 felt a little too snug. After about a week in them I kind of wish I would have gone wit the 8.5 because they did loosen up a bit. These are a great all-mountain boot, very stiff and can handle steep terrain very well. The 50 shades of green color looks as though most of the boot is black but its actually a really dark green with black patches on the side. Overall great boot! Super stiff and perfect for big mountain riding.

4 5

Size up 1/2 size

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Didn't ride in them because the boot is too small. i typically wear a size US12 but the US13 is too big. Unfortunately, once you get to 12 they don't make this boot in half sizes. No doubt it's a solid boot but sending back solely on that. If you get this boot I'd recommend getting a 1/2 size larger than you'd normally wear. One last thing, if you have a narrow foot, your heel may not stay seated. For that I'd recommend the Salomon F-series, 3.0 or 4.0.

Mark Sollors and the Burton Imperial

Mark Sollors and the 2015 Burton Imperial Boot

I wore US 10.5 sneakers, and US 10 Thirtytwo binary boa boots, can you give me some advice about which size I should buy for Burton Imperial boots? Because it's hard for me to find a store to try it on at this moment. I heard the size of imperial is a little bit smaller that I may need to but 10.5 or 11, is that true?

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I personally went down a half size in my imperials last season. It's a little painful at first but worth it after a few days. Burton Imprint 1, 2, and 3 all pack out about a half of size. You may have been talking to someone with a high volume foot. In general, when going with burton boots, go down a half size on everything excepts the infinite ride liner.

If you want to talk about this boot or any other snowboard product, you can reach me at 1-800-409-4502 ext 4420 or