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    Take the wheel.

    At home dropping spines in Alaska's Chugach Range? How about hucking cliffs and slaying steeps in Colorado's San Juan Mountains? A favorite of freeride pioneer Terje Haakonsen, the Burton Men's Driver X Snowboard Boot provides the hard-charging response needed to rip the gnarliest lines on the planet. Often referred to as the stiffest boot ever produced, it's no secret that the Driver X is a favorite among freeride fanatics who spend every waking moment accessing untouched snow and seriously steep terrain.

    Constructed with Burton's renowned Speed Zone Lacing, the Driver X allows you to quickly and easily adjust the tightness of the upper and lower areas independently. This is especially crucial when you're hiking to lines along exposed ridgelines where fumbling with traditional laces is anything but fun. There's also an internal harness to dial-in the fit on the inside, and it easily cinches shut with the slide of the lace lock for all-day support.

    Let's not forget the rest of the freeride-worthy features, such as the thermoplastic-reinforced PowerUp Plus Tongue that increases response when you're blasting turns down steep faces. The Level 2 Molded EVA footbed cushions heavy drops and smooths out the ride in rough terrain. The sole is reinforced by an ESS Support Shank to keep your arch from collapsing when you drop huge cliffs and drops. Adding warmth on sub-zero shred days, the boot's Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil reflects body heat back to your foot for all-day warmth. Add in a rugged Vibram EcoStep outsole with rubber ice spikes for traction on the sketchiest slopes, and you have a boot that's ready for serious missions in the backcountry.

    • Aggressive support for the burliest terrain in the world
    • PowerUp PLus Tongue boosts overall response
    • Thermo-moldable liner conforms to your foot's shape
    • Tuff Cuff enhances heel hold for lateral support
    • SpeedZone cinches down a secure fit in seconds
    • Reflective foil and Heat Cycle lining boost warmth
    • Vibram rubber outsole grips in no-fall zones
    • Item #BUR022Q

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    PowerUp Plus Tongue
    Imprint 3x, Heat Cycle lining, Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
    Thermo-moldable Liner
    Liner Closure
    Vibram EcoStep Rubber
    ESS Support Shank, ReBounce,
    Level 2 Molded EVA
    Recommended Use
    freeride/powder riding, backcountry riding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Best boots out there

      I have 12 sized boots and it’s a big deal to find good enough boot that will not hang from my split. Split bindings does not have lot of adjustability, so my toes always stick out even on wide board. But not with these boots! DriverX and Ions has low profile that perfectly fit my karakoram bindings. The only disadvantage, now I can not ride any other boot - they all too soft :D

      The Only Boot I'll Tour In

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you are looking for a great touring boot, the Driver X is it. The stiff nature of the boot can take a little time to get used to if you normally ride a mid or soft flex boot. However, they are great for those long days on the skin track and charging big lines. Burton added a hard plastic toe a couple seasons ago, which is nice for kicking in steps while boot packing. The seam construction here could be a bit burlier, though. My current pair has over 200 days on them and this seam is the ONLY thing I've had issue with. SpeedZone lacing is also nice for adjusting tighness on the fly (I tend to keep them lose for skinning). I wear a size 9.5, the same as my street shoes. In my opinion they run true to size. This is the only boot I'll tour in.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you like very stiff boots, these are solid. I do a lot of bootpacking at my local resort, and also put 10 days in the backcountry on this boot without issues. Easy to kick steps and skin.

      I've had none of the durability issues mentioned by the other review, but I am only ~25 days in.

      Ride fine but low quality construction

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      They're comfortable, they ride fine, but DO NOT BUY if you need them to last. Two pairs fell apart on me within 10-15 days of riding each. The stitching quality is horrible, which is incredibly disappointing given their high price point. Look elsewhere if you're looking for a reliable boot.

      I purchased the Driver X boots in Dec. 2016 looking for a stiff, rugged boot for all-mountain riding in the resort and the backcountry. For reference, I rode 70 total days between the winter and summer combined, with about 50/50 backcountry/resort. Within 10 days of riding the first pair, the stitching began falling apart on the tongue pull and along the edge of the lace system. was amazing and gave me a new pair without any questions. The new pair lasted ~15 days before the stitching began coming apart. Then I put in 30 days with them in South America; they proceeded to fall apart completely. The lacing system on one boot completely ripped away from the boot body. As a result, they couldn't tighten and let in water. I am extremely disappointed in Burton. I understand that boots these days aren't made to last many seasons, but having them fail within 10-15 days is unacceptable. How can you charge $400 for a boot that won't last? I wouldn't take a new pair for free. Avoid these boots if you're looking for anything sturdy and long-lasting.