Keep on shining.
Jam-packed with all-terrain performance, the Burton Women's Emerald Snowboard Boot shines over every inch of the mountain, whether you're learning backside threes in the park or cruising down twisty groomers. Designed with Burton's Speed Zone Lacing, the Emerald's upper and lower zones can be tightened independently, allowing you to dial-in a precise fit for any riding scenario.
Falling right in the middle of Burton's responsiveness rating, the Emerald is great for freestyle and all-terrain riding. Its Medium-Flex PowerUp Tongue and Power Spine Backstay add responsiveness for driving in and out of turns, yet the boot isn't as stiff as Burton's freeride-specific offerings, such as the Supreme or Felix Boa. This means that you'll still be able to flex the boot properly for tweaking grabs off jumps and jibbing through the park.
Inside the Emerald, you'll find a heat-moldable Imprint 2 Liner that's insulated with 3M Thinsulate. The boot retains even more heat with its Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil. This shiny foil is located beneath the footbed, acting like an emergency blanket to keep your feet warm during the coldest of shred sessions. Additionally, the Emerald comes with a low-profile DynoGrip sole that's cushioned with B3 gel for shock-absorbing comfort, no matter where you roam on the mountain.
- All-mountain boot that keeps you shredding in pure comfort
- Speed Zone Lacing design gives you an exact fit
- Insulated liner has thermo-moldable design for comfort
- Reflective foil helps traps precious body heat
- DynoGrip outsole grips icy, snowy surfaces
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been in Burton Emeralds for about 8 years (too long). I'm ready to upgrade but I was wanting to get out of the Emeralds so I ordered the Nitro Crown and 32 Lashed boot as well. I wanted the Crown to work out because they have a nice flex system that would be beneficial during walk mode while splitboarding. Sadly, the lacing system on the Nitro Crown was too complicated and messy for my liking, they also didn't fit my narrow feet very well. The 32 Lashed seemed like great boots, but they were wide on my foot and I didn't love the lacing system (better than the Nitro Crown though, in my opinion). As much as I wanted to switch to a new boot I still ended up with the Emerald! The past 8 years I've been wearing a 7.5 Emerald....but I've decided that this was a full size too large for me. Over the years my heel has began to slip on turns. I ordered a 6.5 Emerald and took them splitboarding and to the resort this past weekend...I love them! It's crazy how a well fitting boot can change your snowboarding. My heel doesn't slip out and the medium stiffness is perfect for me, super responsive. Street shoe size is 6.5-7 and I've concluded that the 6.5 Emerald is perfect for me, my toes are barely touching the end of the liner and my heel is held in perfectly.
If you try on a boot and it feels perfect and roomy in the toes, my advice would be to go as close to your street shoe size as possible for a tighter fit. The boots WILL pack out and if you start off with dead space around your toes/heels chances are your foot will end up flopping around in the boot in a few seasons.
In the end, I couldn't really get past how fast and simple the Burton Emerald lacing system is. Burton knows boots!