King of the freeride castle.
Assert regal authority over an alpine kingdom of fresh glades, stacked pillows, and steep chutes with the Burton Men's Imperial Snowboard Boot. Fine-tuned with a highly responsive flex, the Imperial offers the stability and precise board control desired for charging down intimidating faces and tight tree runs. Taking design cues from Burton's top-flight SLX Boot, the Imperial's S4 shell panels resist breakdown for a consistent flex throughout the course of the season.
The Imprint 3 liner maintains high levels of support, ensuring a dialed fit from first chair 'til last. This thermo-moldable liner offers a truly custom fit by conforming to the shape of your foot for superb comfort. The Focus Cuff hugs the sweet spot around your ankle, preventing dreaded heel lift from sapping energy transmission to your board. For lasting freshness, the Aegis antimicrobial finish prevents the growth of funky microbes after long days on the mountain.
Looking to the boot's midsole, EST Optimized tech provides a low-profile feel for increased sensory feedback when you're driving into carves and blasting off natural drops. To compensate for the thinner midsole, B3 gel cushioning soaks up heavy landings and excess vibration from fatiguing your lower body. And because it's meant for out-of-bounds exploration, the Vibram EcoStep sole features rubber Ice Spikes for sure-footed grip across sketchy snow and treacherous terrain.
- Primed for conquering the steep and deep
- Stiff flex delivers exceptional response and support
- Speed Zone lacing system for quick customization
- Imprint 3 liner is heat-moldable for perfect fit
- Firm Flex PowerUP tongue enhances energy transfer
- Total Comfort Construction feels broken-in from day one
- Sleeping Bag reflective foil keeps heat from escaping
- New England Ropes are laces backed up by lifetime warranty
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- Q & A
Such a Sick Boot!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm on my third pair of Imperials. These boots are amazing! They're much lighter than your average boot and have a Vibram sole, which makes them perfect for touring. I usually average about 60 days on my split and 10 days at the resort per season, so these things can endure a beating for sure! Even though they have a lighter construction, I've never had an issue with my toes getting cold on those frigid days in the backcountry. Hands down my favorite boot and if you're someone like me who spends a lot of time touring, these boots are incredible.