Ion Snowboard Boot
Whether you're spending the month of January lapping up Hokkaido's famed powder or road tripping to Hood for summer slush laps on the Palmer Glacier, the Burton Men's Ion Snowboard Boot delivers the aggressive flex and uncompromising support desired by riders not willing to skimp on comfort or response throughout the season. Instead of being a freeride specialist like Burton's Driver X, the Ion lends itself to all-terrain domination with its responsive flex that's responsive enough for charging without being an overly stiff brick when you're tweaking grabs and carving with stylish flair. Case in point, you'll find some of the world's best riders rocking these boots for progressive freestyle and steep-and-deep pursuits alike.
Outer Shell Pressure Relief Panels place soft gel cushioning where your bindings cinch down to alleviate pressure points and hot spots. The Life liner carries over from last season, bringing with it an improved fit straight from the box compared to the previous Infinite Ride liner. The Life liner is highly resistant to breakdown over the course of a long season, meaning it retains its responsive feel for many seasons to come. It's also hooked up with Burton's DryRide Heat Cycle lining, which is a thermally activated material that retains toasty warmth in downright frigid conditions. And to ensure lasting freshness, the footbed's Aegis treatment combats the growth of smelly microbes for funk-free wear throughout the season.
- Aggressive boot with uncompromising support for all-terrain riding
- Mid-stiff flex excels at freeriding, powder laps, and big jumps
- Speed Zone lacing tightens upper and lower zones independently
- Shrinkage technology reduces footprint by an entire size
- Life liner offers improved fit while resisting breakdown
- Low-profile EST Optimized sole for superb feel underfoot
- ReBounce cushioning absorbs flat landings and choppy snow
- AutoCant dual-density sole for natural stance alignment
- Item #BUR02K3
- Q & A
Super Comfy Awesome Performing Boots!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These Ions did the trick! I had multiple sizes shipped to TX before I hit the mountain this season. I ended up with a size 12 which is higher than normal as my toes were packed out in size 10 and 11. I had to place the Burton J Bars on the inside to keep my heels in place. Once I had that figured out I was dialed-in. I have a Burton setup with the Cartel bindings (also purchased through backcountry) so the boots formed nicely. These boots really gave me a stiff enough feel to charge the mountain but also the comfort that should be afforded a steep price tag. A worthy investment imo. The speed zone lace up worked as advertised. No issue getting in and out of the boot. Ready to go in less than a minute. Lastly, they just look steez compared to most other boots. Special shout out to my Gearhead (Katie M.) for really being patient with me as I requested a lot of shipping return labels over the last two months. She was genuinely interested in making sure I had the right fit for all the gear I ordered. Backcountry makes it easy and they have the best merchandise! Will return again and again for my mountain shredding needs...