Unfortunately for riders with wider dogs, there's not a whole lot of options for obtaining a proper boot fit without cramping your feet. Sure, you could size up, but you'll lose a bit of response in the process, as the boot's overall length will be a bit too long. On the other hand, remaining in your painfully cramped boots makes your feet feel like they're being constricted by a python with every turn, which isn't very conducive to having a fun day on the mountain. Burton solves this long-standing problem with the introduction of the Men's Ruler Wide Snowboard Boot, which is wider through the mid and forefoot regions to accommodate high-volume feet without forcing you to size up or remain painfully shackled by traditional boots.
Besides being one of the only boots on the market targeted towards wider feet, the Ruler Wide Snowboard Boot reigns in iconic versatility that makes it a go-to choice for riders dipping into everything the mountain has to offer—from frosted glades near the summit to handrails on your way back to the base lodge. The Ruler's happy-medium flex is neither overly aggressive nor noodly soft, so you'll feel confident taking this boot everywhere on the mountain. Burton outfitted this boot with Speed Zone lacing for a dialed fit over the upper and lower zones, helping you achieve that "just right" feel without it being overly tight or loose.
The Imprint 2 liner benefits from the addition of 3M Thinsulate insulation, trapping extra warmth during those frigid shred sessions. This thermo-moldable liner customizes the fit by molding to the shape of your foot as you ride throughout the season. Rounding things out, the DynoGrip sole features reinforced rubber zones for aggressive grip across sketchy ice and steep terrain. Embedded into this sole, B3 Gel cushioning soaks up heavy landings and excess vibration from fatiguing your shred session.
- One of Burton's most versatile boots for peak-to-park domination
- Wider mid and forefoot alleviates pain for high-volume feet
- Medium flex pattern excels everywhere your riding takes you
- Speed Zone lacing independently adjusts upper and lower zones
- Shrinkage Tech reduces boot's footprint by an entire size
- Imprint 2 liner with 3M insulation for toasty warmth
- Dynogrip sole with reinforced rubber at toe and heel
- B3 Gel cushioning smooths out chop and harsh landings