Driven by the needs of discerning riders, the Burton Men's SLX Snowboard Boot represents the pinnacle of performance within Burton's line, offering a mid-stiff flex, high levels of cushioning, and ultra-precise fit that won't break down over the course of the season. The futuristic Ultraweave shell reinforces the boot against rips, scratches, and premature blowouts, which is highly useful for everyday riders and those earning turns in the backcountry. Other high-end features include a Vibram XWing sole for rugged resilience and grip, as well as Burton's Speed Zone lacing for quick-and-easy tightening over the upper and lower zones.
Standing out from hordes of other premium boots, the SLX's Life+ Liner is made from open-cell foam that won't break down, giving you a consistently tuned flex without it packing out or losing response. The liner's DryRide Heat Cycle lining uses interwoven, thermally activated carbon to retain extra warmth on sub-zero shred days. Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil underneath the footbed retains heat when you're riding in Arctic cold-snaps and raging snowstorms.
Dissipating impact from harsh landings and choppy conditions, Rebounce Cushioning surrounds the foot with a double layer of PU-plus for extra shock absorption. Dual-density cushioning along the sole features softer EVA along the instep with denser EVA along the outer edge. This allows the foot to roll inward for a more natural stance (similar to canting) that reduces stress and fatigue.
- Burton's most premium boot loaded with futuristic tech
- Medium-stiff flex for charging the entire mountain
- Speed Zone lacing independently adjusts upper and lowers
- Ultraweave shell enhances the boot's toughness and durability
- Life+ liner maintains response without breaking down
- DryRide Heat Cycle lining retains extra heat
- Dual-density sole cushioning conforms to natural riding stance
- Vibram XWing sole for aggressive grip when you're hiking for turns
- Q & A
Solid, very expensive
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
They're very nice boots. Great construction and a solid set of features without any gimmicks. I was skeptical of the speed lace system but so far it has been fine. I'm a big fan of quality soles, you don't often need grip, but when you do it's critical. I also really like the two piece shell construction. My last pair of boots wore out flexing at the ankle and I don't think these will.
The flex is on the softer side for a really expensive boot. It's about intermediate. I like them because you can break at the ankle to absorb a heavy landing while also getting a good amount of support for freeriding. I've previously owned super stiff boots that are fun on a race course and impossible to use in the park. Then I bought soft boots for park that felt like crap freeriding. These are perfectly in the middle.
Now the bad part. These boots are insanely expensive. I paid full price because my previous pair of boots had blown out and I needed a new pair on short notice. As much as I like the boots, I will always feel like they were $250 too much. Sometimes they're on sale and I would recommend buying them in the ~400 or less range, but $600 for boots is hard to stomach.
Could you help recommend the size of this boots(SLX) if I usually wear burton "MOTO BOA" with US9.5??