Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013

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Burton has given us, mere mortals, a shoe fit for the gods! The Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots are so full of features and comfort, they will make you feel like you are soaring in the clouds all day long. Featuring Burton s Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology, Speed Zone™ Lacing, and Total Comfort Construction, the Imperial Leather boots will take your riding up to a Herculean level. Ridden by Mark Sollors, the Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots stacked performance package includes extra-grippy Vibram® soles, footprint reducing Shrinkage™, sensation-enhancing cushioning with EST™, and S4 to prevent flex breakdown.

Product Details

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)7, perfect for all-day comfort and a stiffer more responsive performance

S4 ShellsSuperlight and resilient, S4 shell panels evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex, season after season.

Lightweight Power PanelsTo ensure consistent flex from day 1 to 100, this boot features strategically placed Power Panels that return to their original position even after being deeply flexed.

Fit

Medium Flex 3D® Molded TonguesAdjusting the profile of the tongue’s thickness controls its flex, enhances its ability to wrap the forefoot and reduces shell/liner stack-up for improved comfort.

Focus CuffBoosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle for increased response.

Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction TechnologyThis reduces the boot's overall footprint one size, meaning a men's size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, and sleeker means that you will never have to suffer from toe drag again.

VELCRO® Brand Fastener J-Bar InterfaceThis interface is located in the heel pocket for added support.

Total Comfort ConstructionAn instantly broken-in feel right out of the box

Liner

Imprint™ 3 Liner

Heat MoldableWhether you have funky cankles or a grotesque sixth toe, your feet will be wrapped with comfort in this boot. Ride them right out of the box or shape them to your foot with Burton's EMU heat-molding system, found at your local shop.

Rad PadThis cushioning is located on the top of your instep, right where the liner laces exert the most pressure. These pre-curved panels keep your feet stoked and secure.

Inner Lace LockQuick-lock design keeps your heels locked down all day. Exit's a cinch with the one-handed release tab.

Sock LockThis directional fiber lining allows your feet to easily slide into place and stay in place all day.

VELCRO® Brand Fastener Liner ClosureThis secures the liner in place around your foot. J-Bar adjustable heel system slides into the heel pocket for added support.

Lacing System

Speed Zone™ LacingCustomize the fit of the upper and lower zone in seconds, allowing for a lightning fast lace up. With less effort you get more rebound, more wrap, and better response. Used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams, this lace material is virtually indestructible.

Footbed

Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank

Aegis™ Antimicrobial CoatingInhibits foul odors

Sole

EST™ Optimized MidsoleThis low-profile midsole goes beyond normal bindings by optimizing the soles on select boots for a more direct connection. Lower-profile, lighter weight, and with a reduced ramp angle, EST lowers your center of gravity and improves feel. All without sacrificing an ounce of cushioning thanks to ultra-dampening B3 Gel inserts.

Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber OutsoleGet the legendary grip and feel Vibram® is famous for in a lighter weight, 30% recycled construction. Includes the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA.

Rubber Ice SpikesSoft and grippy with stiffer spikes that dig into ice when slipping isn't an option

B3 GelThis gel is placed in the heel and toe for ultimate dampening formulated to withstand repeated impacts without breaking down.

Additional Features

Snow-Proof Internal GussetFeatures internal gusset construction to completely seal the lower zone of the boot, keeping feet warm and dry

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Lacing System: Quick-Pull
  • Athletes: Mark Sollors
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Other Notes

Burton products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy lacing system (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Warm (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (8)
  • Powder (4)
  • Speed (4)
  • Freeriding (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Freeride Boot

Without having to spend an arm and a leg, the imperial boots provide excellent support and ease of use. They are firm, but comfortable enough for all day use. I usually get to...Read complete review

Without having to spend an arm and a leg, the imperial boots provide excellent support and ease of use. They are firm, but comfortable enough for all day use. I usually get to the mountain at opening and stay about 6 hours with a half hour break. These make my time on the mountain much more enjoyable. The speed lace system works great. I still haven't completely broken them in, so when I have to readjust on the mountain it is very easily done due to the lace system. Certainly not as easy to adjust as BOA, but less chance for mechanical failure. The boots also grip the snow excellently, I have yet to slide when getting into the lift.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

burton imperials, not worth the money

very uncomfortable, got ions instead, much better.

very uncomfortable, got ions instead, much better.

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4.0

Great value for the price!

By 

from Eastern Sierra's

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustability
  • Comfortable
  • Easy Lacing System
  • Good Traction
  • Looks Great
  • Quality Construction
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

    My shoe size is a 10.5, however, I needed a size 11 with the Burton Imperials. I boarded 3 full days in Mammoth, two days with fresh powder and these boots work great in all conditions. My feet were comfortable all day long, no issues. Thanks Evo, your sale price was killer!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice stiff boots for the advanced rider

    By 

    from Belgium

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustability
    • Comfortable
    • Easy Lacing System
    • Good Response
    • Quality Construction
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Downhill
      • Powder
      • Speed
      • Tricks

      Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

      I previously owned the 2012 version of these boots. After riding them for a full season, they were still amazing. If you're really keen on tight fit you can buy them in your exact size, but I since they're quite tight I prefer a half size bigger. They expand about half a size after a season as well.

      It comes down to personal preference of course, but I really like the stiffness -- it's a perfect balance between downhill control and freestyle comfort.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      burton imperials, not worth the money

      By 

      from Arvada

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

            very uncomfortable, got ions instead, much better.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great boot

            By 

            from San Antonio tx

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustability
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Lacing System
            • Good Traction
            • Looks Great
            • Quality Construction
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain

              Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

              I typically ride all mountain. A little park, slopes, ands back country. Great all around boot with the accessories I have with it.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              solid

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustability
              • Easy Lacing System
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                  still breaking them in but love the light weight and the boot shrinkage is great too. all around good boots.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  good boots

                  By 

                  from McLean, VA

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Lacing System
                  • Looks Great
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Mountain

                    Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                    This was the first time I used the easy-lacing system, and it was awesome how quick and easy it was. Overall, I was very satisfied with these boots.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Snowboard boots have gotten way better

                    By 

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy Lacing System
                    • Good Traction
                    • Looks Great
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Freeriding
                      • Powder
                      • Speed

                      Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                      I haven't replaced my snowboard boots in a LONG time and was blown away by how much the tech has improved. These boots are about 25% as heavy as the Burton Rulers i'm trading out and the Boa lacing system has eliminated the only part I dread about riding -- getting in and out of my boots.

                      After an EPIC trip to Vail (3+ ft of powder on day one) I can confirm these boots are awesome and I am stoked on the purchase.

                      The only con I would add would be that the right ankle is a bit tight and gets sore towards the end of a long day. I assume that will go away as the padding forms to my feet.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Love 'em

                      By 

                      from San Francisco CA

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustability
                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy Lacing System

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                          Awesome boot at a nice price.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          All smooth sailing.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Fantastic boots!

                          By 

                          from Alexandria, VA

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Lacing System
                          • Good Traction
                          • Looks Great
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Warm

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain
                            • Downhill
                            • Powder
                            • Speed

                            Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                            Great pair of snowboarding boots. I'm a very experienced rider, but mostly just do all-mountain riding at this point in my life. These boots fit the bill perfectly. Very responsive, but not too stiff. Comfortable and nifty lace-up technology. Sizing definitely runs on the small size. I usually wear about 9.5-10 in sneakers and I ended up wearing a 10.5 in these boots (wearing only 1 wool sock).

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            A Great Freeride Boot

                            By 

                            from Mid Atlantic/Northeast Region

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy Lacing System
                            • Firm Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Looks Great
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Warm

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain
                              • Freeriding
                              • Speed

                              Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                              Without having to spend an arm and a leg, the imperial boots provide excellent support and ease of use. They are firm, but comfortable enough for all day use. I usually get to the mountain at opening and stay about 6 hours with a half hour break. These make my time on the mountain much more enjoyable. The speed lace system works great. I still haven't completely broken them in, so when I have to readjust on the mountain it is very easily done due to the lace system. Certainly not as easy to adjust as BOA, but less chance for mechanical failure. The boots also grip the snow excellently, I have yet to slide when getting into the lift.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Comfy and supportive

                              By 

                              from Hyattsville, Md

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy Lacing System
                              • Looks Great
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Warm

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain
                                • Freeriding
                                • Powder

                                Comments about Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                I really like the support they give and how comfortable they feel.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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