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Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013

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Regardless of what it sounds like or whatever you've heard, you won't be whipped or slapped with rulers if you wear the Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots. Instead you will be given an amazing tool to help you step up your game to larger drops and burlier features. Burton's highly credible features like the Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction , oversized 270˚ Airbag cushioning, and stabilizing Power Spine Backstays filter top-of-the-line NASA-like technology down to the couch surfer's salary. Newly redesigned with Burton's industry exclusive Total Comfort Construction for that perfectly broken in feel, right out of the box.

Product Details

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)6, perfect for all-day comfort and performance

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.

Lock-Up CuffThis new, super low-profile inner cuff carries the laces across the forefoot, and around the ankle for ultimate heel hold with effortless entry and exit.

Power Spine BackstaysThese seamless backstays allow for fine-tuned medial/lateral support, edge-to-edge response, and maximum durability.

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.

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

Liner

Imprint™ 2 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.

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

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.

NEW Man Fur

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 1 Molded EVA Footbed

Sole

Lightweight Outsole with 270° Airbag CushioningA super lightweight outsole with a larger airbag that covers approximately 75% of the midsole for unstoppable impact protection and reduced weight.

Additional Features

Rubber Toe/Heel Reinforcements

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
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Reviews

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Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy lacing system (20)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Adjustability (14)
  • Warm (14)
  • Well built / quality (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (18)
  • Freeriding (11)
  • Powder (10)
  • Speed (9)
  • Downhill (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (19 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Intermediate (6), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding boot

I've got nothing but good things to say about the Burton Ruler, having just worn them for almost 3 weeks straight riding.

They were super comfortable and didn't seem to really...Read complete review

I've got nothing but good things to say about the Burton Ruler, having just worn them for almost 3 weeks straight riding.

They were super comfortable and didn't seem to really have any sort of a breaking-in period. The separate upper and lower zone lacing system worked really well (lets you adjust the tightness to the width of your feet really easily) and it seems pretty durable unlike some lacing systems.

The physical imprint of the boot is a size smaller than their actual size, for someone like me with big feet (size 12) this is a nice bonus and makes it a little easier to configure bindings to fit.

I ride mostly all-mountain freestyle and the Ruler felt good on everything from steeps to the park.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wanted to love them

I liked pretty much everything about these boots, The construction quality, lacing system and looks. They are what you would expect from an upper-end Burton product. Except for one crucial thing. These...Read complete review

I liked pretty much everything about these boots, The construction quality, lacing system and looks. They are what you would expect from an upper-end Burton product. Except for one crucial thing. These felt like strapping my feet into an iron maiden on the sides. The room in the toe box was ample, but the sides..... My feet are a little on the wide side, but this was ridiculous. I tried over a week to get them to loosen up on the sides and mold to my feet, but no dice.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding boot

By 

from Auckland, NZ

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding

    Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

    I've got nothing but good things to say about the Burton Ruler, having just worn them for almost 3 weeks straight riding.

    They were super comfortable and didn't seem to really have any sort of a breaking-in period. The separate upper and lower zone lacing system worked really well (lets you adjust the tightness to the width of your feet really easily) and it seems pretty durable unlike some lacing systems.

    The physical imprint of the boot is a size smaller than their actual size, for someone like me with big feet (size 12) this is a nice bonus and makes it a little easier to configure bindings to fit.

    I ride mostly all-mountain freestyle and the Ruler felt good on everything from steeps to the park.

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

    Burton Rules Again!

    By 

    from Sandgate, VT

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustability
    • Comfortable
    • Easy Lacing System
    • Good support
    • Looks Great
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Powder
      • Speed

      Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

      Great boot! I use this boot for all mountain riding. The support is great; it hugs the ankle and keeps it in the cup. Lacing system is easy to use and two zone system is convenient. Only thing about it is that it feels like it might break after a couple of seasons. The footbed and liner are very comfortable.

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

      Nice boots

      By 

      from Fairfield, Ca

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustability
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Lacing System
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

        Can't beat the deals here. Haven't had a chance to ride in these, but they feel pretty comfortable just walking around. Ordering experience is easy as always and I love the return policy.

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

        Great Boot

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustability
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Lacing System
        • Good Traction
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding

          Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

          Great fitting boot. Very stiff out of the box. We will see how it rides in the winter. I was wearing Burton Motos prior to this boot. Adjustability on the lacing system has always been really quick with the quick pull zone system.

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

          Excellent boots for this price point!

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Downhill
            • Powder
            • Speed

            Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

            Pretty comfortable out of the box. One boot felt a little narrow, but I do have D width feet. After a couple days of riding it was no longer an issue. After 7 days in a row of riding in CO these still felt great on day 7... or maybe it was just the 12" of overhead blower we got the last day:) Some nice improvements to the liner compared to the 2010 model I own including velcro to hold the tongue in place. The outter shell seems more durable. The nylon on my old boots wore through on the inside of my rear foot. The soles have a bit more foam instead of solid rubber which I assume was to reduce weight. There is still rubber in the critical areas. Hopefully the soles hold up over the long haul. Overall these are a bit stiffer than my old Rulers, but certainly not overly stiff.

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

            light and fit well

            By 

            from Washington

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustability
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Lacing System
            • Good Traction
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                solid boot. very light construction. my last pair of rulers lasted years and years

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Wanted to love them

                By 

                from Twin Cities

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Lacing System
                • Looks Great
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                  I liked pretty much everything about these boots, The construction quality, lacing system and looks. They are what you would expect from an upper-end Burton product. Except for one crucial thing. These felt like strapping my feet into an iron maiden on the sides. The room in the toe box was ample, but the sides..... My feet are a little on the wide side, but this was ridiculous. I tried over a week to get them to loosen up on the sides and mold to my feet, but no dice.

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

                  Great boot for the money

                  By 

                  from Milford Ct

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Lacing System
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Mountain
                    • Freeriding
                    • Half Pipe
                    • Powder
                    • Speed

                    Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                    The boots were super tight until broken in… Not necessarily a bad thing, but it did make them uncomfortable the first couple of times riding. Also the foot bed is useless, unless you have flat feet. I threw in some superfeet, and voilà, the perfect boot.
                    Keep in mind also, this is a pretty stiff boot; if you like to spend your day jibbing, this boot isn't for you. If you're an all mountain, pipe, and kicker type of rider, they're perfect.

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

                    Perfect feel and fit

                    By 

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • A Little To Snug For Size

                    Best Uses

                    • All Mountain
                    • Freeriding
                    • Powder
                    • Speed

                    Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                    Tested out numerous boots went out on a limb just reading reviews of these boots and I am glad I did. Amazing feel and security, could not be happier with price and value. I am an only boarder with all skiers that I go with these help me keep up, along with my new cartel est bindings.

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

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Want to like, but I hate them

                    By 

                    from Denville, NJ

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain
                        • Freeriding
                        • Park
                        • Powder

                        Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                        I absolutely hate these boots. I wish I never bought them. They got great reviews, but mine just dont fit me. I don't have a wide foot or a flat foot or anything different at all. I am a size 9 regular in everything I buy and I need to completely open the boots after every run otherwise my toes go completely numb. I don't know if its just this pair, or what but I want to burn this horrible torture device.

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

                        I love these boots

                        By 

                        from Grand Haven Michigan

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain
                          • Downhill
                          • Freeriding

                          Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                          This is my second pair of Rulers, I love these boots. First pair still in good shape but the 2013 is even better. And Evo had an awesome price, couldn't pass it up. These fit my medium Cartels perfect, a size 9 fits my usually 9.5 foot real well, not too tight. They are warm too. Kinda squeaky when you walk though, no big deal.

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

                          Good Boots Good Price

                          By 

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Lacing System
                          • Warm

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain

                            Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                            Can't beat em for the price.

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

                            Amateur review

                            By 

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Beginner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustability
                            • Easy Lacing System
                            • Looks Great
                            • Warm

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain

                              Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                              Seems pretty flexible, maybe too flexible, although I'm just a novice. Like the lacing system, and boot kept me warm for all 8 hours in 25 F weather

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

                              Imagine better? I think not.

                              By 

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustability
                              • Easy Lacing System
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Warm

                              Cons

                              • Expensive Without Sale

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain
                              • Downhill
                              • Freeriding
                              • Powder
                              • Speed

                              Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                              Very functional and great construction. I expect to get a long life out of this boot. For the price I cannot imagine anything better. When you only get a few days a year in the real mountains you need something this good.

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

                              Great boots

                              By 

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Expert

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain
                                • Downhill
                                • Freeriding
                                • Half Pipe
                                • Park
                                • Powder
                                • Speed
                                • Tricks

                                Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                Crazy light boots! Haven't had a chance to use them on the hill but trying them on and walking arondthe house they feel good. I usually wear between 11 1/2 & 12, I got a 12 and they fit good.

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

                                My 2nd burton ruler boots. luv it

                                By 

                                from Denver,Co

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Mountain
                                  • Speed

                                  Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                  Everything great

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

                                  Great Boot!

                                  By 

                                  from The Burque, New Mexico

                                  About Me Expert

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • All Mountain
                                    • Downhill
                                    • Freeriding
                                    • Half Pipe
                                    • Park
                                    • Powder
                                    • Speed
                                    • Tricks

                                    Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                    Great product just like every other burton boot I have owned. Fits great and works perfectly with the Cartel bindings. Super responsive and won't leave you asking for anything else in a pair of boots other than maybe a zero gravity button!

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

                                    solid boots

                                    By 

                                    from lacey, Wa

                                    About Me Beginner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy Lacing System
                                    • Looks Great
                                    • Warm

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • All Mountain
                                      • Freeriding
                                      • Park
                                      • Powder
                                      • Speed

                                      Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                      Great boots

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

                                      Nice boots

                                      By 

                                      from Ca.

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustability
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easy Lacing System

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                          Boots feel great. Very light.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Good bang for the buck

                                          By 

                                          from Rockies

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Easy Lacing System
                                          • Good Traction
                                          • Warm

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • All Mountain
                                            • Powder

                                            Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                            The back boot (right in my case) shows some wear & tear. It doesn't seem to be a big problem. For the price it is a good bang for the buck

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

                                            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Careful with sizing

                                            By 

                                            from Burlington, VT

                                            About Me Advanced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Difficult Lacing System
                                              • Size Incorrectly Tagged

                                              Best Uses

                                              • All Mountain

                                              Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                              I am currently riding Burton size 11, and my son's size 11 Burtons fit great. These were way too small. That said, I would have returned them anyway because of the lacing system. I've had great luck with Burton products... except these boots.

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

                                              a good boot on a ex-lrg foot.

                                              By 

                                              from Ga.

                                              About Me Intermediate

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Freeriding

                                                Comments about Burton Ruler Snowboard Boots 2013:

                                                I got these basesd on the foot print being reduced...in placing them up against another of the same size the 14 does have the same as my smaller 13s. Since I have purchased these at end of season I will need to wait to give usage review. Currently I did heat mold them at home and at worked very easily. I find them a good fit into both a standard and rear entry binding. The 2 pul zonesl is very nice for additional custom fit. The beginner would find these a nice boot to make the binding choices less of a worry but the park rider may find them stiff as the rating is up higher in the Burton scale. I can't wait to put them to use though as in the rental Burton boot I had from Apen these were more comfortable out of the box (even before heat molding.

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

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