Equipped with S4 Shell Panels -- a super lightweight addition that promotes an even and consistent flex -- plus Imprint™ Liners, the Imperial Snowboard Boots are a solid medium-stiff option for advanced riders. They also feature a Total Comfort Construction which means they go out of the way to make your feet comfy -- from their Level 2 Molded EVA footbeds with ESS Support Shanks to their Vibram® EcoStep™ outsoles to grant you grip when you're bootpacking with your board. The Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots really have it all -- and unlike an emperor -- they're ready to share it with you.
Flex Rating: 7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) A medium-stiff flex for responsiveness and support.
Total Comfort Construction Get an instantly broken-in feel right out of the box. Total Comfort's industry-exclusive construction eliminates the break-in period for a fit that feels just as good from day 1 to 100.
1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue For greater rebound, durability, fit, response and support.
S4 Shell Panels Start strong, stay strong. That's S4. Super light and resilient, these shell panels on the Imperial evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex, season after season.
Focus Cuff Boosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle for increased response.
Imprint™ 3 Liner Focus Cuff Heel Hold System with Velcro® J-Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock // Focus Cuff // Lightweight Power Panels // Sock Lock // Velcro® Liner Closure // Level 2 Molded EVA footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating // Heat-Moldable
Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating Antimicrobial coating on the lining of the boot fabric keeps your boots from creating their own mini-ecosystem of stink by preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Heat-Moldable Burton's Imprint™ liners can be ridden right out of the box. For a custom fit head to your local snowboard shop to use Burton's EMU heat-molding system.
Sock Lock This directional fiber lining allows your feet to easily slide into place and stay in place all day.
Speed Zone™ Lacing System w/ *NEW Components Strong and low-profile, Speed Zone™ Lacing features lightning fast lacing control while allowing you to customize the fit of the upper and lower zone in seconds. More power means more rebound, wrap, and response with less lacing effort. New England Ropes laces add a virtually indestructible character worthy of Burton's Lifetime Warranty.
Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed EVA Footbeds are lightweight, long-lasting, and absorb shock.
ESS Support Shank This is an added support feature to help soften hard landings.
Vibram® EcoStep™ Outsoles Get the legendary grip and feel Vibram® is famous for in a 30% recycled construction.
Rubber Ice Spikes Soft and grippy with stiffer spikes that dig into ice when slipping isn't an option.
Low-Profile EST® Midsole EST® goes beyond bindings by drawing inspiration from the surf/skate heritage of snowboarding and giving you a more direct connection to your board. By eliminating the ramp angle of your outsole, EST lowers your center of gravity, improves board feel, and creates a more surf/skate-like feel.
B3 Gel Ultimate dampening formulated to withstand repeated impacts without breaking down or hardening up in cold temps.
Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil This low-profile and underfoot technology reflects heat back to the feet, improving both warmth and comfort when faced with cold conditions.
Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology You know what they say about guys with big feet, right? Big socks. Shrinkage™ reduces the boot's overall footprint one full size, meaning a men's size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, sleeker -- never suffer from toe drag again.
Snow-Proof Internal Gusset All Burton boot tongues feature an internal gusset construction to completely seal the lower zone of the boot, keeping feet warm and dry.