Allowing the upper and lower zones of the boot to flex independently creates fluid forward motion, minimizes shell distortion, and maximizes heel hold and response.
Snugging up the fit between boot and hi-back, our rubber print backstays also shave weight and enhance material-to-material grip. The result of this printed rubber application is more direct energy transfer from boot to binding to board for reduced rider fatigue.
1:1 Medium Flex PowerUP Tongue
For greater rebound and durability, the majority of our boots feature this dual density tongue construction. Like all our 1:1 3D® Molded Tongues, it’s available in one of three flex options based on the boot. For even greater response, check the thermoplastic-reinforced PowerUP Plus Tongue on the Driver X.
Ultraweave Shell Material
This woven engineered construction creates an aesthetic with lasting and powerful support. Reducing seams, waste, and weight by virtue of a super-efficient production process, the rugged and waterresistant structure retains its original flex longer while looking like a blast from the technical future. Exclusive to the SLX, Swath, and Ritual LTD boot models.
Imprint™ 3 Liner
We invest more R&D hours, premium materials, and space‑age technology into our Imprint™ and Life Liners than many companies put into their entire boot line. Burton’s latest liners reflect this three‑decade heritage by delivering snowboarding’s most comfortable, warmest, performancedriven fit, right out of the box.
1. DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™ Lining [Located in the heel pocket only on the Photon and Imperial] 2. Focus Cuff Heel Hold System with hook and loop J‑Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock 3. Tuff Cuff [Driver X Only] 4. Plush Cuff 1.0 [Women’s Only] 5. Lightweight Power Panels [Extra Tall for Added Response on Imprint 3X Liner in Driver X] 6. hook and loop Liner Closure 7. Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating 8. Heat‑Moldable
Boosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle than the Lock-Up Cuff for increased response.
Thermo-Moldable Liner: Yes
Terrain: All Mountain, Park
DynoBITE EST® Outsole
In addition to ReBounce, which wraps the cushioning in heat-reflective foil to keep it cushy and effective in cold weather, the DynoBITE outsole features strategically placed rubber patches for extra traction and durability at the forefoot and heel. Like every Burton Dyno outsole, DynoBITE provides lightweight, durable cushioning that’s formulated specifically for snowboarding. 10-15% recycled rubber content depending on model treads lighter on the planet, too.
Recycled Rubber Content
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.
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.
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.
This Burton-exclusive brings cushioning closer to your foot than ever before by placing it within the shell of the boot for an added layer of impact protection that sits directly below your foot. Added warmth and consistent performance in cold temperatures is achieved by wrapping it in a heat-reflective material that keeps the cushioning soft and effective.
Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
This low-profile and lightweight underfoot technology reflects heat back to the feet, improving both warmth and comfort when faced with cold conditions.