Burton Imperial

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Burton Imperial -

Burton Imperial Boot - Men's:  A banquet dinner on a buffet budget!  The Imperial is 30 years in the making.  Burtons boot building expertise was all you've been waiting for, and broken in right out of the box!

Speed Zone Lacing.
Lightning fast lacing control. Customize the fit of the upper or lower zone in seconds, and because the system is so powerful, you get more rebound, more wrap, and better response--with less effort. Virtually indestructible, New England Ropes' laces are the same stuff used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams.
Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology.
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.
Speed Zone™ Lacing System.
Lightning fast lacing control. Customize the fit of the upper or lower zone in seconds, and because the system is so powerful, you get more rebound, more wrap, and better response—with less effort. Virtually indestructible, New England Ropes’ laces are the same stuff used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams.
Imprint™ 3 Liner.
1. Therm-ic Heat Pre-Wired [Women’s Only] 2. Focus Cuff Heel Hold System with Velcro® J-Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock 3. NEW Tuff Cuff with Velcro® J-Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock [Driver X and NEW Felix Only] 4. Plush Cuff 1.0 [Women’s Only] 5. Lightweight Power Panels [Extra Tall for Added Response on Imprint Liner 3X] 6. Sock Lock 7. Rad Pad for Lace Comfort 8. Velcro® Liner Closure 9. Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating 10. Heat-Moldable.
Rad Pad.
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.
Vibram® EcoStep™ Rubber Outsole.
Get the legendary grip and feel Vibram® is famous for in a lighter weight and 30% recycled construction. Includes the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA and B3 Gel in the heel and toe.
Rubber Ice Spikes.
Soft and grippy with stiffer spikes that dig into ice when slipping isn’t an option.
EST® Optimized Soles.
EST® goes beyond 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.
B3 Gel.
The same cushioning found in our high-end boots for unstoppable impact protection.
S4 Shell Panels.
Superlight and resilient, S4 shell panels on the Imperial, Serow, and Supreme™ evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex, season after season.
3D® Molded Tongue.
Adjusting the profile of the tongue’s thickness controls its flex, enhances its ability to wrap the foot/ankle/lower/leg, and reduces shell/liner stack-up for improved comfort. Offered in soft, medium, and firm flexing options.
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 shop floor to season opener, and every day thereafter.
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.
EVA
Lightweight and long-lasting shock absorption.
ESS Support Shank.
The added support reduces fatigue while preventing your arch from collapsing on itself when you bomb drop a 40-footer.
Aegis Antimicrobial Coating.
Inhibits foul odors. Your feet [and your friends] will thank us. Look for Aegis™ on select liners and footbeds.

Support and Cushioning:

  • B3 Gel heel and toe cushioning absorbs hard impacts
  • Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed offers support and cushioning for hard landings
  • Focus Cuff increased heel hold by hugging your ankle for locked-in support
  • Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis Antimicrobial Coating
  • Molded EVA footbeds with supportive shanks lessen the blow of hardpack landings

Sizing:

  • Shrinkage™ technology reduces boot's overall footprint by 1 full size, minimizing boot overhang, bulk and weight

Weather and Wind:

  • Snow-Proof Internal Gusset keeps the heat in and the cold stuff out

Comfort:

  • Imprint 3 heat-moldable liner for comfortable performance
  • Medium-flexing, slim, 3D-molded tongues wrap the forefeet in comfort, offer a seamless flex and reduce performance-robbing shell/liner stack-up
  • Total Comfort gives a broken-in feel right out of the box

Midsole:

  • Low-profile EST™ midsoles with a reduced ramp angle lower your center of gravity for improved boot feel; ultra-damping B3 gel inserts cushion without added weight

Fabric:

  • Dual-density grippy rubber spikes dig into ice to help prevent slippage when off your board; durable toe material helps binding toe straps stay in place

Padding:

  • Dual Zone B3 gel padding
  • Rad Pad cushioning on the top of your instep to relieve pressure points from laces

Traction and Grip:

  • Rubber ice spikes provide excellent grip
  • Vibram® EcoStep™ outsoles are made with recycled rubber and backed by nearly 70 years of mountaineering knowledge for superior traction, feel and light weight

Upper:

  • Streamlined Speed Zone™ shell lacing lets you fine-tune the upper and lower zones in seconds; this system offers powerful rebound, wrap and response with minimal effort

Straps:

  • Super lightweight and resilient shell panels evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown; their flex remains consistent, season after season

Features:

  • Snowproof internal gussets on boot tongues completely seal lower boot zones to keep feet warm and dry
  • Aegis Antimicrobial coating prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria
  • S4 Shell Panels for increased response season-after-season
  • Liners provide a consistent flex over time and slide on and off feet easily; precurved ankle panels reduce lace pressure on front of legs
  • Imprint™ 3 liners move with you for increased agility and response; rip-and-stick liner closures
  • Power Up Firm Flex Thin Profile 3D Molded Tongue
Snowboards.net (2014)

For the best of the best year after year comes the Burton Imperial Snowboard Boots. The Burton Imperial is the sum of all those years and hard-learned lessons culminating into a boot that gives you the absolute most bang for your buck. The Imperial features Burton's Shrinkage tech which reduces your footprint by a whole size while shedding excess weight in the process. Speed Zone Lacing System places the power of true zonal lacing in your hands. Rad Pad alleviates pressures points caused by liner lacing so you can crank down without cranking down on pressure points. The Vibram EcoStep Rubber Outsole is constructed from 30% recycled materials and provides superb grip with its rubber ice spikes. Did we mention that it's a Vibram outsole? The Low-Profile EST optimized midsole with B3 gel provides the dampening while delivering phenomenal board feel. The medium flex thin profile 3D molded tongue provides support and comfort while allowing for some freestyle shenanigans. Total Comfort Construction means the Burton Imperial is superbly comfortable right out of the box. You know how other snowboard boots 'pack out' after a few sessions? Well, not the Burton Imperials baby.


Shipping Restriction: This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.


USOutdoor.com (2014)
Burton's Imperial Speedzone Snowboard Boot is a lightweight and extremely comfortable boot with a thin profile. Vibram® EcoStep soles soles are lightweight and durable with plenty of traction. They even have rubber ice spikes to prevent slips. Shrinkage™ technology reduces your footprint by one size to eliminate toe dragging. A molded EVA footbed absorbs shock and provides all-day comfort. An ESS support shank supports your arches, especially during landings. The boots also allow superior board feel for better balance, comfort and control. Designed to prevent odors the Imperial has an Aegis™ antimicrobial coating. Burton's Speed Zone™ lacing system allows a customizable fit that does not take long to secure.
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PeterGlenn

Sick of spending 25 minutes tying and re-tying your laces? The Burton Imperial Snowboard Boot makes it easy to get the perfect, snug cinch every time. The Imperial has Speed Zone lacing which lets you adjust the upper and lower sections separately. An S4 shell panel puts this boot on the stiffer side, and helps distribute energy to your bindings for quick response. The mid-sole is designed to get you lower and closer to the board, improving the feel. There's B3 gel too to absorb harsh impacts. Ice spikes on the sole give you sure footing for slippery decks and icy parking lots.

10% Discount on 2013-2014 Snowboard Packages: Buy any full-price Burton snowboard, boots, and bindings and get a 10% discount on all 3!


FontanaSports.com
The best of the best, distilled into one boot. Reign over all terrain without the king’s ransom. The Imperial channels 30 years of boot-building expertise into the most bang ever for your hard-earned buck. Its Ion-inspired performance includes S4 shell panels to keep the flex consistent, even lighter and grippier Vibram EcoStep soles, footprint reducing Shrinkage, plus an EST chassis for ultimate board feel, enhanced with B3 cushioning. Total Comfort gives riders like Jussi and Mark Sollors that broken-in feel right out of the box. With a flex that sits at the sweet spot between the Ion and Hail, this is the boot you’ve been waiting for.

Features:
• Support Rating: 7 (Support rating on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being softer and 10 being responsive)
• Speed Zone Lacing System for Ture Zonal Lacing Control.
- 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.
- Superlight and resilient, S4 shell panels evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex, season after season.
• New Power Up Firm Flex Thin Profile 3D Molded Tongue.
• New Vibram Ecostep Rubber Outsole (30% Recycled)
• Rubber Ice Spikes.
• Low-Profile EST Optimized Midsole - EST goes beyond 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.
• B3 Gel - Ultra-dampening B3 Gel inserts.
- Get an instantly broken-in feel right out of the box.
• Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed.
• ESS Support Shank - The added support reduces fatigue while preventing your arch from collapsing on itself when you bomb drop a 40-footer.
• Imprint 3 Liner - Heat Moldable.
• 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.
• Rad Pad - Located on the top of your instep, right where the liner laces exert the most pressure.
• Aegis Antimicrobial Coating


Backcountry.com

The Burton Imperial snowboard boot is a freeride boot with freestyle sympathies. The supportive medium-stiff flex comes into its own when you're charging steeps and spinning the biggest jumps in the park, but it's forgiving enough to be comfortable all day. The Speed Zone dual zone lace system independently adjusts the lower and upper sections of the boot, so your feet won't move, and you can customization your support. Like the rest of Burton's lineup, Shrinkage technology reduces your footprint by a full boot size, and that means less toe drag. S4 shell panels in the upper free up the flex, so you don't have to sacrifice the tweakability you want for the support you need. When you overshoot a hardpack landing, the B3 Gel padding protects against heel bruises. For aggressive freeriders, or larger, more powerful freestylers, it doesn't get much better than the Imperial.


Christy Sports
Burton Imperial Snowboard Boot - Men's:  Built to be the best of all worlds, the Imperial offers features and comfort that boots twice the price can barely offer.  Taking the best and highest performing features from Burton’s SLX, ION, and DRIVER-X models the Imperial is aimed at all mountain dominance and will settle for nothing less.  
IMPERIAL features:
-Imprint 3 heat moldable liner with Focus Cuff and Rad Pad.
-Speedzone lacing system.
-S4 shell panels.
-Shrinkage Tech footprint reduction technology.
-Vibram Ecostep Outsole.  

Zappos.com
It's everything you need in a boot and more. Get stoked on the Burton® Imperial every ride of the season!
Speed Zone™ lacing system provides true zonal lacing control for a responsive and custom fit.
Shrinking™ footprint reduction technology reduces the boot's footprint one full size, reducing toe drag and offering a true fit.
S4 shell panels evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for consistent flex.
Power Up firm flex 3D® molded tongue for greater rebound and durability.
Vibram® Ecostep™ rubber outsole includes the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA and B3 Gel in heel and toe.
Rubber ice spikes dig into ice when slipping isn't an option.
Low-profile EST® optimized midsole lowers your center of gravity and improves feel.
Total comfort construction for an instant broken-in feel right out of the box.
Snow-proof internal gusset to keep your feet warm and dry.
Level 2 molded EVA footbed for lightweight and long-lasting shock absorption.
ESS Support Shank reduces fatigue while preventing your arch from collapsing on itself during big air.
Imprint™ 3 Liner with Focus Cuff boosts your heel-hold by hugging your ankle for increased comfort and response.
Pre-curved Rad Pad panels keep your feet stoked and secure.
Aegis™ antimicrobial coating inhibits odor.
Imported.
Al's Sports
Since introducing the “riding shoe” in 1983 Burton has continuously learned what works and what doesn’t. The Burton Imperial boot takes all those years, all the highlights, and channels them into the most bang ever for your hard-earned buck. Ridden on everything by Mark Sollors, its stacked performance package includes extra-grippy Vibram® soles, footprint reducing Shrinkage™, sensation-enhancing cushioning with EST™, and S4 to prevent flex breakdown. Not enough? NEW Total Comfort offers a “day 10” feel your first time out.
Berg's Ski Shop
Since introducing the "riding shoe" in 1983 we have continuously learned what works and what doesn't. The Burton Imperial snowboard boot takes all those years, all the hits and highlights, and channels them into the ultimate go-anywhere boot. The grip of a Vibram® outsole meshed with the better board feel of an EST™ midsole; the consistent flex and bulletproof durability of S4 shell paneling and the precise lacing of Speed Zone™ - everything that matters is in this boot.
REI (2014)

The men's Burton Imperial snowboard boots help you reign over the entire mountain. Cushioned soles and liners outfit your feet for all-day sessions where comfort and performance are key.

Imported.

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Activity:Snowboarding
Boot lacing system:Speed Zone quick-lace upper / internal quick-lace harness
Brand Lacing Style:Speed Zone Lacing System for True Zonal Lacing Control
COMFORT:Total Comfort Construction, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, and Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis Antimicrobial Coating
CUSHIONING:NEW Vibram EcoStep Rubber Outsole Design [30% Recycled] with Rubber Ice Spikes and Low-Profile EST Optimized Midsole with B3 Gel
Design:All-Mountain
Details:Aegis Antimicrobial Coating
FLEX AND RESPONSE:S4 Shell Panels and NEW Power Up Firm Flex Thin Profile 3D Molded Tongue
Flex:7 (on 1 (relaxed) to 10 (responsive) scale)
Flex/Response:S4 Shell Panels and Power Up Firm Flex Thin Profile 3D Molded Tongue
Footbed:Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed w/ ESS Support Shanks
Heel Height:1 1⁄2 in
Intuition Liner:No
LACING:Speed Zone Lacing System for True Zonal Lacing Control
LINER:Imprint 3 Liner with Focus Cuff and Rad Pad
Lacing Style:Quick Lace
Lacing System:Speed Zone
Liner lacing system:None
Liner material:Multi-density EVA foam
Material:Imprint 3 Liner with Focus Cuff and Rad Pad
Midsole:Low-Profile EST Optimized Midsole w/ B3 Gel
Model #:1062210006910
Moldable liner:Thermal formable
Outsole:Vibram EcoStep Rubber w/ Rubber Ice Spike
Recommended Use:All-Mountain
Removable Liner:Yes
Riding style:All-mountain
Shaft:13 in
Shipping Restriction:This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.
Skill Level:Advanced Intermediate
Snowboard boot flex:Medium
Support:7
Support Level:7
Upper:Polyurethane/synthetic textile
Warranty:One Year
Weight:2 lbs 7 oz
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Great Purchase

I purchased these boots as I bought my first snowboard setup. I wanted to be sure that I would buy a pair that were nice and that I felt I would get a lot of use out of. I liked the design Burton made with the lacing system as well. It is incredibly easy to get laced up quickly and effectively every time. I bought these boots in a 1/2 size smaller than my typical shoe size as most snowboarders do. After finding that I in fact needed my exact shoe size because my toes were jamming so hard in the ends that I couldnt walk, REI immedialtely helped me to re-adjust my fit and I traded the same boots for my exact size - no questions asked (thank you REI for having such an incredible return sysyem)! - This is also why I decided to purchase my setup with them.

I just went out over the weekend and tore up the slopes here in Colorado. I couldn't be more satisfied with these boots. They are incredible. Now if only they were a little more broken in and molded to my feet!
MarkGBell at REI on 12/12/2013

I had the 2013 Imperial and it was perfect for my narrow foot. True to size, the 11.5 was true to what I normally wear. Toe right at the tip of the liner, fully extended with no undue pressure. I think Burton rates this at like a 5/10 on the stiffness scale, but I find these pretty snappy, as well comfortable. I'm riding aggressive all-mountain. You may want something a little more playful for the park. The lacing system works well for me. The pullstrings are a bit of a pain to deal with when you're ready to stash them, because they are really long, BUT this lets you avoid hunching all the way over to cinch up, and you can really crank on the handles. Bomber.
This year the liner is even more accommodating comfort-wise. I can wear them all day, they are great for me.

mister_dmac at Backcountry.com on 11/03/2013

Boot is such a upgrade from my old moto's. The liner has velcro to hold the tongue stable so no shifting during riding. Have a protective cover over top of foot to help reduce pressure on top of midfoot due to bindings. The inner lace is connected to inside of boot instead of actual liner so it tightens you foot down to boot so no heel popouts. The boot is stiffer then moto's but still has some give. They are very responsive. The speedlace system is first time for me and they are sweet. Tighten up fast and stay tightened. Quick and easy. Overall happy as hell with boot. Must buy.

mstp207322 at Backcountry.com on 01/14/2014
Love these boots! first ordered my regular size but they fit to tight and ended up getting a half size larger. After riding a day in them I was in love, my feet felt good even after on the first run. Great support and amazing impact resistance to, spun front 5 off a 40 footer straight to the knuckle on my heels and was able to just get up and ride away like it never happened. WORTH THE MONEY!
Branden D - customer at Zappos.com on 02/13/2014

These boots are by no means stiff. They are very responsive though. Very comfortable out of the box. I had to go down a 1/2 size compared to other companies. Match well with burton bindings but I had foot pain with with some other companies straps/binding. Like them a lot but concerned about how many days I will get out of them. Easiest speed lace system to tighten I have used.

Kyle at Backcountry.com on 12/17/2013
Love the easy tightening system and the overall fit of the boot, I had to go a half size bigger than my regular size shoe, even though other burton boots I have had fit true to size. Really reaponsize and not nearly as stiff as I expected, which is great cause I like to go through the terrain park.
Brandon M - customer at Zappos.com on 01/22/2014