- PRICE: £390 / $560
- SIZES: UK 6-12
- FLEX: 8/10
- LACING SYSTEM: Boa
- BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON
Why we chose the Burton Ion Snowboard Boots: The Ion is now iconically iridescent.
Over the years the Burton Ion has worked up a bit of a cult following, it’s a staple for aggressive chargers. A rite of passage for riders looking to up their game who need a boot with the chops to keep up.
The Ion is right up there as one of the stiffest boots in Burton’s line (second only to the Driver X), and as such it’s not an ideal boot for everybody. It relays movement far quicker than its softer counterparts, so if you’re a novice rider still having a few wobbles then the Ion is gonna chew you up and spit you out.
“A rite of passage for riders looking to up their game who need a boot with the chops to keep up”
With snowboard boots, it’s all about the fit. You can have the most expensive boot in the world, but if it doesn’t fit you properly then it just isn’t gonna work out. It’s a more costly endeavour, but Burton use 1:1 lasting in their boots, so every half size liner fits perfectly in the shell eliminating movement between the two layers.
While the Ion is seemingly all about charging, when you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that Burton put just as much onus on comfort as they do on powerful riding. The liner boots themselves are fully heat mouldable, with the premium Ultralon Performance Foam, so out the box comfort is set to increase as you wear them in. The Velcro strap at the top locks your shin into the boot, reducing rub and putting paid to painful shinbang.