- Price: £350 / €410
- Sizes: UK 6-12
- Flex: 7
- Entry System: Dual Boa
- Buy Direct From Burton
The Burton Photon Step On snowboard boot is one of two models in the men’s range that are compatible with the new Burton Step On bindings. The Ruler would suit less aggressive riders better, but the balls-out brigade should opt for this one.
Sceptics may question the Step On system’s suitability for hard charging, but after extensive testing – using this very boot, in fact – we can confirm that there’s no issue there.
“Both Boa coilers use ‘New England Ropes’ rather than standard wires, which come with a lifetime warranty”
The Photon Step On is secured using two Boa coilers, but not in the way that most other boots use them. The front-and-centre one tightens the boot as normal, but the other controls the material across the front of the boot.
This works to mimic the feeling and support of a traditional binding strap, albeit one that’s seamlessly blended with the contours of the boot. The result is fine-tuned support from first run to last – and both coilers use ‘New England Ropes’ rather than standard wires, which come with a lifetime warranty.