The 2022 Burton SLX is the best of the best when it comes to the world of snowboard boots. Fully equipped with the lightest and most comfortable liner Burton make, the Life+ Liner, and an adaptable and versatile mid-stiff flex pattern, whatever comes in between you and the mountain, the SLX can handle without worry. With just about every other tech feature that Burton has in its arsenal, such as the heat retention of the DRYRIDE Heat Cycle Lining, a traditional Vibram XWing Outsole and EcoStep Plus, no matter what terrain you like to ride, from slushy park laps to sub-zero backcountry pow, the SLX has your back every step of the way.
Boot Type: All-Mountain/Backcountry
Boot Flex (1 = soft / 10 = stiff): 7/10
Lacing System: Speed Zone
Burton's Speed-Zone Lacing consists of two independent zones, controlled by two separate laces allowing you to customise your fit with ease ,and get in and out of your boot in record time. Burton exclusively use New England Ropes for their Speed Zone and Boa laces, which are used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams, so you know you can count on them.
Burton offers 1:1 lasting on every boot, which means every half and full size shell, tongue, and outsole fit perfectly with the liner, offering an ideal fit for every size.
Total Comfort Construction
Total Comfort Construction is a Burton exclusive technology which helps eliminate the break-in period for you boots, giving you an instantly comfortably boot right out of the box that feels just as good from day 1 to day 100.
Ultraweave Shell Material
This woven engineered construction creates lasting and powerful support while reducing seams, waste, and weight thanks to a super-efficient production process. The durable, water resistant design maintains consistent flex for the life of the boot, and looks like something from the future.
Easy Slide Articulating Cuff
This technology allows the upper and lower zones of the boot to flex independently, minimising shell distortion, maximising heel hold and response, and creating smoother, more fluid motion in the boot.
Liner: Life+ Liner
The Burton Life+ Liner fuses lightweight materials with a more relaxed feel for multi-season comfort, high-end performance, and a fit that is better for a wider variety of foot shapes, and features Ultralon performance foam and a durable and responsive PU tongue for speedy response and long lasting consistent performance. The Life+ Liner features the Burton Tuff Cuff, which increases heel hold and wraps the ankle with medial and lateral support while still flexing freely from toe to heel. What separates the Life+ Liner from the standard Life Liner is an upgraded Level 3 footbed, and extra DryRide Heat Cycle material for even more warmth, comfort, and support.
DryRide Heat Cycle Lining
This breathable inner-lining technology utilises interwoven thermally activated carbon thread to capture, radiate, and reflect body heat inward to keep feet warmer while also wicking heat-robbing moisture outward.
Cushioning / Outsole: Vibram X-Wing Outsole
The SLX features a 30% recycled Vibram X-Wing Outsole for the legendary grip that Vibram is known for, with a more lightweight, eco-friendly construction. This works in conjunction with dual zone EVA and B3 gel in the toe and heel, giving you luxurious comfort and shock absorption along with dependable traction. A low profile, lightweight layer of Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil underfoot reflects heat from your foot back into the boot, keeping the heat in and the cold out.
50% Recycled EcoStep Plus Rubber
This rubber cushioning/traction technology provides maximum grip while being extra nice to the environment. This is combined with B3 Gel cushioning in the heel, which is formulated to deliver ultimate dampening and withstand repeated impacts and cold temperatures without breaking down or hardening.
This Burton-exclusive technology brings the cushion closer to your foot, placing it within the shell of your boot for an added layer of impact protection directly below your foot. This is wrapped in a heat-reflective material that keeps the cushioning consistent even in freezing temperatures.
Shrinkage Footprint Reduction Technology
The Imperial also features Burtons exclusive Shrinkage Footprint Reduction Technology, which reduces the footprint of your boot closer to a size below while still fitting like your correct size, helping to eliminate toe and heel drag without sacrificing comfort.