List Price US $249
Burton Axel Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Lacing Type Mixed Lacing
Manufactured in China


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Excellent
Heel Hold Great
Adjustability Great
Reduced Footprint Excellent

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Flex Retention Excellent
Shock Absorption Great
Traction Great
On & Off Ease Great
Warmth Good

Burton Axel 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Axel is an interesting boot that might not be for everyone but those who like a softer flexing boot with a lot of freedom of flex should like it. It seems that a lot of major companies have a boot with a Velcro strap and although it’s not completely mainstream people seem to like them.  The Axel is different from the other Burton boots where it has one-speed lace and 2 Velcro straps.

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The top strap is key and the bottom strap isn’t as key but nice to have. So to some, it’s better than speed lace because of the different adjustment points and to others its not as good because of the different adjustment points.  Some will like how it tightens more around the upper part of the ankle than Burton’s other speed lace but others will like the traditional speed lace systems zones.  Velcro doesn’t always scream long term reliability but we can’t say it won’t last for sure because this is a new boot.  One thing we love is the Axel has a nice articulating cuff similar to the Burton Supreme.  This will help the boot flex a little easier and last longer.  The Gel in the sole makes for a pretty shock resistant ride while still keeping your foot more in tune with the board. Like all boots, the Axel is insanely comfortable.  All in all the Axel might not be for everyone but it’s a fun boot for someone who wants a different approach to lacing but still wants the comfort of a Burton boot.

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