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Burton Bootique 2014 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton Bootique is another well made comfortable snowboard boot that is a little step up from the Burton Mint. It provides an entry level/low cost buyer a step towards the higher end Burton Boots. This is a great soft flex for a beginning rider up to an advanced freestyle rider.
Flex: The Bootique has a nice easy forgiving flex for those looking to get more time on the hill.
Comfort: Burton makes pretty comfortable boots. These are no exception. Most Burton boots have little to no break in time.
Heel Hold: The Bootique is a Burton style BOA boot and it holds the heel down pretty well if you crank it down hard.
Adjustability: The Burton Bootique has Burton BOA but it’s not a steel cable BOA. It uses the same laces in Speed lace and it’s a little easier to repair. It’s an interesting set up but it’s a pretty good take on the BOA system.
Flex Retention: The Bootique is kind of between an entry level boot and a committed 50-100 day a year rider. It’s more for the 10-20 day a year rider but if you ride more than that a year it will hold up.
Response: Good middle ground response that is a little more than the flex.
Traction: Pretty good traction and it handles most icy parking lots pretty well.
Shock Absorption: There is a nice bed of EVA foam and it’s got a good amount of protection from bad landings.
Burton Bootique Past Reviews
2013 and Below Burton Bootique
There is a little articulation in the cuff that helps preserve the flex and make it a more forgiving ride. The flex is borderline noodle. This is one of the better entry level snowboard boots out there and not a bad boot for many Intermediate to Advanced riders that like a soft comfortable boot. For 2012 the Bootique has a new design to make the fit a little better and pockets for warmers to keep your feet warm. So the 2012 is the call over the 2011. The 2013 Bootique is very different from the 2012. They added a single BOA which some might like. The one difference between this BOA and other BOA boots is this BOA doesn’t use a steel cable but instead it’s the same lace in speed lace attached to a BOA mechanism It’s also running through the same track that their other speed lace boots use so it’s very comfortable. So this is a nice compromise between speed lace and traditional single BOA Boots. Even though this is more of an entry level boot we liked the Speed Lace much better because you adjust the upper and lower. So it’s up to you for 2013. If you want the ease of adjusting that BOA offers go 2013. If you want better adjustability then go 2012.
2012 and Below How it rides
|How It Rides|
|Heel Hold||Good||Response||Average||Board/Binding Integration||Good|
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