Burton Q 2012 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton Q boot is very close to the Men’s Burton Ion for women. It doesn’t quite have the magic that the Ion has but it’s pretty close. That means it’s a high end and very responsive boot made for people who like a more from a boot without it being too stiff. It doesn’t have the insane dampening/cushioning system that the Ion does but it’s still excellent.
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You can say what you want about Burton but you can’t deny that they make a good very comfortable boot. Expensive? Yes! but the performance and comfort come close to the price. In 2010 the Burton Q softened up and although still pretty responsive it was just too soft and it had a tendency to fold at the ankle. In 2011 there was a little more stiffness added as well as a response but the boot still remains on the softer side. Rubber padding was added to the area where it folded in 2010 and this was stopped. Also, they put a better handle on the speed lace as well as strengthened the lacing. In 2012 the fit was re-designed to be more comfortable but the old Q’s were pretty comfortable as well. The Q is a unique ride and we have nothing bad to say about it. So 2012 is the call but 2011 isn’t bad either.
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