List Price US $349
Burton Q Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Lacing Type Speed Lace
Manufactured in China


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Great
Heel Hold Great
Adjustability Great
Reduced Footprint

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

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.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

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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