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Burton Supreme 2016 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton Supreme is arguably one of if not the best all mountain/do anything boots women can buy. The Supreme’s low profile long lasting boot can adapt to just about any kind of riding style or board. The Burton Supreme is always at or near the top of the snowboard boot industry and with the exception of the price it is hard to hate.
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The 2016 Burton Supreme is still the same great ride as the 2015 except there are a couple of major changes.
- The rad pads that prevent the tongue from folding over and creating a pressure point are not as good as they use to be.
- The lacing system is better this year and wraps better around the foot. It doesn’t strangulate like Double BOA boots but it’s an improvement over the older models.
The 2015 Burton Supreme added a closed cell foam liner to the boot that makes it last for a long time but it also takes a little longer to break in than previous models.
The Burton Supreme should last well beyond 100 days and flex very close to the way it did on day one.
If you ride a lot and/or have a lot of money then the Burton Supreme of the best boots you can ride. After lot’s of days on this boot we haven’t found any major flaws and it continues to ride very close to how it was when it was new. It’s taking snowboarding to the skiing price levels.
Flex: In the old days before 2010 the Supreme was pretty stiff compared to how it is now. The 2010 boot was the first attempt at making the boot soft and in our opinion, it was a time for learning. This is the only year we won’t back this boot. The tongue would fold on a forward lean causing a pressure point on the front part of your ankle which should never happen for a boot of this price. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 this issue was fixed with a little stiffer flex and rubber guards on the liner where it used to fold. We were skeptical with this tech but after riding it we aren’t anymore. The 2011 and 2013 are similar in flex and the 2012 is the stiffest of the 3. However, the 2013 has an insert in the tongue to make it stiffer. The 2014 is about the same as the 2013 and maybe a little stiffer with the new liner.
Comfort: The Burton Supreme really fits like a glove and is almost pressure point free on the first day. This goes for every year we tried except for 2010 and aside from that one pressure point at the ankle, the boot was very comfortable. You don’t have to bring your old boots up on the first day as you do with many other new boots because most riders will not have a break in period with them. In 2012 the SUPREME has newer tech/design to make this break in the period even easier. 2013 isn’t much different.
Heel Hold: For all Burton boots the heel hold has vastly improved from past years but the Supreme was always pretty awesome when it came to keeping your heels in place. Before you needed the J-Bars to completely eliminate heel lift but now you almost don’t need them unless your ankle is really tiny. It allows the Burton Boot to cater to many different riders.
Adjustability: The dual zone lacing system is the best out there. The only thing you can do is individually adjust the top rungs like you can with some traditional lace boots but this is pretty minor because the Supreme’s lacing is so good you won’t really think about that. The 2011 and 2012 models laces are much more durable. The 2010 Supreme’s laces had to be replaced every 50-70 days but now the new laces are good for at least 100 days without any sign of wear.
Flex Retention: The ability to keep its flex is what makes the Supreme an amazing boot. The combo of the 2014 Liner and the Articulating cuff design makes the Burton Supreme one of the best boots you can have if you ride for 100+ days a year. Not many boots keep their flex as long as this does. It starts out medium stiff and doesn’t really break down too much after that. So there are stiffer boots at first but after 50 days the Burton Supreme will probably be stiffer.
Response: This boot can adapt to many different conditions depending on how you tighten it. The edge to edge response is incredibly predictable. The only boot that could have a better edge to edge transitioning is the Ion but it’s a coin toss and up to your personal preference. The rebound rods in the boot liners are actually worth mentioning. They are supposed to help you transition from edge to edge and it actually works. Most women’s boots have the lower quality liners in but the Supreme actually has the second best liner Burton makes. Since this is the top of the line Burton boot we’d like to see their best liner but this will do.
Traction: This boot’s traction does fine in any type of snow or ice but will not perform as well as the driver x if your hiking backcountry. This boot is also really light compared to other boots.
shock Absorption: The sole cushioning is minimal compared to some of the other boots out there. They want more feel but they have made improvements over the last few seasons when it comes to cushioning. It’s made to be low to the board and provide shock absorption when needed. They aren’t chattery or tough on the feet but they just aren’t super padded.
The Burton Supreme boots of almost any year integrate perfectly with any bindings and any board. If you have the cash or can find a closeout go for it.
Burton Supreme Past Reviews
The 2010 was in our opinion too soft and the tongue folded at the ankle. For 2011 this problem was fixed with rubber padding and the boot added a little more stiffness.For 2012 the Supreme has Gel instead of hybrid cushioning, a new spine and a better design to make the foot more comfortable. For 2013 there is a plastic insert in the tongue to stiffen things up but the general flex and feel is the same as the last few years. It’s also a little lighter. Both the 2011, 2012 and 2013 models are all an exceptional boot.
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