The Burton Fiend are some medium flexing snowboard boots, with regular laces and a medium flex rating.
As you can tell from the giant list of features below, these boots are loaded with complicated sounding names for pretty standard features that I’ll try to explain.
The 5/10 flex rating is pretty simple, it is right in the middle between soft and stiff boots. The medium flex means that they will still give you enough support for harder all mountain riding, but still have enough flex that you can press and flex the boots.
The Traditional Laces are a big plus from my point of view, they let you easily tighten different areas of the boot, and they don’t really take that much longer to do up than speed laces or Boa.
The Articulating Cuff means that the upper and lower sections of the boot can flex separately, so that when the boot is fully flexed it doesn’t bend out, and you don’t lose your heel hold.
The GripLITE backstay is just a grippy rubber section on the heel, that helps the boot to grip the binding highbacks.
The Flex PowerUP Tongue is a dual density, which is made to give better rebound and last longer.
The Footprint Shrinkage Reduction means that the outside of your boot acts a size smaller. So the sizing fits just like normal, if you normally wear a size 10 you will still get a size 10, but the outside of the boot is like a size 9.
Because the outside footprint is a size smaller, it means that you are less likely to get toe or heel drag, which is always a good thing.
Features of the Burton Fiend
- 5/10 Flex Rating
- Traditional Laces
- Articulating Cuff
- GripLITE Backstay
- Flex PowerUP Tongue
- Shrinkage Footprint Reduction
- DynoBITE Outsole
- ReBounce Cushioning
- Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
- Total Comfort Construction
- Snow-Proof Internal Gusset
- Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed
- ESS Support Shank
- Imprint 3 Liner
- Focus Cuff
- Rad Pad
- Aegis Antimicrobial Coating