The Burton Photon Boa is made for aggressive riders, who want a Boa boot rather than the SpeedLace on a boot like the Driver X.
Features of the Burton Photon Boa
- Dual Zone Boa Coiler Closure System
- Lockdown Tech
- New England Ropes
The laces are made by New England Ropes, which are tough enough that they have a lifetime warranty.
- 1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue
The tongue of the boot is made with dual density material, so that you get a durable tongue that has a good rebound effect when you flex the boot forwards.
- GripLITE Backstay
- Total Comfort Construction
The idea of this is that the boots come new with a “broken in” feel, rather than being super stiff when they are new, and then sloppy when they get older.
- Snow-Proof Internal Gusset
There is a gusset that is made to seal the lower section of the boot, so that snow won’t get in through the gap next to the tongue and the liner.
- Aegis Antimicrobial Coating
Helps keep the smell away.
- Imprint 3 Liner
- Focus Cuff
- Rubber Ice Spikes
Just some little spikes that help give a bit of extra grip on ice.
- B3 Gel
Some soft cushioning, that is made to deal with repeated impacts, that doesn’t get hard or worn out in cold conditions.
- Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
The foil sits under your feet, which reflects heat back into your feet.
- ESS Support Shank
Fancy name for arch support.
- Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed
A lightweight footbed, that is good at absorbing shock.
- Vibram EcoStep Rubber Outsole Design
- Low-Profile EST Optimized Midsole
Low-Profile, lightweight and has a reduced ramp angle.
- Shrinkage Footprint Reduction Technology
It doesn’t make any difference in the size you buy, so if you are a size 10, you still get a size 10 boot, but it has the footprint of a size 9. The smaller the footprint the better, you’ll end up with less toe and heel drag.
- 1 Year Warranty
I really like the fit and stiffness of this boot. Still need to have them molded to my feet but otherwise very happy
This boot is by far the best snowboarding boot I have ever used, the boa technology makes it for easy on and off access. These are lightweight, without compensating for overall durability. The comfort of this boot fits just like a glove, and the vibram sole allows for great grip for walking in the snow. All in all, love this boot.