The Burton Tourist is a high end snowboard boot that is designed for splitboarders. The features are all aimed for people who spend as much time skinning up as they do riding down.
Features of the Burton Tourist
- Speed Zone Lacing System
Speed Zone laces are fast to do up, with each of the two laced tightening either the upper or lower part of the boot.
- 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.
- Increased Negative Flex
This is made so that you have a more comfortable feel when you are touring.
- 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.
- Life Liner
- DRYRIDE Heat Cycle Lining
The inner of the liner has thermally activated carbon thread, which helps to capture heat, reflect it back to your feet so you stay warm. It also helps wick moisture away from your feet to stop you getting cold.
- Tuff Cuff
Basically gives you a stronger heel hold by wrapping your ankle, but still lets you flex from heel to toe. Only on the high end Burton boots.
- Heel Welt
- 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.
- ReBounce Cushioning
There is extra cushioning in the shell of the boot (under your feet), which will help keep them warmer.
- 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
Made of 30% recycled material, it’s a grippy outsole material.
- 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