Burton Women's Emerald Snowboard Boot (Fall 08)
Take on all sides of the mountain with the improved comfort elements in Burton's Women's Emerald snowboard boot. The Emerald is an excellent multi-purpose boot with just enough stiffness to suit intermediates and advanced riders without taking anything away from aggressive new riders who want the right gear the first time. This season Burton enhanced the fit with a new Imprint 2 Liner with True Fit construction and Power Panel 1.0 technology, Hot Pockets and Outlast Adaptive Comfort. The Power Panels inside the new liner contain memory foam materials that snap back to their original positions far better than the traditional boot materials that typically "pack in" after a season of hard use. That Outlast technology in the liner is a thermal phase-changing material that helps absorb excess heat while you're hiking up backcountry ridges and releases the thermal warmth as your feet chill during long rides down the fall line. The result is a more consistent insulation performance that you can count on throughout the day. Burton's True Fit construction is a female-specific design element that's found on all of their snowboard boots this season. Every part of the Imprint liner, shell, cuff, heel counter, tongue and even the lace guides are specifically designed to fit female feet. There are no unisex shortcuts on Burton women's snowboard boots. Ever. Other nice touches include Hot Pockets (neoprene sleeves for disposable chemical warmer pouches) and Burton's Speed Zone Lacing System. The Emerald's Speed Zone Lacing System allows you to cinch up the snowboard boot over certain areas where you need added support or a little more flex. This is done by pulling a Lower Zone lace handle until the boot is tight over the ankle area, then adjusting the Upper Zone lace handle until the cuff region feels right. When you're ready to go, tuck the handles into their neatly concealed pockets outside the liner and get into your bindings. Burton's Speed Zone lacing guides also micro adjust so you have even lace tension where you need it, potentially reducing foot fatigue and eliminating those painful pressure points found on other women's snowboard boots. It's a great size adjustment feature for women who prefer to make the most of every trip to the mountain.
- Burton "support" rating: 5 on a scale of 1 to 10
- Intended for advanced and intermediate female all-mountain riders
- New redesigned Burton Imprint 2 liner with Power Panel 2.0 technology, adjustable heel hold feature with removable J Bars and an Aegis antimicrobial coating
- Female-specific Burton ergonomic True Fit design elements throughout boot
- Burton Speed Zone lacing system for true zonal lacing control and support where you need it
- Warm Thin Profile 3D molded tongue and Power Spine 1.0 backstay
- Flexible EVA cushioning with a molded EVA footbed
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