- August 14 2010
Expensive boots but well worth the money
These are by far the best snowboard boots that I have invested in. They are a bit pricey, but they are worth the money. They offer excellent support and are great for demanding terrain.
- April 8 2009
No heel lift and good for high arches - with a few flaws
I bought this pair of boots as a replacement for my Buron Iroc boots (2006-2007). When Burton redesigned the lacing system this year, they changed the boot from the Iroc to the Q, but both are ranked as the most supportive women's boot in the Burton Line. There were several changes in the redesign: the yellow velcro strap was taken out, the laces are more flexible and longer, there is a lot more ankle support, and there is supposedly less lace friction. These changes were good - I owned two pairs of Irocs and loved them, but one had a pulley in the lacing system completely bust and Burton was unable to fix it or replace it because they were more than a year old. The old laces also got horribly twisted and frayed because of their stiffness. I have very high arches and often my feet fall asleep in boots. This has never happened with the Q - even during break-in. I leave the lower zone very loose and tighten the upper zone. I also have a bad ankle. Even in the Iroc boots, I would get stabbing pain when going over very turbulent terrain. I've never had that happen with these boots. There is so much padding in the ankle that I didn't even have to [ins-ert ]the optional yellow ankle cushions (which I did use in previous Burton boots). Even in very steep terrain or bumps I never experienced heel lift. I bought a size where my toes went all the way up to the front. I've found Burton boots stretch out and it's better to buy small and go through a break in process than buy big and have boots that won't get tight enough down the road. After 10 days of riding these boots, they are just the right size and prefectly broken in. There are only two problems with these boots. For one, when locking in the laces to the desired tightness you have to pull very hard and at just the right angle. If not, they actually unlock and loosen on the hill. This happened to me twice, but then I got the technique. (This also happens on my boyfriend's Burton boots, so it seems to be a design flaw of the redesign). Second, the laces are so long that they cannot be wraped around the pully handle and inserted into the little holders on the side of the boots. This is a little annoying, but not a huge deal. These two small issues should in no way detour anyone from buying these boots. I paired the boots with Burton Escapade bindings and the two fit together seamlessly with no boot or foot movement.
- March 12 2008
I love these boots.
I just went to snowboard with these new pair of boots last weekends. It was very warm, comfortable, and also keep my foot very tight all at the same time.
- January 7 2008
Great boot, worth the $$$$.
I purchased this boot after several seasons riding in the Burton Sapphires. I rode in the Q's this weekend and I am totally happy with the support and ease of use. Once you figure out how the lacing system works (It took me two times of putting them on)these boots are much faster and easier to put on than my old one. They have awesome support, were comfortable and warm from the minute I put them on. My feet are usually cold, and I used to freeze my butt off stomping my feet into my old boots and struggling to get them laced tight enough.I could kick myself for waiting so long to buy these boots.
- April 8 2009
heel too tight
I bought these boots in my regular shoe size. After wearing the boots around the house for about an hour, my heel fell asleep! I really liked the lacing system though.