- Name: 2013 Burton Ion Snowboard Boots
- Pros: Warm , Tons of support, Waterproof
- Cons: Too stiff at first, Very expensive, Lacking comfort vs. price
- Fit: mid
- Flex: stiff
- Shoe Size: 8
- Boot Size: 8
Let me start off by saying that I love these boots now, but it took a while for me to warm up to them. I rode with a pair of Burton Motos for years, and having progressed in my skill I felt it was time for an upgrade. I tried a pair on at a local Burton outlet for sizing, and then ordered them online. On my first day wearing them they seemed way too stiff. I was used to boots being a little stiffer than I like at first, but the best way to break them in is to go out and ride with them. Half way through the day, and these had me wishing I had brought my Motos. After multiple days out in them, and I was second guessing my purchase. Standing or walking was fine, but riding was hell! I don't have any idea what happened, but I wore my Motos for the next couple of trips and just decided to try the Ions one more time before I sold them. Suddenly they were the most comfortable boots ever. Maybe all of the pack out finally set in? I'm not sure, but I will say that I've ridden in sub-zero temps, rain, and blizzard-like conditions and my feet stayed warm, dry, and comfortable all day. The support in these boots go perfectly with my Burton Triads and my Burton T6. Now when I'm really hauling butt down the mountain I feel like my whole setup is substantial enough to keep me in line. If anyone decides to buy these, don't judge them until they're really broken in. I almost did, and trust me I'm glad my stubbornness got the better of me this time.