Men’s Burton Photon Boa® Snowboard Boot
Locked and loaded power, comfort, and convenience combine in the ultimate Boa® closure equipped boot.
The Photon Boa® boot is for those who wish to dial-in comfort and fit to the precise click of the Boa® Coiler closure system. Hard chargers who prefer response that feels fused to the foot will appreciate the cranked-up power of Lockdown Lacing, which increases heel hold and customization with three distinct adjustment zones. Get the traction required for hiking out of the park and into the sidecountry with the Vibram® EcoStep™ rubber outsole backed by B3 Gel cushioning. Sleeping Bag heat-reflective foil brings it all together by harnessing your body’s warmth to keep you out on the hill where you want to be.
Dual Zone Boa® System
All Burton men’s, women’s, and kid’s boots with Boa® feature the virtually indestructible, Warrantied for Life performance of Burton‑exclusive New England Rope laces. Built with a redesigned inner Coiler spool to route the laces, the dial‑it‑in system retains its quick, easy, and effective lace adjustment. Natural fiber ropes equal a more natural flex and feel for greater all‑day comfort. Available in single and dual zone set‑ups, the system quickly loosens or tightens with simple twists of the Boa® dial. Boa® is a registered trademark of Boa Technology Inc.
A Burton-exclusive upgrade to Boa®, Lockdown Lacing increases heel hold by integrating three distinct lacing zones with a single crank-able dial. Tightening all zones (upper, lower and heel/Achilles) both rapidly and simultaneously results in a secure and consistent fit throughout the boot with greater hold in the heel pocket for an overall more comfortable feel. Available in both Boa® dual zone and single zone systems.
Powered by Burton Exclusive New England Ropes with the Boa® Guarantee
American-made, natural fiber ropes power our Speed Zone™ and Boa® systems, not harsh metal cables. Virtually indestructible, New England Ropes’ laces are the same stuff used by stunt men, firefighters, and rescue teams.
1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue
For greater rebound and durability, the majority of our boots feature this dual density tongue construction. Like all our 1:1 3D® Molded Tongues, it’s available in one of three flex options based on the boot. For even greater response, check the thermoplastic-reinforced PowerUP Plus Tongue on the Driver X.
Snugging up the fit between boot and hi-back, our rubber print backstays also shave weight and enhance material-to-material grip. The result of this printed rubber application is more direct energy transfer from boot to binding to board for reduced rider fatigue.
Imprint™ 3 liner
We invest more R&D hours, premium materials, and space‑age technology into our Imprint™ and Life Liners than many companies put into their entire boot line. Burton’s latest liners reflect this three‑decade heritage by delivering snowboarding’s most comfortable, warmest, performancedriven fit, right out of the box.
1. DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™ Lining [Located in the heel pocket only on the Photon and Imperial] 2. Focus Cuff Heel Hold System with hook and loop J‑Bar Interface and Inner Lace Lock 3. Tuff Cuff [Driver X Only] 4. Plush Cuff 1.0 [Women’s Only] 5. Lightweight Power Panels [Extra Tall for Added Response on Imprint 3X Liner in Driver X] 6. hook and loop Liner Closure 7. Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating 8. Heat‑Moldable
Boosting heel-hold by hugging that sweet spot around your ankle, the Focus Cuff rides slightly higher on your ankle than the Lock-Up Cuff for increased response.
Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology
You know what they say about guys with big feet, right? Big socks. Shrinkage™ reduces the boot’s overall footprint one full size, meaning a men’s size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, sleeker—never suffer from toe drag again.
EST® Optimized Midsole
EST® goes beyond bindings by optimizing the soles on select boots for a more direct connection. Lower-profile, lighter weight, and with a reduced ramp angle, EST lowers your center of gravity and improves feel. All without sacrificing an ounce of cushioning thanks to ultra-dampening B3 Gel inserts.
Total Comfort Construction
Get an instantly broken-in feel right out of the box. Total Comfort’s industry-exclusive construction eliminates the break-in period for a fit that feels just as good from day 1 to 100.
Snow-Proof Internal Gusset
All Burton boot tongues feature an internal gusset construction to completely seal the lower zone of the boot, keeping feet warm and dry.
The same cushioning found in our high-end boots for ultimate dampening that’s formulated to withstand repeated impacts without breaking down or hardening up in cold temps.
Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil
This low-profile and lightweight underfoot technology reflects heat back to the feet, improving both warmth and comfort when faced with cold conditions.
Men’s Snowboard Boots Conversion Chart