New for this season are the Burton Almighty snowboard boots, which seams to combine all the features we liked from the earlier tested Burton SLX and Burton Fiend. The high-end material used for this boot is quite similar to that used for the SLX while it has the proper shock absorption offered by the Fiend. The best of both worlds some would say. Compared to previous models this boot now comes with Burton’s Life Liner. Which is definitely a step up in terms of comfort. The old liner wasn’t that bad but it took you more days to get that custom fit feel. The boot’s flex is a touch stiffer than medium, which gives a nice blend of response and mobility.
Something all-mountain freestylers will like. Special underfoot cushioning will give you extra stability, while absorbing all the shocks you feel on rough terrain. The adjustability is pretty good with upper and lower lacing allowing you to easily dial in a good fit. One thing that can be improved is this boot’s traction. Although it’s not bad, a bit more rubber on the sole will make this boot grip more confidently on icy surfaces. Overall, the Burton Almighty snowboard boot may come at a higher price. But this is that type of booth you can use all season long, year after year.
- Responsive without sacrificing on mobility.
- High-tech boot for all-mountain freestylers.
- New inner liner that provides more comfort.
- Proper shock absorption on bumpy snow.
- Needs more rubber on the sole for traction.