The Burton Driver X snowboard boots have been around for several years, and have the reputation of being Burton’s most responsive and aggressive boots. Especially when used for all-mountain riding or exploring the backcountry. Compared to the 2015 – 2016 generation not much has changed. Although Burton put some effort in reducing the boot’s footprint. The lacing system has definitely improved over the years as the entire boot now feels much more attached to your foot. Because this boot has much stiffer flex than other boots we tested, you get lots of quick edge-to-edge response. Which makes it much easier for you to turn your board. Because this is such an aggressive boot, it’s not for everyone. Advanced to expert riders will know how to fully utilise these boots.
Despite this boot’s stiffness it feels relatively comfortable. However it does take some to ‘break into’. Because this boot has completely separate upper and lower adjustability you can really ‘fine-tune’ your fit. The shock absorption is not super soft but feels super damp, which is great for those of us who like to ride fast and jump around. This boot also has good cushioning in the heel section. Although it’s an all conditions traction boot, the grip on icy surfaces could use some improvement. Overall, the Burton Driver X is a high-quality responsive boot that especially experienced snowboarders will prefer.
- Feels much more attached to your foot.
- Quite a responsive and aggressive boot.
- Stiff but a quick edge-to-edge response.
- Exceptional adjustability for a proper fit.
- Needs a bit more traction on icy snow.
- Doesn’t have that massive heel grip.