Supreme in Every Way
The best boot I've ever worn! Really comfortable. Already feels like it's broken in. I love the speed zone lacing system, super convenient. Pretty warm, I haven't purchased the heaters for these but they're pretty warm on their own and I like that the heated option is there if I ever need it. This boot is in Burton's stiff category but its still pretty flexible which I enjoy! I'm really happy with this purchase.
Great Boots, Good Price
I purchased last years Burton Supreme boots to replace some older Salomon boots that were too small for my wife. She loves the fit & comfort of these boots. They are extremely easy to get on and off. I also bought her battery packs for the integrated heaters. She no longer has to worry about getting cold feet. A neat feature that I wasn't even aware existed.
time-consuming lacing system
I have an older similar version of these boots, the Sapphire, with the same lacing system. I hated the lacing system and how hard it is to get my feet into the boots (even with a half size up), and that the laces themselves didn't last very long. And once the lace breaks, that's it. you can't replace it. So I ordered these under the assumption that the kinks would have been ironed out, nope. First you have to muscle your foot into the boot, which is hard because you can't really fully unlace them, and the laces tend to stick, and the velcro in the liners makes it challenging. Once your foot is in you can't walk around with them unlaced becasue the lace handles drag around. And lacing them up is a three step process. Pull the liner tight and try to secure that lace, then pull the lower area tight and tuck that handle and lace away, then same with the top. And once you're riding if you want to make an adjustment it's no quick easy thing. Then there's the USB port which is attached to the tongue of the liner. I couldn't figure out what that was for until I looked online, when you get the boots there's nothing in the box that tells you what it's for. And you have to buy the battery pack separately, and if you don't use it, the USB port is in the way. Oh, and that's just getting them on and off. The liners dig into my shins and calves, and I'm really thin so I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must be for someone with bigger calves. And after all that lacing, my toes were jammed into the front of the boot but my heels still slipped up and down while I was riding regardless of how I adjusted the lacing. After about an hour the liners digging into my shins and calves, and the way my front foot was sitting in the boot, it got so painful I had to go out to my car and put on the old boots. I know these are "advanced" boots and stiffer, but I can't believe breaking them is so painful! that and my heel was slipping, so they didnt fit well enough to be worth the pain. Maybe I just have wierd feet and legs. Anyone feel free to explain to me what I'm doing wrong. I tried wearing them laced loosely, laced tightly, etc. etc. I've had the old ones for years and they're really uncomfortable too, I can only manage a few hours in them and parts of my feet will be bruised and numb for days to weeks afterwards. Are boots really supposed to be that painful?