The Tourist is Burton's solution for the growing number of splitboarders out there. Built for the backcountry, but not limited for those who want one boot to ride the lift and explore out of bounds. The Tourist only comes with Burton's proprietary Speed Zone™ lacing system. And yes it is fast, even faster than Boa®, we tested that theory ourselves. Speed Zone™ is a dual zone lacing system, one to secure the upper cuff around your calf and one to secure your forefoot over your instep. This gives you superior hold by allowing for you to adjust tension where you want and need it, as where the single zone approach gives you one tension throughout the boot. This ends up causing people to over tighten one area or leaving one loose. Speed Zone™ is also ideal for the backcountry over Boa® as it is easier to fix when things don't go to plan. The Tourist is one of the few boots that come with Burton's top of the line Life Liner. Designed to stand up to more laps than any other line, the Life Liner is ideal for splitboarding for all the extra flexing and articulating done while hiking uphill. Add in all the extra Vibram® features in the sole and you have all you need to get to the top of any hill you want.
ONLINE BOOT PURCHASE DISCLAIMER Buying the right boots online isn’t easy. At Bergs we always recommend that you get sized properly by a boot fitter to get the best results. Finding the proper fit is vital to performance and comfort and all models have a different fit and shape. If you would like some general tips on how a boot should fit, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. FEATURES • Medium-Stiff Flex • Speed Zone™ Lacing with New England Ropes • Life Liner • DRYRIDE Heat Cycle™ Lining • Tuff Cuff Lite • Increased Negative Flex • 1:1 Firm Flex PowerUP Tongue • PU Backstay • Traditional Vibram® MT Outsole • Heel Welt • Vibram™ EcoStep TECHNICAL SPECS FLEX/RESPONSE: Durable synthetic leather backstay with rubber heel for increased wear resistance, 1:1 firm flex PowerUp tongue creates a snug fit between boot and tongue, eliminating the need to readjust while you ride, Increased negative flex for improved function when touring. LACING: Speed Zone lacing system features lightning fast lacing control while allowing you to customize the tension of upper and lower zones in seconds, New England Ropes use American-made fibers and are virtually indestructible, won't kink, and are easy to re-lace. LINER: Tuff Cuff Lite increases heel hold and wraps the ankle with medial and lateral support and also enables free flex from heel to toe, Ultralon Performance Foam® has excellent thermo-forming ability, adapting the boot liner to the contours of the foot, Life Liner uses heat-moldable, lightweight materials for high-end performance with a relaxed feel and features a responsive PU tongue for a combination of quickness and resistance breakdown that excels during long seasons of hard riding, DRYRIDE Heat Cycle lining captures, radiates, and reflects body heat inward to keep feet warmer while also wicking away heat-robbing moisture. COMFORT: Total Comfort Construction provides an instantly broken-in feel right out of the box, eliminating the break-in period, Snow-proof internal gusset completely seals the lower zone of the boot, keeping your feet warm and dry. CUSHIONING: ReBounce brings cushioning closer to your foot by placing it within the shell of the boot for an added layer of impact protection sitting directly beneath your foot. OUTSOLE: Vibram® Ecostep rubber outsole gives you the legendary grip of Vibram® in a lighter weight package and with 30% recycled rubber content with the added rebound and cushioning of dual zone EVA, Shrinkage footbed reduction technology reduces the boot's overall footprint, minimizing toe drag. BURTON WARRANTY: 1-Year Warranty FITTING YOUR BOOTS – To properly assess the fit of any boot you must lace or buckle it completely. The boot will feel small until you do this because your toes will be pushed to the front until laced or buckled. Also, keep in mind all boot liners stretch out and get bigger. – First, lace or buckle the boot loosely. Next, flex into the boot to drive your heel into the heel pocket. Doing this makes room for your toes. Lastly, finish lacing or buckling the boot in a flexed position. – Be sure to wear the boots for at least 10 minutes fully laced or buckled before making a determination. Remember these boots are not made for walking, keep your knees slightly bent and flexed forward into riding position. When doing this your heels should be pushed into the back of the boot and your toes should be comfortable. – You should wear the thinnest sock you are comfortable with. Blood flow is the number one thing that keeps your feet warm. Adding more material around your feet with thicker socks increases the chances of reducing blood flow. – To help your foot sit properly in your boot, you may consider an aftermarket footbed like Superfeet® or Sidas®. A footbed with arch support, not just cushion, helps align your foot in the shell and alleviates pressure points. Footbeds should be sized to your arch height and length, not your shoe size. – Spend some time choosing your boots, they are the most important piece of your gear!