The Swath Boa® is the first boot in the Burton men's Step On®line with the Imprint 3 liner which has, you guessed it, 3 layers of foam in key areas. This allows for Burton to build the Imprint 3 with greater detail in the shape and contour of the liner. It also provides improved heat molding capabilities for superior custom fit. We do recommend that you have this done by a boot fitter if needed, but we do find that this liner will mold exceptionally well on its own as you break it in naturally. The Imprint 3 liner has the narrowest heel pocket for those who can never seem to eliminate heel lift. The Swath Step On® does come in a little stiffer in the shell and liner than the Ruler, but does have an articulated cuff that allows for a smoother flex pattern and keeps if from being as stiff as the Photon. Overall the Swath Step On® is ideal for the intermediate to advanced rider who is more comfort and less performance focused, but still needs a boot that can hold its own when you want to push things a bit. The Step On® boot-to-binding system uses three points of connection, the main one at the heel and two by the toes utilizing Toe Hooks 2.0 that feature a spring hinge that flexes to maintain closure and provide an easy entrance and exit. and one connection point by the heel for increased boot and binding response. **REQUIRES BURTON STEP-ON BINDING!!!** 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 • 6/10 Flex • Dual Zone Boa® • Imprint™ 3 Liner, Focus Cuff • 1:1 Medium Flex PowerUP Tongue • StepOn™ Backstay • EST® StepOn™ Outsole • Burton Recycled Content Rubber TECHNICAL SPECS FLEX/RESPONSE: Step On® backstay features a connection point on the heel for a strapless boot-to-binding connection that offers unprecedented convenience and performance, 1:1 medium flex PowerUp tongue creates a snug fit between boot and tongue, eliminating the need to readjust while you ride, Articulating cuff allows the upper and lower zones of the boot to flex independently creating fluid forward motion and maximum heel hold with minimal shell distortion. LACING: Dual-Zone BOA® Fit System with Coiler™ and Lockdown technology features two distinct lace zones including heel-specific tensioning that can be independently adjusted with the twist of a dial for a custom fit in the upper and lower portions of the boot. LINER: Focus cuff boosts heel hold by hugging the ankle, riding slightly higher for increased response, Imprint 3 heat-moldable liner has a hook-and-loop closure system with an inner lace lock for a snug fit and lightweight power panels for added response. COMFORT: Total Comfort Construction with a wider fit 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: Sleeping bag reflective foil underfoot reflects heat back to the foot, improving both warmth and comfort in cold conditions. OUTSOLE: EST® optimized midsole lowers your center of gravity and improves board feel without sacrificing comfort, Step On® outsole features toe cleats in the forefoot that securely fasten into the binding. 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!