Review: Burton Ruler Snowboard Boot


Burton Snowboards, Snowboard Bindings, Boots, Jackets, Pants, Hoodies, Fleece, Mitts, Gloves, Shirts, Polos, BackpacksThe 2011 Burton Ruler Boot. It is a god amongst mortals. It has a lot of features and for rider’s that likes to charge hard. This is a rad boot. It’s been around for ten years or so. It has the new shrinkage foot bed or Foot print reduction technology. Even though your wear a size 10, it’s going to have an imprint of about a size 9 compared to other manufacturers and other boots. It has a support rating of a 6. It’s on the stiffer end of the scale, both laterally, medially and from edge to edge. So it’s going to be a little bit stiffer of a boot whith a lot of cool features, one being the speed lacing system.

It’s has Burton‘s Speed Zone™ Lacing technology. All you have to do to tighten and loosen the boots is pull on a couple of strings to loosen them. Then they also have separation of tightness on the lower section of the foot and the top section of the foot. To tighten the top section, pull on the string that’s on the outside of the boot. To tighten the lower section, pull on the string that’s on the inside of the boot and you’re good to go. The liner is also pretty interesting. It’s the impact 2 liner. It has the quick fix harness. So, you’ll see that with the lacing liner system that they have. It also has the lightweight power panels. So you see the little gray panels there, those add a little more support to the imprint 2 liner. Like all  Burton liners they are heat moldable, which is great. To tighten  the laces, pull up to tighten, all you have to do is push down to lock in place.

The shell outsole has the 270 degree airbag. So 75% of this sole is filled with air. You can see the little air pockets that it actually has as well. The flex and the response on the shell is pretty cool. It also has the power spine backstay, so there’s additional material in the back so you’re not going to fold over the top of your high back. It also has the medium flex thin response 3D profile tongue. The Burton tongue come in three different stiffness’s, there’s soft, medium and stiff. This is the medium flex, it’s nice and thin as well. It’s not too bulky. It also has a level 1 molded EVA footbed, plain and simple. You will fall in  love with these Boots. The Burton Ruler, for the charger who likes to do absolutely everything.

Burton’s Ruler Boot is a great mid-range boot from the industry leader, perfect for the park but comfortable in any arena. A little on the stiffer side, Burton ranks the Ruler a 6 out of 10, with 10 being the stiffest. Think all that support will weigh you down? Think again. The Ruler has 70% airbag coverage across the midsole so you stay comfy and light.  On the inside they have a heat moldable liner and a molded EV1 footbed. Let’s face it, your feet have it good, what other sport treats your feet with all this luxury?

The Burton Ruler also has Burton’s speed lace system— one upper zone and one lower. Just tug ‘em tight and you’re ready to ride and if you’ve never had this luxury before, be sure not to underestimate the convenience of making adjustments on the chairlift.

2 Responses to “Review: Burton Ruler Snowboard Boot”


  1. How do I replace a string on the quick lace system?


  2. gufrocks on said:

    It’s pretty tricky. The best thing would be to bring them to the shop you purchased them at and they’ll get them warrentied for you.

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