Forums Boots Burton introduces a Vibram soled softboot 2006 Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts August 20, 2005 at 9:55 pm #566760 bcrider 4149 Posts http://www.burton.com/sh/gear/products.asp?productID=54 August 21, 2005 at 5:09 am #582562 jimw 1421 Posts Sweet. Maybe they’ll last more than a season in the BC too! 🙂 August 22, 2005 at 12:38 am #582563 plark42 13 Posts Finally!! there needs to be more snowboard boots with actual soles!!! August 22, 2005 at 2:03 pm #582564 iw 23 Posts I’m not sure what the actual benefit of these soles will be. Maybe they will offer marginally benefits when walking in snow or scrambling on rock, but they are not what are required for touring. The type of Vibram sole needed for touring are the very stiff mountaineering soles which take a mountaineering crampon and have a squared off toe which allows step kicking in hard snow and edging ability on rock. August 22, 2005 at 2:47 pm #582565 Ecobrad 2068 Posts very stiff mountaineering soles which take a mountaineering crampon and have a squared off toe which allows step kicking in hard snow and edging ability on rock. No doubt and I bet bcr, jimw, and plark agree. I think their responses are a show of encouragement because of the progress. With a little feedback, who knows what improvements could be made? August 22, 2005 at 3:18 pm #582566 iw 23 Posts I’d be suprised if Burton or K2 really want to go all the way and provide a touring soft boot with a stiff Vibram sole. I would have thought the market is too small and the production costs of putting a “proper” Vibram sole on their boot would be prohibitive. I think Burton/K2 like to use the word “Vibram” as a marketing tool rather than as a serious backcountry addition to their boots (…check out the little crampons on last years Driver boots – can’t imagine they were much use to anyone). Hopefully I’m wrong as it would save me some money – as mentioned before I had a Vibram sole fitted to my Burton Driver boots last year. So far, I think it’s a perfect (if costly) solution. August 22, 2005 at 8:33 pm #582567 SanFrantastico 1514 Posts Hey IW, I didn’t find your post regarding the custom sole on the Burton drivers. Were you able to fit a mountaineering sole with crampon bales, or did you just get the benefit of better step-kicking and edging? If your custom soles have bales, do you use the Voile mountain plate, or do you still have to use high back bindings? Tx.. Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. August 23, 2005 at 7:19 am #582568 iw 23 Posts Hi SanFrantastico Check out previous posts in this Section e.g. http://www.splitboard.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=268 January 2, 2007 at 9:46 pm #582569 Rudys 6 Posts How to recognize new and older Driver X model? Is there different only in weight? Maybe Burton proposed for new 2007 Driver X different thicknes of synthetic leather? And quality is the same? Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.