Burton Women's Emerald Snowboard Boot:
Explore all sides of the mountain with the improved comfort elements in Burton's Women's Emerald all-terrain snowboard boot. The Women's Emerald is an excellent multi-purpose snowboard boot with just enough stiffness to suit intermediates and advanced riders without taking anything away from aggressive new riders who want the right gear their first season. The Emerald has Burton's proven and popular Speed Zone Lacing, which Burton claims (possibly quite rightly so) is the fastest and easiest lacing system currently available to snowboarders. While most high-end boot closures allow you to adjust independently the upper and lower (zonal) tension, Burton's Speed Zone Lacing can be adjusted in seconds while waiting in lift lines or for your friends to catch up. The Emerald also has a new lightweight outsole with oversized 270-degree Airbag cushioning along the heel area. The cushion helps dampen vibrations so you enjoy more cushion with potentially better board feel. Another new feature is the heat-moldable Imprint 2 Liner with Burton's proven female-specific True Fit Design. While Burton improved the overall support in the liner, one of our favorite features in the Emerald boot thankfully stayed the same--those nifty Hot Pockets (neoprene sleeves for disposable chemical warmer pouches) that help take the chill off the ultra-cold days in the alpine. If you like to ride all sides of the mountain--or if you aspire to do it after you master the blue runs, the Emerald will sparkle for you.