Here we are giving you a tech rundown on two of Burton’s high end boots, the Ion and the Concord. The Ion boots use the speed lacing system and have a stiffer flex. The Concords are softer flexing and use the Boa system.

The Burton Ion

We’ll start by looking at the Ion which is one of Burton’s main staples when it comes to boots. This particular model is the Red Wing co-lab. Red Wing are American shoemakers and this is Danny Davis signature boot using their genuine, waterproof, full grain leather.


The Ion features:

  • The Speed Zone Lacing System which comes with a lifetime warranty from Burton on their custom laces.
  • A newly designed liner using Dryride materials for enhanced warmth and moisture wicking.
  • Auto’Cant cushioning which provides you with a naturally lower body alignment to give a better on-board feel.


The Ion is designed for all mountain rider with it’s firm flex providing plenty of stable support. The aesthetic of the Red Wing leather is a nice touch for those riders looking for a vintage feel to their boots.

The Burton Concord

The Concord is designed for intermediate to advanced riders looking for light weight, mid flex performance from their boot.


The Concord Features:

  • The Boa System which is a dual zone reel tightening system that allows you to get a custom fit dialled in fast. The system has a lifetime warranty on the reel and Burton offer the same on the lacing. Awesome!
  • An Imprint 3 liner which is a heat moulded system for a super comfy fit.
  • The new DynoBite outsole that gives the boot super low profiling.


The flex of the Concord is soft and playful and would suit intermediate to advanced park riders and anyone who likes to tweak, spin and press their board.


Both boots feature Rebounce cushioning in the sole which holds it shape for longer, and the really cool tech of Sleeping Bag Reflector Foil. The Reflector Foil is like a space blanket in the cushioning that keeps the heat in and your feet nice and snug.


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