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Step On's - What you need to know

Step On's - What you need to know

Are you sick of being the last to drop in because you have to sit and strap up your bindings? Well, those days are over. Burton Step On® bindings and boots make snowboarding faster, easier, and more comfortable. This overview of Step On includes everything you need to know and more.

BURTON X DC STEP ON SETUP

A Brief History of Burton Step On

In the early 2010s, Jake Burton Carpenter challenged Burton's engineers to build a binding/boot system that would make it easier for people to learn and enjoy snowboarding. And after five years of R&D, various iterations, and tons of rider feedback, Burton Step On® bindings and boots were launched in 2017.

Burton Step On Components

The Step On system consists of snowboard boots and snowboard bindings that are specifically engineered to work together. With Step On, the boot is anchored in the binding with three secure locking points: two toe cleats and a heel cleat.

Burton Step On® Bindings Components

Pros of the Step On System

There are two main pros of the Step On system: convenience and performance.

Many riders would agree that the worst part of snowboarding (aside from lift lines) is having to bend over or sit down to strap in at the top of a run. Not only does this take up valuable time that could be spent cruising with the squad, but for people who struggle with flexibility the strapping in process can be difficult or even painful. However, with Step On, you don’t need to stop and bend over to strap in. Simply step into the binding with the heel cleat aimed at the heel clip and once the heel clicks, press down to engage the toe cleats. That’s about as convenient as it gets.

Pros of Burton Step On® Bindings

Cons of the Step On System

There are two main drawbacks of the Step On system: price and compatibility.

The bottom line is that Step On bindings and boots cost more than traditional bindings and boots due to the extensive R&D investment and proprietary manufacturing process. Include the fact that boots and bindings must be purchased together, and the initial investment can prove more costly than other options.

Cons of Burton Step On® Bindings

Burton Step On Bindings vs. Traditional Strap Bindings

Step On bindings are constructed with the same nylon composite as traditional strap bindings, which means that they flex and ride in a similar manner as traditional strap bindings. But when compared side-by-side, riders usually report that Step On provides more power and precision from edge-to-edge, which is likely due to the fact that with straps, there is a tiny delay between initiating a turn and following through on the turn.

Burton Step On Bindings vs Traditional Strap Bindings

How to Use the Burton Step On System

While the Step On system is fairly intuitive, it can take a few times stepping in and out to get the hang of. After you've confirmed that your new boots are the correct size for you, practice stepping onto the binding and locking in. We generally recommend about 10 minutes of practice at home on the carpet in the living room to get familiar with engaging and disengaging the boots from the bindings. Basically, all you need to remember is: Heel. Toe. Go.

How to Use the Burton Step On System

And finally, Burton built Step On to be durable, reliable, and consistent from first chair to après. Don’t be afraid to apply plenty of pressure to engage the system, it can take it. Riders who are new to Step On tend to be gentle when stepping on and locking in. But remember, the system is designed to take a beating and keep delivering fun. Trust us.

BURTON STEP-ON BINDINGS

 

Pair the Step On Bindings with the Step On® boots of your choice and experience the simplicity and convenience of intuitive connection.

The Burton Step On® Re:Flex Snowboard Bindings offer an intuitive boot-to-binding connection for riders seeking convenience and performance. Three connection points, two at the toe and one at the heel, deliver unmatched simplicity, security, and board control. Toe hooks 2.0 offer responsive entry and a quick-release lever on the hi-back makes for a clean exit. It's universally compatible with all major snowboard mounting systems, including 4x4, 3D®, and The Channel®.

Cushioning

Re:Flex FullBED Cushioning System as part of the Step On binding provides full underfoot cushioning, maximizing comfort while minimizing fatigue, and features a trap-door design for easy-access to mounting hardware

Performance & Response

 

Mounting System

Re:Flex Mounting System as part of the Step On binding dramatically improves board flex and feel while also reducing weight

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BURTON X DC STEP-ON BOOTS

 

Locked and loaded power meets Step On convenience with the high tech Step On Boots. So you can just Step On and send it.

Experience high-level warmth, comfort, and micro-adjustability with snowboard's most intuitive connection in a medium flex for a responsive do-it-all feel. Add in heat moldable cushioning for a custom fit out of the box, and get ready to meet your new favorite boot.

SOFT BOOT OPTIONS- Some people just like a flexier boot, and now they have that option in Photon and Felix Step On boot models.

UPDATED LINERS - We've added cushioning to the liners of Step On boots specifically around where the boot connects to the binding's toe hooks.

BETTER CUFF CLIPS- Updated cuff clips make it a cinch to store your pant leg up and out of the way of the binding.

QUICK & QUIET TOE HOOKS - We've improved the binding's toe hook design making it sleeker, silent, and easier to step out of when you're done riding.

Locked and loaded power meets Step On® convenience so you can just step on and charge as hard you like. Explore. Experiment. Charge. The men's Burton Photon Step On® Snowboard Boots let you step on and go with a precision fit and responsive feel that encourages you to push further. From out-of-the-box comfort to the BOA® Fit System, the Photon has your back when it's time to explore and push your skills. Add the simplicity and responsive feel of Step On for a boot that has few limits. Heat-moldable liners bring it all together with a custom fit and the enhanced warmth of heat-reflective tech to keep you riding longer.
 
AT DC WE VALUE PROGRESSION OVER ANYTHING ELSE. SO, WE ADDED THE GAME-CHANGING BURTON STEP ON® INTERFACE TO FOUR OF OUR MOST ADVANCED BOOTS. WITH STEP ON® VERSIONS OF THE MEN’S JUDGE AND CONTROL, AND THE WOMEN’S MORA AND LOTUS, THESE ARE OUR MOST PROGRESSIVE BOOTS EVER—COMBINING THE CONVENIENCE OF STEP ON WITH DC’S PROVEN COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE.

DC Step On boots will utilize their own upper design, materials, closure and fit. In order to ensure seamless compatibility with all of Burton’s Step On binding models, DC boots will be built using Burton’s proprietary Step On boot interface. DC Step On boots will be available at the same global retailers as Burton Step On bindings so riders can easily purchase the boot and binding combination they prefer.



The team-favorite Judge Step On® combines DC’s top-of-the-line boot tech with the convenience and performance of Burton’s Step On® interface. Since we’re always focused on performance, the Judge features our most advanced R3 liner—with 3M™ Thinsulate insulation and Aerotech ventilation to maintain the perfect foot temperature in any conditions. This year we also added the eco-friendly and ultra-comfy molded IMPACT-ALG™ insole for added comfort and better heel hold. The precision fit of the Dual Zone BOA® Fit System makes it easy to dial in, step on, and ride in a matter of seconds. Simply put, the Judge Step On® is the next level of snow boot innovation.
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