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Snowboard Boot

Reactor

Year 1994
Customer Burton
Category Sport

Burton, a leading American company in its sector, reached out to MM DESIGN to create a new boot with specific characteristics.

In the world of skiing and ski-touring equipment, a specially studied boot was missing among all the different equipment for snowboard products. Starting from certain design necessities, coupled with the technical support given by Burton competition advisors, research took into account a series of elements, from the technical/functional features to material and mechanism performances. From this, designers arrived at a product image which would live up to the expectations of the typically young clientele, for whom the product is basically made.

The result defined a very elastic form, which binds the foot and gives a feeling of enveloping lightness and practicality, therefore making it possible to transmit body movements more accurately to the board. The distinctive features of the form are a highly inclined heel and toe part, which adapt better to a newer generation of narrower boards. The form is sculpted into the foot, highlighting the areas most involved in the movement of the body, such as the forefoot, the heel, and the tibia. Two products ranges are also available. First, “Reactor,” for professionals and advanced athletes, which has four closure devices and a rigid leg part for better support. “Reactor” also has canting and a rear inclination adjustment and release mechanism, so that the boot may be used at rest like a normal shoe.

Secondly, “Shadow,” which is for beginners and intermediate skiiers, and has three closure devices and a soft leg part with a rear loosening mechanism. The inner shoe was carefully studied to offer excellent comfort, by introducing leather in the topmost part, which is in direct contact with the leg, giving the product a more natural look.

The colours and designs used express the particular nature of the clientele for whichthe product is aimed at, as well as being in line with Burton’s policy. Other projects have resulted from the co-operation between MM DESIGN studio and the BURTON group, the latest including a new competition binding, which was given a preview at this year’s winter ISPO.

The punching and bending technology used also enabled us to obtain, in a single piece, the front caps, which cut into the wall and act as support for the climber’s body, as well as the gripping point with the ground, which is regulated in length to adapt to different sizes of boots.

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