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Snowboard boot

Reactor

Year 1994
Customer Burton
Category Sport

Burton, a leading American group in its sector, has engaged MM DESIGN studio to create a new boot with specific characteristics.

In fact, a specially studied boot was missing among all the different equipment for the snowboard, the products generally in use being those for skiing and ski-touring. Starting from certain designing necessities and thanks to the technical support given by Burton advisors in competition, the research took into account a series of elements, from the technical- functional features to material and mechanism performances, to arrive at a product image which should live up to the expectations of very young public for whom the product is basically made.

The result has been the definition of 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 the new generation of narrower boards; the form is sculpted  into the foot , highlighting the areas most involved by the movement of the body, such as the forefoot, the heel  and the tibia. Two products ranges are also available: Reactor, for professionals and advanced athletes, has four closure devices and a rigid leg part for better support; it has canting and a rear inclination adjustment and release mechanism so that the boot may be used at rest like a normal shoe;

Shadow, for beginners and intermediates, has three closure devices and a soft leg part with a rear loosening mechanism. The inner shoe has also been carefully studied to offer excellent comfort, by introducing, for example, leather in the topmost part which is in direct contact with the leg; this also gives a more natural look.

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

The punching and bending technology that was 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; the gripping point with the ground; the regulation in length for adapting to different sizes of boots.

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