Ion Snowboard Boot

Bronze
2002

Client: Burton Snowboards

Pushing the limits of existing technology and innovation, the Burton Ion Snowboard Boot uses radio frequency welding to directly mold an elastomeric structure to the textile upper of the boot. This minimizes the traditional method of stitching overlapping layers of material to create structural support. This process eliminates pressure "hot spots," making the boot more comfortable, especially for those who wear the boot all day.

Contact: Jonah Becker, IDSA,
One and Co. Industrial Design,
(415)643-7833;
jonah@oneandco.com

Credit: One and Co. Industrial Design and Burton Snowboards