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K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012

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K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012: K2 continues to offer superior comfort and diversity in the multi purpose K2 Darko Snowboard Boots. The combination of the lace up front and the K2 Boa® Conda™ liner lacing will have you camera-ready at your optimal comfort level in a matter of seconds. Sink your foot into the Harshmellow™ footbed and Intuition™ Control Foam 3D liner for next level comfort.

Product Details

Flex Rating and Fit

Flex Rating 7 (1 softest- 10 stiffest)

The K2 Contour Snowboard Boots provide you with a medium flex rating that is optimal for hitting everything from the backcountry to the park.

Construction

Features a Performance Outsole with Harshmellow™ for superior dampening

3D Formed Tongue

Liner and Lacing

Intuition™ Control Foam 3D Liner for superior heel hold and refined comfort

Custom Moldable External J Bars

K2 Boa® Conda™ Liner Lacing for quick and easy tightening or adjustment on ankle hold

Traditional lace-up tightening

Special Features

Micro Articulating Cuff

3D formed EVA with Harshmellow™ Footbed to minimize rebound and make landings softer and more controlled

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 

Reviews

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K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustability (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Warm (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Easy lacing system (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (5)
  • Freeriding (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

How K2 Darko Fits A Narrow Foot

By 

from Alabama

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Adjustability
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

      I wear a Size 10.5-B/Narrow width in a dress shoe. I did a great deal of research on narrow width snowboard boots and elected to try the 2011 K2 Darko's, because of the fit technology that they offer; Internal BOA Lacing(that is part of the boot, not the liner) and Thermal Liner Moldability. I regret to report that, even in a Size 10 with proper "toe-rub", I was not able to attain a "zero heel lift" fit.

      The problem with the Darko's is the same as with most snowboard boots, the heel cup is so very rigged that no amount of adjustment causes the heel cup to pinch in at the heel. The Internal BOA Lacing did a good job of moving my heel into the heel pocket and keeping it shoved back. However, because the heel cup is rigid, tightening the BOA Lacing did not cause the cup to pinch in on the Liner. Hence, I still had heel lift. I was aware of the problems created by a rigged heel cup and had hoped that the Darko's would have more heel cup flex.

      I had the BOA tightened to the end of it's limit, too. It ran out of adjustment, full compressed the liner to the point of discomfort and still allowed heel lift.

      I had also hoped that the traditional lacing system would give me a better ability to sinch in the toes. However, the boot is so stiff that I could not get closure of the toe pocket.

      I am greatly impressed with the technology incorporated into the Darko's. Even though they didn't fit me, I highly recommend them.

      Additionally, kudos to EVO. You can be confident when buying from them.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome boots

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustability
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Lacing System
      • Good Traction
      • Looks Great
      • Quality Construction
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding

        Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

        These boots are awesome. When I first put them on my toes touched the ned too much, but the BOA liner put my foot into place with a nice tight fit. Keeps heel life to a minimum with how tight you are able to crank the BOA. BOA only on the liner, and traditional laces on the boot, which I like....

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good boot

        By 

        from NY

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustability
        • Easy Lacing System
        • Quality Construction
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain

          Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

          I have a size 9-1/2 wide and a size 9 length so a little more width and the boot would be perfect. Other than that I am very satisfied. Easy to adjust, love the way the Boa straps down the heel (I have small ankles and heel)

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Sick

          By 

          from Monarch, CO

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustability
          • Easy Lacing System
          • Good Traction
          • Looks Great
          • Quality Construction
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Little to Stiff

          Best Uses

          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

          The boots look and fit amazing the boa system is great for that perfect fit. They are a little to stiff out of the box, but give them a season and they will be butter.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product, I would buy it again

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustability
          • Comfortable
          • Looks Great
          • Quality Construction
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Downhill
            • Freeriding

            Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

            Those boots looks sick, and most definetely they are comfortable, internal boa system is easy to use and you can tight it the way you want.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Comfortable

            By 

            from Vail colorado

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustability
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Lacing System
            • Good Traction
            • Looks Great
            • Love them
            • Quality Construction
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Downhill
              • Freeriding
              • Half Pipe
              • Park
              • Powder
              • Speed
              • Tricks

              Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

              They are awesome

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Boots

              By 

              from Tahoe

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustability
              • Comfortable
              • Easy Lacing System
              • Good Traction
              • Looks Great
              • Quality Construction
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain

                Comments about K2 Darko Snowboard Boots 2012:

                Great boots. Super warm and comfy and the liner lacing boa system is awesome. No heel lift happening with the boa on the interior.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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