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Brooks G.

Brooks G.wrote a review of on April 9, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This review is for the 2nd gen of this boot although I don't think there's much different at all as far as fit. I bought my street shoe size and Jones' must have hobbit feet because these are made for short, wide feet. I get unbearable toe bang in my normal size although it feels and looks like the size I should be using. The lacing on the liners and outer shell are maxed out when tightening straight out of the box and this is with a heavy duty insole inside (I have a medium "D" foot). The liner also doesn't stay tight. The sole is not stiff enough for what's supposed to be a "mountaineery" snowboard boot. They flex the same as any other boot. The heel cleat is pointless as I always use full strap on crampons.

The walk mode is really nice and is the selling point of the boot, but the fit of the boot is terrible. Today I rode hard snow and the toe bang was insanely painful. I can't use them anymore. I couldn't imagine going up a size as the toe to heel profile is the same as all my other boots.

They DO RIDE WELL. I'll give 'em that at least. Back to Fitwells I guess. I might try the burton tourist as I'm a big SLX fan.

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Brooks G.

Brooks G.wrote a review of on September 25, 2017

2 5

These boots are 100% unusable with karakoram bindings. The way K2 makes their boots they have very unusual heels that stick WAY WAY out and the heels suck so far back into the heel cups that there's an insane amount of heel overhang that can't be eliminated with any binding adjustments. I had another buddy have the same problem with these boots. I doubt they're much better with sparks either. It's a design flaw with all K2 boots. I had T1's and they barely fit into burton resort bindings because of the heel. I love the fit of K2 boots but I'm done buying them until they change their design.

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Brooks G.

Brooks G.wrote a review of on March 21, 2017

5 5

This is for the air tech light wide strap on. I've only strapped them onto my boot but they seem awesome. They go on extremely easy and are very secure. I'm replacing my 15+ year old steel, grivel G12 strap on crampons for something lighter. They claim 16 oz but that's WITHOUT the antiballing plates. They're still light at 20.8 oz with the anti balling plates. They fit my Fitwell backcountry snowboarding boot size 10.5/28.5 perfect. I didn't need a longer bar as others have stated. I'm actually one hole from the end too. These should be great for snowboard mountaineering.

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Brooks G.

Brooks G.wrote a review of on March 1, 2017

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 142 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

They have big protruding buttons to hold on the front belt loops (just sew them?!) They sit right where your waist belt of your pack rests digging them straight into your hip bones. Great pants but this HUGE flaw makes them almost unbearable. I've had 100's of days on two pairs of these but no longer can I take having to pull my pants up above my waist belt every 2 minutes during a tour. Stupid, stupid design.

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Brooks G.

Brooks G.wrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

Haven't climbed on them but I can tell they're gonna be great for higher end bouldering. I've been doing V5/V6's in my La Sportiva TC pros, and while that is the greatest shoe ever made, I needed something a little more aggressive for attempting problems V6 and above. I wear a size 10.5 street shoe in everything and I bought both a 10.5 and an 11. The 10.5 was impossibly tight so I' m going with the 11. Definitely size up a half size unless you're a masochist.

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