|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Lacing Type||Double BOA|
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K2 Contour 2016 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The K2 Contour is a good all mountain boot that is very supportive and comfortable. The Contour is well priced, well made and good for someone who likes the balance of comfort and response. The liner is very cush and It has some articulation in the ankle to create some rejuvenating flex but it still doesn’t compete with an articulating cuff. The weirdest part about K2 Double BOA boots is they don’t adjust the upper and lower boots. One BOA is for the inside liner and the other is for the outer. To most of us just doesn’t make much sense but many people love this design because it really locks in the ankle. Our one worry is when you have a BOA boot and it starts to soften up and pack out sometimes the outer layer of the boot allows the steel coils to create pressure points and hurt your feet. We worry that a liner will pack out easier than the shell and cause discomfort over time but we usually don’t have a boot long enough to say for sure. If you want the easiest boot to get in, like to adjust your liner on the fly, and don’t care much about upper and lower adjustability then give the Maysis a try. Despite our gripe about the BOA system it’s a great boot in terms of performance.
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K2 Contour User Reviews
Love This boot!
Ive ridden these for a full season. At the time I bought them I was deciding between these and the Ride Hera Boa. Both were comfy in store but I chose K2 due to the price point (sale). I am happy I bought them
I am difficult to fit, next to nothing of an achilles and a medium thick leg. I need my boots to really grab my heel. In the past I have had Salomon and Nike which were not a great match and had to be doctored to feel good.
These boots have room in the toes, so if you have a toe section these will be a good fit. but do have that grab in the heel, I feel in control riding in these boots. The boa system is a bit strange but it works if you set up the sling that is betwen the liner and outer which essentially is where you would want the tighness over your ankle. Initially i had a little pressure where the boa crosses over the arch, but it went away after a couple of rides.
There is a lot of fluffy in these boots which have packed out comfortably, buy them fitted snug, a size below your regular shoe size.
Make sure you try them on with your bindings to get the most out of them/make sure they are compatible.
Overall they are a great boot, Ill be getting them again in the future. Hope this helps!