The K2 Maysis Boot is a great all mountain do anything boot that is very supportive and comfortable. The Maysis is well priced, well made and good for someone who likes a good ballance between comfort and response.
Flex: The flex is medium stiff and feels pretty all mountainish.
Comfort: The liner is very cush and because of that it’s known to pack out a bit so you might want to size down 1/2 size.
Heel Hold: You are locked in with the Maysis because the Double BOA is for the inside and outside of the boot instead of upper and lower.
Adjustability: The bad part about K2 Maysis Double BOA system is it doesn’t adjust the upper and lower boots. There is one BOA is for the inside liner and the other is for the outside. We’d rather see upper and lower BOA’s but many people love this design and prefer an ultra locked in heel than separate upper/lower adjustablity.
Flex Retention: It has some minor articulation in the ankle to preserve the flex but it still doesn’t compete with an articulating cuff. It also doesn’t have “Endo” tech but it still holds it’s flex rather well for this price point and it can get through 100 days no problem.
Response: The response with the Maysis is very good and it can handle just about any board out there when it comes to turn initiation.
Traction: It’s not their higher end vibram sole but it does a good job from peak to icy parking lot.
Shock Absorption: Nice shock absorption that is in between ultra cushy and skate shoe in terms of feel. With a good binding you will be shielded from a lot of shock.
The K2 Maysis has a big following, the construction is very solid and will last a long time. If you want the easiest boots to get in and don’t care much about upper and lower adjustability or a reduced footprint then give the Maysis a try.