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K2 Maysis 2019 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The K2 Maysis doesn’t have much when it comes to adjustability but it really shines when it comes to locking that ankle in. It’s also very comfortable, very well made and super easy to get on/off.
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Size Tried: 9 (2019 Model) and 8.5 (2018 model)
Riders: James, Jimbo, Mary
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Superpro, Union Strata,
Boards: OZ Custom Woody, Lib Tech Box Knife, K2 Manifest
James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size: 9 US
Foot Width: D bordering on E
Arch Length: Right 9.5 and Left 9
Calves (Top of the boot): 17”
Calves (Bottom of the boot): 12”
Sizing: The K2 Maysis runs about 1/2 size large on the US Brannock Scale so the 8.5 boots fit me perfect and the 9’s felt too big.
Fit: These have an interesting fit. They are nice and snug around the back of the foot/heel but then widen out a bit as you move towards the middle of the foot which makes these boots fit most mid-width feet as well as those who have narrow feet.
Comfort: These are super comfortable and I really felt they were an almost perfect fit day one. These were not demoed boots but came brand new to me so the comfort factor is high.
Flex: Nice middle ground flex that works with a wide variety of boards/bindings.
Flex Retention: K2 has what they call endo construction where there is this rubber type of support in the shell that seems to do a good job with flex retention. I haven’t personally ridden a pair for the season but the demo 8.5’s I tried had lot’s of days on them and still had a very similar flex to the brand new boots I tried. They weren’t the same but were really good for the use they had. The K2 Maysis also seems well built so with good care they should hold up well.
Footprint: As you can see in the pic below the 8.5 Maysis is longer than my 8.5 Adidas Tactical ADV’s from heel to toe but they aren’t as long as they used to be. Also, these Tactical ADV’s, in this size are about as small as boots get footprint wise. I had to adjust my toe straps to make these fit my bindings but I have seen a lot bigger. You also often trade warmth for reduced footprint so if warmth is important to you and you have the right width board for your boot side then these might be a good call.
Turn Initiation: It has nice smooth middle ground turn initiation that can power most boards. Even brand new it works well and it doesn’t overpower your turns or make the ride twitchy.
Shock Absorption: Nothing amazing but nothing bad either.
Heel Hold: This is why so many people love this boot because it’s all about wrapping that ankle up and keeping it in one place.
Adjustability: There is almost no adjustability with the Maysis. The double BOA has one for the inside around the ankle and the other for the entire shell. That makes this BOA boot pretty poor if you like upper and lower separation but excellent if you prefer heel hold over all else.
Traction: Great traction and the K2 Maysis rubber holds well.
On & Off Ease: Sooo easy to get on and off. It’s just two pulls on the Boa’s and you are out of it. Getting it on takes a bit of twisting but it’s pretty quick and easy without strings everywhere. The convenience is really nice.
So if you can live with the lack of adjustability the K2 Maysis offers up a super comfortable super locked in a boot that’s super easy to get on and off.
K2 Maysis Past Reviews
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.
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K2 Maysis User Reviews
Too Stiff, Too Loose, Too Painful
4 years in and I've hated them since day 2.
They're super stiff but they pack down and the shin segment can never get tight enough to prevent feeling like I'm rattling around up there.
I crank the outer BOA, but then my lower foot just gets crushed. I've basically given up on the inner ankle-strap boa because my foot's already getting crushed anyway.
I suppose if you have really large calves and have an obsession with heel lift they could work for you.
Oh, and they're neither warm nor particularly waterproof. Feet are cold and liners are always soaked at the end of the day.
(Caveat that I got these after ~12 years off and my previous boots were super squishy Vans Jamie Lynn from the late 90s)
5 days in and good so far
I got this in last years model for a lot less money, it's the same I think as a 2020/2021 just a different color maybe. I wear an 11 running shoe and most everything else and I got these in 11 so the size seemed to run correct for me. The stock insoles like most boots and running shoes are just ok, so I got $40 ones with better arch support and cushion and they help my old man knees take a little less of a blow. My Union Force bindings are decent on shock absorption so the combo is good. (The Salomon Dialogue was my next choice and is the one stock insole I noticed that was comfy and squishy but these K2 boots were a great price so I couldn't resist.)
These boots are like the review says, easy on and off, comfortable, warm. My first BOA's so I'm nervous about breakage as I see what comes in the shop sometimes but a lot of boots have them now so hopefully no problems, so far no issues on mine but only 5 days so far.
I ride my front foot a little looser on the top/shin compared to my back foot, with the heel hold still a bit snugger and I don't have any issues with adjustability so far as the review suggests. I'm carving a Korua Dart 156 in these things (my size 11's won't be an issue on a board 269mm waist width) but the support is great. One problem, the outside BOA (heel hold/lower tightener) was popped out by catching on the highback on my front foot...and I didn't realize it for a while, it still supported well on a Korua carver day. I think I am going to cut a small slice on my highback out of the way. It may be my weird old school Regular +30/+21 stance and setting the front foot highback angled to be more parallel to the board bringing it around my calf towards the upper BOA knob and that's not really the boot's fault. All in all so far these boots are sweet.
Heal falls off and they leak
Boots are comfortable enough however after 9 days heal started lifting off the back on right boot. I glued and after another 10 more ride days the other boot heal started lifting and leaking. I sent in for warranty and they re-glued :( $450 dollar boots.....I could have done that....these boots are faulty, will never buy this brand again. Think Ride own them or distribute them in Australia. Don't waste your $$
I had High Hopes when I bought these boots since they were performance boots and made for an expert level.
However, after riding them for approximately 15 days there was pinch points in the boots, a severe heel lift in it, as well as the spacing between the toes was massive so they created a lot of cold spots. These boots fit HUGE and I had to downsize to a 10 from a boot size normally of 11.
After riding him for about eight days I tried to convince myself that I love these boots at the price point. However I was very disappointed. I would not recommend These Boots, if you are high performance snowboarder.
I switch to Burton boots which were significantly better.
I would spend my money elsewhere at this price point and I have owned a number of snowboard boots in the past and this one definitely had the worst heel lifts I've ever had despite it apparently fitting properly from where I bought them.
Uncomfortable and they leak moisture
After about 12 rides, I am not happy with the fit. Only way to avoid cramping my foot is to leave the bindings too loose. I have tried all the combinations of internal and external boa adjustments. Lately I have noticed my boots smell and I have discovered that the boots leak somehow into the bottom of the footbed. So even when they seem dry on the inside, there is moisture under the insert which is getting moldy. I have a slightly wide foot so that might be part of the fit problem for these boots. Overall I don't recommend them.
Best boots for me since my Vans Andreas Wiig 2009. After those i tried newer Vans and Nike Air Force One boots and they were total rubbish compared to these. The Maysis are fairly comfortable but mostly have great heel hold while i can leave the outer boa a bit looser to allow some leg movement. Relatively large footprint but don't see that as a problem. You'll never get cold feet in these boots! I've ridden these on Slash ATV, Straight and Jones UMT boards with burton mission and union fc bindings.
Ugg boots are better
The WORST....Flimsy dont waste your money and time
I read about this boot as being a very good one. I bought this years model 2018, and after riding the very first day, my ankles took alot of beating and smashing. The pain is terrible from that new BOA CONDA system they use, Its CLEARLY HAS NOT BEEN TESTED ENOUGHT!
After 2-3 days of riding now and then the boots, changing with Nitro TLS, I noticed that the boot literaly started cracking and breaking down, in the front part from the Katana bindings ...what a joke...what a waste of time and money!
SHAME K2 !
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This is my second pair of Maysis, the first I was very happy with. Just like a previous reviewer, 2 quarter size holes were eaten through my boot on the back side where it comes in contact with my Burton Cartel bindings. This did not happen to my previous pair of Maysis before this or any other boots I have ridden in these bindings. It happened only after 5 times out. This is NOT normal wear and tear, it is a product defect. I have been boarding almost 30 years and never seen anything like this. Even my Sorrells when I first started boarding held up better than this. The sucky thing is that K2 won't own up to it and you will be stuck with the price tag. They lost my business...you have been warned, hope that helps.
Broke these in in Ohio(very short runs) with no issues initially. Took them out to New York for some longer runs and noticed my socks would bunch up under my foot every 3-4 runs. Had to remove and readjust multiple times throughout the day. Just got back from a 3 day run at Jay Peak in Vermont(much longer runs) and I was having extreme pain on the front of my ankle on the left and right of my feet. I'm interested in the other comments about relacing the boa system, but I can't find any instructions online on how to do this.Was planning on abandoning these boots, but I suppose the relacing would be worth a try. Any help on how to do this would be much appreciated.