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Old 12-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default K2 Darko Sizing Help

I bought some Burton Ruler size 14 online but I am going to return them. I knew nothing about mondo sizing before I bought them and I am a 29.5cm, which is about an 11.5.

I went to my local shop and they didn't have much in stock but he put me in a size 12 boot from K2. It was a beginner soft boot and my toes were pressing hard on the end of them. He was absolutely convinced I was in the right size and from reading online this is how they should feel since the liner will pack out after a few rides.

I thought my Burton Rulers felt good but I guess when they pack out I will be moving all around in them. I am thinking I would like to return them and pick up the K2 Darko. I think the Hashtag is just to soft for me (I'm also 240 so soft becomes super soft!).

So here is my question. He doesn't have any K2 Darko size 12 in sock but I want to know how does the K2 line compare size wise? Is it all fairly consistent? I want to order a K2 Darko in 12 but am unsure if it will fit well.

On a different topic, I wish I could just keep my rulers. But they are already somewhat tight on the top of my foot and I don't know what would happen if I downsized to a 12. I wish I could try a 12 and 13 on...
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where to start...

I had a pair of k2 darko. Quality boots, though I ended up with some stiffer thraxis for this season. I would call the darko medium, but as with boards, depends on your weight. For me at 200 lbs, they were softer than I like.

As to size, I can tell you that k2 fits tighter on the heel and looser on the forefoot then burton. I have a slightly wide foot, and the k2 works well for me. I do use aftermarket insoles because I have a high arch, but that would be needed for any brand really.

If your toes are smashed into the front of the boot, they are top small. I wear a 10.5 street shoe. 10 hockey skate, depends on brand. Bought my first k2 boots size 10, expected them to pack out...they didn't. I ended up wearing very thin socks, which did help, but never was quite right. Went from 10 to 10.5 and wow!

Keep in mind that k2 has the inner liner boa, which lets you dial in the heel clamp and fit VERY well. I would recommend that you get a pair that allows your toes to just barely touch the end once your all laced up. If there's toe smashing going on after lacing, they are too small.
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