Maysis Wide Snowboard Boot
Delivering versatile performance with a focus on comfort and fit, the Maysis Wide Snowboard Boot is built for long seasons of lapping the park, shredding powder, and seeking out untouched lines. This particular version is wider to accommodate boarders with slightly wider feet comfortably, and has a mid-stiff flex for those seeking to shred the entire resort. The H3 Boa Coiler dial located on the tongue controls the outer shell's tightness, quickly tightening the entire boot with a few clicks, while the Boa Conda dial tightens up the boot's liner, eliminating heel lift.
Seeing as you'll be wearing the Maysis Wide Boot for hours on the mountain, it's hooked up with an Intuition Control Foam 3D foam liner for a supportive, foot-wrapping fit. This heat-moldable liner is a bit softer than what you'd find in K2's top-end freeride boots, yet it's designed to resist packing out throughout the season. This means you'll reap the benefits of a smooth-flexing boot that's ideal for riding everything on the mountain, yet doesn't become a sloppy noodle after long days of riding. An insanely grippy, lightweight Vibram outsole delivers confident traction over slick, icy terrain.
- Versatile, supportive boot for riding everything on the mountain
- Mid-stiff flex offers support and response when riding hard
- Boa Coiler locks down fit with the twist of a dial
- Wider version to fit riders with wider fit
- Endo 2.0 construction resists breakdown over the season
- Articulating cuff upper allows natural flex and comfort
- Intuition Control 3D Foam liner for a foot-wrapping fit
- Vibram Pro Light sole for aggressive traction over icy snow
- Q & A
I tried 3 different boots...
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I need a new set of boots, and I was excited to see multiple brands with sizes explicitly for wide feet. I ordered a pair of these K2's, a comparably priced pair of Salomon's, and the Burton Photons (about $80 more than the other two). And tonight I tried them all on for a while.
TLDR; I'm going with the Burton's.
Wearing them around the house for a while, these boots (the K2's) were comfortable. Quality looks pretty good, and I liked the "fur" lining.
But a few things made me pass on these...
First, the sole is considerably "flatter" than the other boots. Both the Burtons and Salomons have a pretty aggressive tread, but these don't. I could picture myself struggling to hike in these, or even slipping around the base area.
But the bigger "con" for these, in my mind, is the lacing design. There are two boa "controls" on these. One controls a rigid plastic cuff between the inner and outer boot that goes over top of your ankle and pulls your heel down. At first, I thought this was pretty cool... an easy way to adjust heal lift on the mountain due to the externally mounted boa knob. The downside though is that there are no laces on the inner boot itself. So, where you have 3 controls/adjustments on the other boots (inner boot laces, outer/upper boa, outer/lower boa), you only have two here (single outer boot boa, and inner boot heal lift boa). My current boots have the 2 outer boot boas (and the inner boot laces) and I like to be able to tweak the upper and lower outer boot independently. When I need more "flex" or movement, I loosen the top half up a bit, but my foot stays in place...
Anyway, while these appear to be decent quality, the lesser adjustability (and the slippery soles) made me pass on these.
In the pic you can see the fur (comfy!), the heel lift "cuff", and the sole of these boots and the Burtons.