– One of the new developments this year in skiing is that K2 has gotten into the ski boot game. For four years they have been planning, building and testing and their work has come to fruition with the release of the Spyne, Spyre and Pinnacle boot lines.
K2 developed their boots from the ground up with the idea that most alpine boots come from a racing background, but most skiers are not racers. What they have come up with is a true all mountain boot for everyone.
The Spyne (men’s) and Spyre (women’s) are standard alpine boots, but it turns out there is nothing standard about them. The boots come with fully heat moldable intuition liners ($200 value), and the new powerfuse spyne. The powerfuse spyne is a “Y” shaped design on the back of the boot that maximizes flex efficiency and lateral stiffness this basically gives the boot a ton of responsive performance in all terrain.
The Pinnacle series is a new boot for those looking to get into the side and back country. These boots include the Synchro Interlock, which is a tour mode that allows a ton a flex back and forth. The boot also has the first ever DIN-compatible sole that includes tech fittings. This means that you could go from your standard alpine DIN binding to a touring friendly tech binding without changing your boot or your boot’s soles.
All of these new K2 boots were developed by skier for skiers and are available at Ski Haus today.