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K2 Mindbender 120 BOA Ski Boots · 2024 · 25.5


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Best for advanced skiers with hard-to-fit feet seeking versatility and customization.

Great for
  • ResponsivenessResponsive alpine boot design.
  • VersatilityPerfect for freeride skiers, one boot to do it all.
Good for
  • Claimed stiffness accuracyHigh-performance boot for advanced skiers.
  • Heel holdEasily adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • WeightWeight-conscious touring construction.
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The Mindbender 120 BOA® boot pairs a weight-conscious touring construction with the high performance responsiveness of a traditional alpine boot. Outfitted with the all-new BOA® Fit System, a fully heat-moldable Powerlite Shell, MultiFit Last and Powerlock Spyne boasting 50° range of motion. The Mindbender 120 BOA's are perfect for the freeride skier looking for one boot to do it all. The Mindbender 120 BOA® is hard to beat.

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4.98 average rating

Age GroupAdult
Model year2024
Ski boot typeAlpine touring
Walk/tour mode (Y/N)Yes
Skill levelAdvanced, Expert
Flex index120
Forefoot width (mm)97
Liner typeSemi-custom
Liner descriptionPrecisionfit Pro Tour
Number of buckles2
Shell materials & designThermoplastic Urethane
Type of buckles2 Light Alloy Top Buckles, Boa® Fit System Lower Closure
Boot sole typeGripWalk, Tech

Leo Cocchiara tested this product
There's so much to like about the K2 Mindbender 120 BOA. The most obvious is that the BOA dial gives the ability to transition between a more comfortable midfoot fit which is amazing for when you're touring. Transitions back to the "ripping it" fit are quick and easy. No more messing with micro-adjustments. On top of that huge upgrade, you... Read more
Ideal for
  • Unbeatable dialed in fit in the midfoot making transitions through out the day a breeze
  • Great range of motion in the ankle with walk mode
  • High performance for both on and off resort
Not ideal for
  • The thinner hybrid liner did make the boot feel looser in the heel than it's non-touring counterpart, the Recon
  • Comes off a little softer than the 120 flex resort version
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Leo Cocchiara
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The Mindbender BOA 120 is a great boot for people who want a boot that can do well in both the resort and the backcountry. The 120 flex is a great in-between for aggressive riders who want a little bit more flex to be playful. The BOA system is extremely comfortable and easy to use, accommodating a large amount of... Read more
Ideal for
  • Extremely comfortable without sacrificing performance
  • Touring/resort hybrid
  • Accommodates large amount of foot widths
Not ideal for
  • Heavier for a touring boot
  • Flex of 120 is not suitable for beginners
  • Not the best at touring when compared to touring specific boots
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Ryan Z owns this product
I have had the Mindbender 120 in the past, and this new version takes everything that was great before and makes it better. As with every K2 boot, the fit directly out of the box is amazing. Super comfortable and ready to go. The walk feature is something that I think is great to have, regardless of whether you plan... Read more
Ideal for
  • Very Light
  • Boa is easy to use and great for adjustments on the fly
  • Great for someone with slightly wider feet
Not ideal for
  • Might be too wide for some
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Look cool!

Originally posted at on Feb 2, 2024
K2 definitely has some of the “cooler” looking boots in the game, however myself and a few friends had the same issue with the boot plastic cracking near the toe. Warranty was no problem, but I won’t be buying k2 boots for a few more years when they fix this recurring issue. Great boots otherwise, loved em for every day I had them (about 50 days riding). Boa system is super comfortable and had no issues for me.
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The boa is amazing

Originally posted at on Jan 29, 2024
Just picked these boots up after coming off 12 year old Dalbello viper 12s. They were good boots but these are amazing. No more foot tightness issues and they are so much easier to get into. The boa allows for infinite adjustment and they fit great right out of the box after heat molding at my local shop. No new boot blues on the first day. I would recommend these to anyone
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