The Curated Take
I'm really impressed by the feel of this boot for charging both on resort and in the BC. They feel as reliable as stiffer boots that I've had in the past, but as someone who spends time in the park, they have the softer feel that K2 advertises for the FL3X series.
I've also been impressed by how comfortable the stock Intuition liner is. With a simple liner mold, I was able to get a really solid fit that hasn't packed out or lost its form.
The walk mode of this boot isn't quick to enable, but it works shockingly well. With the tongues removed, I feel like I have a similar range of motion to some of the touring-specific boots I've owned. The buckles allow for a stiff boot for downhill and a flexible cuff for hiking.
In terms of downsides, I can see how these might be a bit much for a more backcountry-focused skier. I use a different boot for larger objectives in the backcountry, and I think the weight of these would slow me down. Also, the cables for the lower buckles sit in a spot that gets smashed around by ski edges in moguls. The cables haven't shown any signs of breaking yet, but I can see this being a durability issue in the near future.
I'm excited to continue pushing these both on resort and in the backcountry. This is a perfect boot for my style, which mixes touring, backcountry jumps, fast resort charging, and park.
- Super solid construction for a stiff feel
- Comfortable and durable Intuition liner
- Surprisingly functional walk-mode for a hybrid boot
- A bit finicky for short backcountry lapping
- Interesting placement of buckle cables that allow for fraying
The K2 Diverge SC Ski Boots are the perfect choice for skiers who demand high performance and versatility. These boots are designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding skiers, with features that make them ideal for backcountry kickers, sled rides, and technical lines. The Intuition Pro Tour Wrap ensures a comfortable fit, while the removable 120 Flex Tongue allows you to customize your level of support. The lightweight Diverge Tour 3-Piece Shell provides excellent durability and protection against harsh conditions.
- Intuition Pro Tour Wrap ensures a comfortable fit
- Removable 120 Flex Tongue allows for customization of support.
- Lightweight Diverge Tour 3-Piece Shell provides excellent durability.
- Ideal for backcountry kickers, sled rides, and technical lines.
- High-performance design meets the demands of even the most demanding skiers.