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K2 Mindbender 120 LV Ski Boots · 2023 · 25.5


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Adam M, Ski Expert
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Best for skiers seeking a versatile, all-in-one boot for resort and backcountry skiing.

Great for
  • Claimed stiffness accuracyStiff enough to command skis, not too stiff over bumps.
  • ResponsivenessDescribed as a super explosive boot.
  • VersatilityExcellent for both resort and backcountry skiing.
Good for
  • DurabilityLiners ripped but were quickly replaced under warranty.
Avoid for
  • WeightNoted as being on the heavier side.
  • Walk modeSnow can get caught in the walk mode clips.
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The K2 Mindbender 120 LV boot is a great option for hard-charging skiers looking for a boot that is home in and out of the resort. LV stands for Low Volume, so these boots are built for feet that are on the narrow side, or for skiers who really like a "Performance Fit." Soles are equipped with "GripWalk" and the cuff can be unlocked for hiking/touring/walking, which allows for cruising the lodge without looking like a zombie. Like most boots, the Mindbenders are equipped with heat-moldable liners, but K2 has taken the next step by making the shell heat-moldable as well to create the perfect fit. 120 Flex is on the high end of the stiff spectrum, so they are plenty stiff enough for strong skiers, big skis, and aggressive lines.

Key Features:

  • Binding Compatibility - The boots are compatible with ISO GripWalk bindings, as well as backcountry Tech bindings.
  • Ski/Hike Mode - This added feature gives ankles the freedom of 50 degrees of fore/aft movement for walking and skinning.
  • Cam-Locking Power Strap - This high-cuff strap works like a fifth buckle for added support and performance.
  • 120 Flex Index - This boot is stiff enough to ski hard and fast over any kind of terrain.
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4.98 average rating

Age GroupAdult
Model year2023
Ski boot typeAlpine touring
Walk/tour mode (Y/N)Yes
Skill levelAdvanced, Expert
Flex index120
Forefoot width (mm)98
Liner typeCustom
Liner descriptionPrecisionfit Pro Tour Liner
Number of buckles4
Shell materials & designPowerlite Shell, Fastfit Instep, Fully Heat-Moldable, TPU Cuff
Type of bucklesMicro Adjustable Light Alloy
Boot sole typeGripWalk

Adam M owns this product
Out of the box, this boot was super comfortable. It was snug all around my foot, as a good boot should be, but there were no hot spots on the ankle bones or toe box or on the top of my arch. They ski super well, again keeping my foot snug in place while still being a boot... Read more
Ideal for
  • Out of the box one of the most comfortable ski boots
  • A nice option mostly for skiing in bounds, but want to get out a few days in the backcountry
  • K2 does a great job making their boots look super cool
Not ideal for
  • This Model year is known to have issues with the walk mode lever breaking
  • Because they are an AT (alpine touring) boot, they are more flexible than a regular 120
  • They can pack out relatively quick, depending on style of skiing
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Adam M
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Nick Orford owns this product
This product is great for someone who loves skiing, in the resort and in the backcountry, but doesn't have enough space or doesn't wanna spend the money for 2 setups. The boot liner did tear after a few uses, however K2's warranty department was wonderful and there were new liners sitting on my front porch less than a week later!... Read more
Ideal for
  • An "All in one" boot, ripping the resort, then getting off into the backcountry the following day.
  • Someone who wants a strong boot, but a controllable one as well
  • Super Explosive boot, ready for any terrain it's put on
Not ideal for
  • Snow can get caught in the walk mode clips.
  • The liners can rip
  • NOT a pure ski touring boot, on the heavier side.
Reviewed by:
Nick Orford
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What was your favorite moment with this gear?My First day on snow with these boots I was able to ski the whole day without any pain. ...read more
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What is the value for the money versus other options?I think this boot offers a ton of value for the price. You can basically get two boots in...read more
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What do you love about this product?I love these boot because right out of the box they were super comfortable. All boots need to be...read more
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Why did you choose this product?I chose the Mindbenders because I had heard a ton of great things about them so when I was boot...read more
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Originally posted at k2snow.com on Jan 5, 2024
My son (22yo) found these boots after trying on every boot at the sloops ski shops. He is a difficult fit since a broken ankle a few years ago. We ordered directly from K2Snow. He is comfortable, and they feel great. The walking feature is a plus also.
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Really nice boots

Posted on Dec 31, 2023
Walk mode is good
ZacharyLocation: Granby, CO
I would recommend to a friend
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