K2 B.F.C. W 90

Model Year
2018-19
Category
On-Off Area
Last Width
103
Flex Index
90
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD
The 2018/2019 K2 B.F.C. W 90 was tested in the women's On-Off Area wide category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

Of the 2019 K2 B.F.C. W 90, one tester circled all 5's (the widest) and wrote, Huge! Another circled all 5's and wrote, Big! Big! Big! So this is a wide one, get it? And testers loved it—it was their favorite in the On-Off Area wide group.

The Fit

The fit is so oversized that testers wrote warnings on their test forms that only truly wide, high-volume feet need apply, but they also had no hotspot complaints or shape concerns—it was foot-like in its shape, as best they could tell. The entry and exit is worth mentioning here—as easy as it gets (and pop the walk mode and it gets even easier). One tester claimed she could put it on with no hands and with all the buckles still done up. Flex feel was even and comfortable they said, and they agreed that the calf is comfortable here—even a grown-up cow's worth of leg shaft would be at home, they figured.

Performance

Testers were shocked at how well the B.F.C. W 90 wide load rode—the stiffness was on-target, the stance angles were neutral and enabled athletic movements, the edge power was solid and the quickness was there (if you could fill up the space with foot). Testers got aggro' with the Built For Comfort and found that, apparently, it was built for crushing it too.

Cool Features

The Apres Mode (that's what K2 calls it) walk feature is adopted from the other more serious hikers in the K2 boot line, but if nothing else, K2 knows its target customer. This cuff release mechanism is all about strolling parking lots, tailgating, beers at lunch (maybe breakfast too), and its ease of use and range of motion is fantastic, testers said. GripWalk soles can be purchased to make the strolling even more sublime (if you have an appropriate GripWalk binding). The B.F.C. W 90's Convenience, Warmth & Features score was a perfect 5.0.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
23.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide
Also in this Collection 
B.F.C. W 100, $650; B.F.C. W 90 Heat, $700; B.F.C. W 80, $450
Cantology Compatible 
Total Avg Score 
4.40
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.50
Dynamic Balance 
4.00
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.50
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.00
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
5.00

Kudos

  • “Very large, plush boot--would fit everyone except the skinny foot. Soft in every direction but somehow it got you back to an athletic stance after every turn. If every rental boot fit and skied this well we'd keep more folks in the sport!” -- Liz Elling
  • “Skiers beware! When you put this boot on you're not going to want to take it off! It is literally the most comfortable boot I have ever put on. With that said, you need a whole lot of foot, ankle, cankle, and calf to fill it. As long as you have the foot to fill it, this boot will not hesitate to initiate the turn. Fits like a supportive UGG.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Great, generous fit straight out of the box. I could have skied this boot for a solid few hours without needing any fitting. Toasted marshmallows! So comfy--bring me a delicious, warm cocktail while I wear these please! Easy skiing, great performer on blue square off-piste terrain.” -- Melodie Buell

Caveats

  • “Slowish response time--steering isn't real precise.” -- Melodie Buell

This boot available at...

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