The 2019/2020 K2 B.F.C. 120 was tested in the men's All-Mountain Walk wide category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
Testers love the massive amount of hangar space in the 2020 B.F.C. 120, calling it absolutely, positively, without question, hands down a whole lotta room! In fact, it has the roomiest scores of the entire test for instep height, navicular, ankle pockets and calf—and third roomiest of the bunch in the toebox and forefoot. So yeah, large feet and legs belong here! Testers continue to applaud how well it skis—much better than they’d expected for something so big and luxurious. And with a sweet apres mode!
One tester summed up the B.F.C.'s overall fit this way: Soooo huge! However, he went on to say that the fit seemed congruent and well-shaped for the thickest of feet and legs (a sentiment echoed by other testers as well). And then he then pondered whether there are actually feet this big. We know there are, and we know that some folks simply don't like tight fitting footwear of any sort—and as such, this boot will appeal to fans of Uggs, Crocs and flip-flops.
The stance is upright for those with average calf volume—a larger calf will push the lower leg more forward and be just right, our testers guessed. The 120 flex is a bit overstated, testers reported, and they wondered if it would be enough support for the XXXL dude attached to such a foot. However, those who had tested the 90-flex two tests prior said this was still a big improvement, performance-wise. Generally, testers all agreed that the B.F.C. 120 was strong enough and quick enough for just about any decent skier with as balanced a lateral stance as one could want. Performance scores exceeded testers' expectations on this one.
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. 120's Convenience, Warmth & Features score was a perfect 5.0.
“Cavernous! I can hear my echo in here! You can fit a lot of skier in these! Kind of a chunky fit but then again, it's built for chunky—and I mean this in a very good way! Its power and energy was a surprise for me--performance mukluks!” -- Marc Stewart
“Massivemo! A hike mode on a boat--supermassivemo! For the huge of hoof, the fit is just fine. Edge power and quickness is right-on for the target, and convenience and warmth are epic (as are the proportions).” -- Mark Elling
“Big everywhere: large foot and a high volume calf fit. Super roomy--big footers will love it. It's a warm couch wrapped around my foot, with a down blanket! Easy rider—has great feel for the snow and steering is surprisingly predictable. You've probably figured out the walk mode is for walking around, not ski touring--duh.” -- Kevin Gabriel