K2 has been one of the top brands for skis and ski boots for several decades. Primarily as they aim to better their products and meet the needs of the community. With the start of the 22/23 season, K2 is launching the new FL3X line. The new boots of K2 FL3X are designed for freestyle-oriented riders, who want to have a boot supporting their actions. We from Blue Tomato think this is a great new brand after Full Tilt left the market in Spring 2022. Below you’ll find all the important information about K2 FL3X and the specific models.
Three-piece shell construction
The K2 FL3X line is built around its 3-piece shell construction of the outer boot. This provides you with the right mix of flex and support, but still prevents the deformation of the shell. The result is a lightweight ski boot that is perfectely adapted to your freestyle needs and on top of that is easy to put on and take off.
Key features of the liner
To improve the fit of the boot and ensure maximum control the K2 FL3X boot comes with a liner made from intuition cellular foam and features a J-Bar (an additional piece of foam that significantly improves the hold of your ankles in the shoe). Furthermore, it includes a Power Wrap liner that provides better power transmission and additional stability and comfort.
Options for Customization
The K2 FL3X line offers all normal varieties of customization. The full boot shell and the liner are heatable and can be adjusted to the individual foot.
You also have the option to further upgrade and personalise your boot. For example, by changing the tongue you can adjust to a softer tongue for park sessions and a harder one for shredding powder.
The K2 FL3X line is for the rider with a strong freestyle mentality. The boots have been designed with a forgiving yet controlled feel when shredding in the park or backcountry. Go directly to the K2 FL3X brand page to explore the selection further, or stay to read more about the individual models below.
K2 FL3X 22/23 models
The 22/23 K2 FL3X collection offers a total of three different models. All boots described here are available for both men and women.
K2 FL3X Revolver
Within the Revolver series, you will find some of the narrowest boots in the line. However with these you will be well-positioned everwhere on the mountain, especially within the park. If you previously rode the FT Classic or FT Drop Kick, the Revolver and Revolver Pro are the right choice for you. The Revolver Team / Team W and the Revolver TBL are the counterparts to the FT First Chair and the FT Tom Wallisch Pro. Find below the boots, and explore which fit would be best for you.
K2 FL3X Method
Method is also a park boot, as it focuses highly on comfort. The series include Method Pro and the classic Method. The construction of those shoes are based on the old FT Descendant series.
K2 FL3X Diverge
For the backcountry skiier on mountain adventures, the Diverge is a good option. This model comes with an option for Touring, but is also fitting for freeriding. This model is especially interesting for those who have previously worn the FT Ascendant or Sammy Carlson Pro.
K2 FL3X Pro Models
Together with Tom Wallisch, Sammy Carlson, Taylor Lundquist, Philip Casabon and Blue Tomato team rider Henrik Harlaut, K2 FL3X has developed a range of 5 boots to fit your freestyle needs.