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Iconic freestyle domination

The K2 Darko Snowboard boot is the flagship of our Freestyle boot line. This year marks the second year in a row that it undergoes significant weight reduction. This time by taking advantage of no sew construction techniques, this is the lightest Darko yet. Boa®Conda® and Intuition technologies round out the heavy hitter list of reasons to come to the Darko side.

  • Perfect Package
    • $479.95
    • $199.95
  • Technology
    • PATENTED LINER FIT PERFECTION

      The patented K2 CONDA System allows you to tighten, loosen or adjust your liner on-the-fly – from outside of the boot! The first time you try this, you’ll wonder how you ever rode without it.
      How it works: Whether attached to a Boa® reel or part of our K2 Conda™ system, the CONDA minimized harness is securely built into the shell of the boot and tightens around the liner to lock your foot in position. Focus is on the superior ankle support and heel hold. The harness lace is threaded through a floating tongue lace guide, allowing riders to customize fit for maximum comfort.

    • VIBRATION FORCE FIELD

      K2’s proprietary vibration dampening system is built into all three of our hardgoods categories. HARSHMELLOW™ is a magical compound that maximizes FUN by decreasing negative vibes, leg burn and rough landings. Positioned in the insert area in our top end boards to stop vibrations before they enter your bindings.

  • Reviews
    • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

      by PowerReviews
      K2 SnowboardsDarko
       
      4.6

      (based on 13 reviews)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Comfortable (12)
      • Warm (11)
      • Adjustability (8)
      • Easy lacing system (8)
      • Good traction (8)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Park (11)
        • All mountain (10)
        • Freeriding (8)
        • Tricks (8)
        • Powder (6)
          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small

             

            Feels half size too small

             

            Feels true to size

             

            92% 

            (12 reviews)

            Feels half size too big

             

            Feels full size too big

             
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow

             

            Feels true to width

             

            100% 

            (13 reviews)

            Feels too wide

             
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Advanced (4), Intermediate (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (10)

        Reviewed by 13 customers

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        4.0

        K2 almost perfect

        By J

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Looks Great
        • Warm

        Cons

        • Difficult Lacing System
        • Lacks Adjustability

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Downhill
        • Freeriding
        • Park
        • Tricks

        Comments about K2 Snowboards Darko:

        I used this boot for 3 straight days without heat molding. They are comfortable with a wide toe box and adequate space for a high instep. However on the second day, I was getting blisters on my right foot. I went to shop to change out the footbed. The shop rep said blisters were probably developed from a loose boot. I complained that the eyelets at the ankle area were hard to tighten due to the deep positioning within the boot. He agreed that it was a poorly designed lacing system. Another flaw is the construction of the outer liner rubs on the boa conda wire causing it to fray. This is superficial but after only 3 days of riding, it could cause future problems. I also would hope that K2 runs the boa conda cable on the lateral aspects of the conda system instead of on top of the instep. This would relieve some ankle strap pressure points.

        Okay, more on the positve side. The liner is great with the velcro and the positioning of the asymetrical cuffs. Wide toe box. Nice built in J-bars. Feet felt warm and cozy. Socks stay dry not like my prior boots. Good flex, not too stiff and not too soft. Overall, great boot... and I hope K2 reads this review to improve it even more.

        I tried a large selection of boots in multiple stores, and feel that this was the best offering.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Now this WORKS!!

        By tinjus

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Adjustability
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Lacing System
        • Excellent Boots
        • Heel Hold
        • Looks Great
        • Quality Construction
        • Ride All Day
        • Tight
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Downhill
          • Freeriding
          • Midwest
          • Mini Shred
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Snowboards Darko:

          ENJOYERS MOVEMENT
          Thanks K2, these are flippin great. The boa liner is the best idea in snowboarding for me right now. No re-tying, solid comfort all day. The outer material is nice and the laces are prime. Velcro tongue is also a key feature. GET THESE!
          IG: _tinjus
          VINE: tinjus
          Twitter: _juice10
          Rep: AJ Nichols
          Shop: Boyne Country Sports - Bloomfield, MI

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Foot friendly performance

          By Rügen- Floh

          from Oberstdorf, German Alpes, Europe

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Adjustability
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Lacing System
          • Good Traction
          • Quality Construction
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about K2 Snowboards Darko:

              No pain when the Darko is new. Simple and effective to adjust to your skills and wills. Clear functions. Perfect fit by Boa and Lacing system. Nice boot conception by longtime development.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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