DarkoDarko Snowboards

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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.
Darko BROWN Snowboards
BROWN
Darko BLACK Snowboards
BLACK
Darko BLUE Snowboards
BLUE

Featured Tech

Boa Conda Boots Technology Harshmellow Boards Boots Technology Intuition Boots Technology

Construction Features

LACING SYSTEM:

Lace Up

LINER LACING:

Boa® Conda™ Liner

LINER:

Intuition™ Control Foam 3D

OUTSOLE:

Grip Lite Phylon with Rubber Pods and Harshmellow™

FOOTBED:

3D Formed EVA with Harshmellow™

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Boa Conda Boots 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.

Boa Conda Boots Technology

Harshmellow Boards Boots Technology

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.

Harshmellow Boards Boots Technology

Intuition Boots Technology

Intuition Boots Technology
Darko Boots Size Chart

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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K2 SnowboardingDarko
 
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)

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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 Snowboarding 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 Snowboarding 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 Snowboarding 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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          5.0

          Awesome Boot

          By bergerberger

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Boa
          • Colorway
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Lacing System
          • Flex
          • Good for park
          • Good price
          • Good Traction
          • Looks Great

          Cons

          • Color on laces bleeds
          • Some stitching rips nbd

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

          This is a great boot. I originally had a DC Scout Boa boot but sadly i grew out of it. I loved the Boa system so the guy at the shop recommended this. I use this for all mountain riding but lately I've been in the park a lot and it is great for that. The only problem I have with this is that the blue on the laces bled onto the yellow and it stained it. It doesn't really matter but yea.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best boot, period.

          By Baz

          from Hamilton, ON

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Adjustability
          • Good Traction
          • Quality Construction
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding
            • Park
            • Powder
            • Speed
            • Tricks

            Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

            I work in a ski and snowboard shop and see a lot of product go through the store. To date, I have heard many good things and not one complaint about the Darko boot.
            I decided to buy this boot because so many people had so much good to say about it. I was not disappointed. After spending only one season snowboarding and the past five years skiing, I wasn't sure what to expect.
            The Darko is comfortable, fits true to size and the boa on the inside is able to keep my heel secure in the boot. Don't worry if your big toe makes contact with the front of the lining. Heating the lining will make sure your foot stays secure without letting cold air in.
            It is said that if something is done right, you won't notice it at all. I was able to pick up where I left off and work on my form without ever having to worry about my feet in the boot.
            This is a quality product, worth more than what you end up paying for.

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

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            5.0

            New boots = new level!

            By Shredder

            from Winterpark co

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Adjustability
            • Comfortable
            • Easy Lacing System
            • Looks Great
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Downhill
              • Freeriding
              • Half Pipe
              • Park
              • Powder
              • Speed
              • Tricks

              Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

              These boots felt great right out of the box! I always do plenty of research before I buy a product and all the reviews and testimonies were great. The best part of these boots is the inner boa®. It locks your heel into the back of the boot eleminating slippage while distributing pressure evenly. I wasn't able to heat mold the liner but I am sure when I do, it will feel even better!

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

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              4.0

              Very comfortable mid-flex boot

              By Jez

              from Ottawa, Canada

              About Me Anytime

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain
                • Freeriding
                • Park
                • Powder

                Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

                Got the Darkos this season as a replacement to my Burton Hails and I'd say they are a very similar boot in terms of feel and width. Articulating cuff makes for good flex but where these (and K2's in general) stand out is the BOA system. It rocks. Totally locks your heel in when you want to. I'll write another review at the end of the season when I know how it ends up though as a few peeps I know have blown their BOAs apart.

                I'm wearing a 9.5 which is pretty true to size and not too bulky. As I say, they have a Burton kinda fit - not too wide. I have medium/narrow foot and they're perfect-ah!

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                STEEZY FAST COMFY MELLOW KUSH ;D

                By UA

                from Minnesnowta

                About Me Intermediate

                Pros

                • Adjustability
                • Comfortable
                • Easy Lacing System
                • Good Traction
                • Heat moldable
                • Looks Great
                • Quality Construction
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain
                  • Downhill
                  • Freeriding
                  • Half Pipe
                  • Park
                  • Powder
                  • Speed
                  • Tricks

                  Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

                  As soon as I picked this boot up off the shelf I knew I was going to get a pair. The first day I fell in love with the Danky Harsh Mellow Kush, Great all day boot thats 4 sure. Ya cant beat the boa inner lacing, and its adjustability on the fly. Definitely not lacking on style points looks like your favorite pair of skate shoes. Also this boot is pretty dang light, its not to stiff not to flexible, right in the middle is where the DARKO stomping grounds are. Perfect boot to get you through any situation you may bring to its attention. Best boot for the money! Thanks K2, keep pumping out sick gear!

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  amazing

                  By Max the Jibber

                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Lacing System
                  • Looks Great
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Park
                    • Tricks

                    Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

                    1.step into the boots tighten the liner boa first than start lacing.
                    2.lace the boots just like on any snowboard boots or hiking boots.
                    3. ur good to go
                    i love the conda BOA feature. u can lose the liner after the run while on the lift chair and tight them back when you get to the top so your feet won't get sore. the laces are not as durable but you can always get new laces and replace them.

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

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Boot ever made

                    By Phoenix

                    from Moscow, Russia

                    About Me On The Mountain

                    Pros

                    • Adjustability
                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Looks Great
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Half Pipe
                      • Park
                      • Tricks

                      Comments about K2 Snowboarding Darko:

                      Picking a snowboarding boots for me is a nightmare!
                      But then I found these boots in my local boardshop. All I can say is yhat when I geting yhese boots on I feel like this is my feet's home.

                      Many thanks K2!!

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

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