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New K2 Ski Boots: How the Start Haus Had a Hand in the New Design

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The new K2 ski boots have generated a lot of excitement, and while the Start Haus doesn't generally jump on the latest-and-greatest bandwagon, we're really excited about their boots too.

 

That's due, in part, to Jim Schaffner's direct involvement in the new ski boots' design process, providing feedback on the fit, angles and performance, along with the insight into their process that involvement gave him.

 

Here's an interview with Schaffner, talking about his input, how K2's design process was unique, and why we're not hesitating to fit customers in the K2 boots against all our established, trusted brands: How the Start Haus Helped on the New K2 Ski Boots

 

SierraJim has also taken a look at the new boot line here: Why we're excited about the new K2 Ski Boots.

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Do you have any experience with the similar Tecnica boots? On paper these seem fairly similar in their last widths/flex rating lineup/buckle layout. is there some feature that would recommend these over the Cochise (save for differences in how they might fit and individual foot)?

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The Techica Cochise has a higher instep than the K2, The K2 has a smoother flex (Technica is a little more on/off), The K2 has Dynafit inserts without replacing the soles, the Technica soles are more walking friendly - we like both boots a lot, so fit and personal preference will likely be the tie-breaker in the shop.

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The Techica Cochise has a higher instep than the K2, The K2 has a smoother flex (Technica is a little more on/off), The K2 has Dynafit inserts without replacing the soles, the Technica soles are more walking friendly - we like both boots a lot, so fit and personal preference will likely be the tie-breaker in the shop.


That's what I was imagining when I saw the review you linked, particularly regarding the fit. I'll be eager to try them on someday if I ever decide to go the "one boot to rule them all" route.

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