K2 ORTON BOOT W23
Back for its sophomore season, the K2 Orton has done precisely what we set it out to do; redefine the crossover freeride/freestyle snowboard boot space. Tested and vetted by K2 Team Rider Sage Kotsenburg, he pushed prototypes to their limits - riding lines in Alaska, going huge in the Jackson backcountry, and treating the entirety of Brighton Resort like a terrain park.
The Orton is absolutely packed with tech. It starts with a foundation of a zonal closure system and articulating cuff to reduce shell distortion and provide consistent heel hold. The shell lacing features the H4/M3 Zonal BOA® Fit System with TX3 BOA® Rope Laces. The upper shell lacing is powered by an H4 Coiler BOA® dial, and the lower shell lacing is controlled by an M3 BOA® dial, allowing the rider to independently control the upper and lower zones of the boot for the perfect fit. The exterior uses bulletproof HDR Premium Synthetic materials - this helps to resist abrasion and makes for a longer-lasting snowboard boot. Inside, our Intuition® Pro Foam 3D Liner can be heat molded to your foot and ankle's exact shape and size. We've added our heat-reflective SpaceHeater™ material to the boot to help keep feet warm and dry.
Underfoot, K2's all-new ultra-rugged Vibram® V5 Outsole provides industry-leading traction and durability in all conditions and terrain. This Vibram® rubber compound comprises at least 30% recycled rubber. Better grip, better for the environment. The V5 rubber outsole is wrapped around a midsole made up of a traditional EVA and K2's proprietary Harshmellow™ material - helping to absorb impact, increase damping, and provide a more "quiet" feel while snowboarding.
H4/M3 ZONAL BOA® FIT SYSTEM:
Impact-resistant, durable, and performance-driven, the H4 BOA® Dial ejects on severe impact and is easily re-inserted into the boot. The H4 dial controls the upper shell lacing, while the M3 dial controls the lower shell lacing.
TX3 BOA® ROPE LACING:
BOA®’s first textile lace in the snowboarding category, TX3 is constructed from recycled PET with a structural core. This lace provides a softer, more flexible feel similar to the characteristics of a traditional lace but the superior closure of a BOA® system.
3-POINT HARNESS LINER LACING:
The 3-Point Harness is a straightforward solution that doesn’t skimp on support. Instead, this system aims to optimize heel hold while providing ankle support and unrivaled stability to help reduce fatigue. A taller Pro Version is found on Orton and Format models for additional support.
VIBRAM® V5 RUBBER OUTSOLE:
INTUITION® SPACEHEATER™ LINER:
A liner designed for comfort and warmth, from start to finish. It features reflective heat blanket panels that work to trap heat in and keep cold out. These reflective heat blankets work alongside heat moldable Intuition® foam, internal J-Bars, and 3D molded, dual- density EVA insoles to keep your foot comfortable and warm all day long.
REINFORCED RUBBER UPPER:
Reinforcing high-impact zones of the snowboard boot with rubber makes the boot more durable and abrasion-resistant.
ENDO™ 2.0 CONSTRUCTION:
A K2 Snowboarding exclusive, Endo™ Construction, allows us to alter a snowboard boot's flex, response, and rebound without adding extra materials (extra materials = excess weight). By replacing additional materials with an injected heel counter, adding an extra rebound is as easy as a formula change. In addition, it helps us to provide a more consistent flexing, longer-lasting snowboard boot.
HARSHMELLOW™ VIBRATION DAMPING:
Harshmellow™ is a magical dampening system that replaces industry-standard foam dampening materials. Harshmellow™ is strategically placed to dampen vibration underfoot to provide a more “quiet” feel underfoot, reduce vibration from impact, and reduce fatigue while snowboarding.
3D FORMED DUAL DENSITY EVA FOOTBED:
Dual-density EVA foam provides contouring cushioning and support to support snowboarding all day long.