The K2 Alexis Boa Inline Skates offer the stability, comfort, fit and performance you want in a fitness skate. You want it? This skate's got it!
Starting with the Boa Lacing System, the Alexis offers you the ease of dialing in your perfect fit and feel while also allowing for easy adjustments on the fly. Its quick dialing makes entry and exit a breeze. Built on DC Aluminum Frame, you'll have incredible energy transmission and stability at any speed. Your foot will be wrapped in a Stability Plus Cuff which gives you awesome support and comfort in a lightweight boot. Lateral Reinforcement and Arch Support ensures you have all the support necessary to maximize your workout.
Skip the gym and get a real full body workout with the light impact sport of skating. Place your feet inside these K2 Alexis Boa Inline Skates and you'll take off and enjoy being outdoors while you work up a sweat and have a lot of fun.
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Nice skates -- really liked that they felt lighter and more flexible, but they were not as fast as I had hoped. I'm trying to upgrade from a pair with 80mm wheels and this pair actually seemed a little slower. Quickly loses speed as well.
I got these skates several weeks ago and I cannot tell you how much I love these skates. You can't go wrong with this skate. This is my fourth pair of in-line skates and they are the best ones I've had so far. Not only are they extremely comfortable but you can't beat the BOA system for an easy on and off, which is the reason I chose these skates. I also like that I can swtich out the wheels to a larger 90mm size if desired.
My prior 3 purchases were a different brand of in-line skates but since they didn't keep up with technology now I'm sold on K2 due to their advances in technology and the comfort of their skate.
Not only am I pleased with these skates but I was very happy with this company. I was reluctant to order on-line but they were great. I received exactly what I ordered and they shipped them quickly. I ordered these on a Sunday night and received them on a Wednesday.
Since this on-line site was such a great resource I thought it only fair to order from them. Some of the local sport shop vendors I visited didn't have very knowledgeable personnel. Their website had a wealth of information on the different skates that it made it easier to decide. I also liked the videos.
I was so happy when these arrived. Delivery was fast and they looked way better in person. I also love the Boa lacing system. However, when I took them out for my inaugural spin in them, they felt a little big (I normally wear an 8.5-9 and I had purchased a 9). My ankles feel more wobbly in them than I would like. I tried tightening the velcro strap but it seems to only tighten them so far. Another issue is that because my calves are big along with the fact that the ratchet strap wants to overlap the Boa tightener, the ratchet strap is tricky to get to click in with at least a click or two before securing it. Another issue is that they squeak and creak when I am skating. I am not a small girl, but my last inline skates felt much sturdier and did not squeak. I'm not giving up on them, but there you have it.
These skates fit very well and are comfortable. I've skated maybe only 5 miles in them because I'm trying to get used to skating again. After the first day my feet and calves were sore but only because I haven't been working these muscles out. I wear a 7.5 and I ordered an 8 because I didn't want to wait for the 7.5 to be in stock. They fit well overall and I just wear thicker socks. I probably should've waited for the 7.5 because then it would've been a really snug fit. These skates have a nice smooth roll and I can really get going fast on these without much effort. The speed lacer system is awesome! Just crank it up if I want a tighter fit. Pop it out and give the skate's tongue a pull and I can slip these off and on in seconds. I recommend these skates mostly for fitness, but these would also be a great recreational skate. I wouldn't recommend it for beginners though. Intermediates and advanced skates will love these skates!
I bought these for my daughter. She immediately skated over to our home just to express how great the skates functioned. I thought they were a good deal for the price paid. You can certainly buy a good set of skates for less money. And eventually they will sit in a closet. I imagine my daughter will be using this pair for years. As a side note.....this is an excellent online company to do business with. Highly recommend!
Q: Hi, I've been looking to get back into skating after not having skated since I was a little kid (I'm currently 28). I will be using these for recreation--skating around the neighborhood on roads and bike paths). I would place myself in the beginner category although I do have a lot of experience with figure skating, which I figure might work to my benefit! I am impressed with the K2 Alexis line of skates. I am interested in this model because of the Boa closure system but I noticed that it says these are meant for intermediate skaters whereas the Alexis Pro are for beginner skaters. Do you think purchasing the Boa ones even though I am not particularly experienced would be a bad choice?
A: It actually sounds to me like this skate would be great for you. As a figure skater you will no doubt take to inline skating quickly and you will want a skate that you will not grow out of skill wise too fast. The Boa is sure to please as it makes getting in and out of the skates super easy. I actually skate on the men's equivalent to this skate and can commend it for it's performance but know that it's not going to have you feeling out of control.
Answered : Aug 08, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I lost the pair of Bladerunners I got for my birthday when I was a teenager almost 20 years ago. I hadn't used them but half a dozen times in the last decade, but in all cases they held up for approx 10 mile rolls. I'm looking for a good pair to replace them so I can try to get back into skating. I'll be doing either 8 or 13 miles once a week or so on a paved bike trail (more roughly paved than a typical road). I'm in decent shape. I heard that 90mm wheels or larger might be tricky if you aren't used to them? But speed would be nice if I won't sacrifice too much control - I can learn, but I haven't done much with skates in years and years. Cheers
A: The K2 Alexis Boa would be a great skate to get after not getting new skates in the last decade. These skates offer an 84mm wheel which is not at all hard to get used to, and you have the option to go up to a size 90mm wheel when you replace the first set since the frame will fit up to a 90mm wheel. You do sacrifice a little control with the larger wheel but it's minimal, and once you get used to it you won't even notice it. The Boa system is a real treat on this skate as it will really give you a snug hug of a fit, all while only taking a slice of the time it took to do up the old skates. Long story short, this would be a great skate for you giving you what you need without being overwhelming.
Answered : Aug 02, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I like to go on longer >15 mile rolls and am looking for a skate that is going to be very fast and efficient for long distance rougher or uneven pavement advanced skating. On my current older k2 skates 15 miles takes ~1:20 but I work hard to keep up with taller friends and am looking for a faster more efficient skate. Would this be the skate for me?
Asked : Jul 18, 2016
By : Rollergirl, Jackson, Wyoming
A: The K2 Alexis Boa would be a fine choice for what you are doing, with an 84mm wheel you will get ample speed and control on rough surfaces. A better choice based on how often you are skating would be the K2 VO2 Boa, this model offers the VO2 frame which is slightly stiffer, a 90mm wheel, added ventilation, and a better bearing. You keep the Boa lacing system but you upgrade everything else. As someone that skates as often and as far as you, the payout will be worth the added investment.
Answered : Jul 19, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I wear an 8 in running shoes. Should I go up a 1/2 size and order an 8.5 or would an 8 be alright? My running shoes are pretty snug but thats how I like them to be, as I would like my skates to be as well. Also, do these skates do alright on paved roads? I will potentially be road skating a bit.
A: Yes, and yes. Yes the size 8 would be proper if that is the size that you take in your running shoes. You want your skates to fit snug just like your shoes since any extra room is loss performance as well as a blister waiting to happen. These skates are going to do real well on paved roads as they are intended for skating on such, and with the 84mm wheels they will roll smooth over even slightly uneven or rough terrain.
Answered : Jun 06, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I live in a very bike-friendly city (plenty of streets have bike/rollerblade lanes) and hope to use these skates for both exercise and commuting to work. How do these do/feel with uneven and bumpier streets where stopping may be more frequent, and would you still recommend them for an urban environment?
A: These would be great skates for what you are doing, the 84mm wheels will absorb much of the chatter when on not so perfect pavement and the skates offer comfort for longer periods of skating. With that said, this is a great skate but the perfect skate for what you are doing is the Rollerblade Maxxum 84 Womens. Offering a similar set up as this skate, the Maxxum offers an 84mm wheel but is an urban skate which means it has a slightly shorter wheelbase with the wheels closer together which makes them easier to maneuver in tight quarters, the Maxxum's boot is also built beefier to withstand city skating and will offer more support which is great for not so perfect pavement.
Answered : May 09, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I notice the K2 alexis boa has arch support listed vs the v02 90 lists custom foam fit. Do you know if this feature hurts those who are severely overpronated?
A: All K2 skates will come with the additional arch support, but in many cases this may not be enough if you have sever over pronation. You will most likely want to invest in a pair of orthotics for your skates, the skate's inner footbed comes out easily and can be replaced.
Answered : Nov 02, 2015
By : Chris
Q: Is it possible to build this style as a Hi-Lo set, I mean I would change the 2 wheels in the front with 80mm and I would keep the 2 wheels in the back with 84mm. Please answer me !!!
A: Can you do it? Yes. Should you? Probably not. You will want to keep in mind that this skate's frame is not set up for hi-lo so you're not going to end up with a super smooth ride and you will be taking away from the performance characteristics built into the frame. The DC frame found on this model of skate is designed with a medium length making it highly maneuverable. You could always try it but I don't think you'll need it with this skate.
A: Whoah! Sorry for the delay in answering this one, just caught my eye. Yes these will be fine for skating indoors, we just recommend a second set of wheels if you switch from indoor to outdoor as the wheels pick up debris outdoors that is best to keep out from any indoor skating surface.
A: Unfortunately there are no "wide" inline skates, no EE widths, nothing. In my years of fitting inline skates I have been able to fit people with wider feet. You may want to go a 1/2 size up in size to give yourself room to add a heel lift, or aftermarket footbed to help alleviate any issue from the width of your foot. Also, take time to allow the skates to break in, they will typically break in up to 1/2 size.