The pinnacle of the K2 line is their K2 FIT 84 Boa Inline Skates. These are the skates that offer it all. From easy lacing to comfort to speedy wheels, these are the skates that make the recreational, working-out skater love what they do.
For starters, you'll have the Boa Closure System which makes getting secure inside your skate quick and easy. A few turns of the dial will have you comfortably inside your boot with adjustments on the fly being super simple. The Stability Plus Cuff were made for recreational and fitness skating and offer lots of support and versatility. Built with DC Aluminum, the frames make maneuvering easier, give you lots of stability but also maximize power transmission to each stride you make. These skates comes with 84mm wheels which are durable and provide a smooth roll. Add to it the ILQ7 bearings and you'll have an excellent glide with each roll of the wheel.
From leisurely skates around the park to the fitness-oriented skater looking for comfort and performance, the versatile and supportive K2 FIT 84 Boa Inline Skates are simply unbeatable.
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My first pair of skates in a long time. I would rate myself a beginner and these have really been great- The BOA system to tighten the laces is amazing. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with an extra axle to remove the heel brake if you choose.
The FIT 84 Boa skate is a great all around skate for intermediate skaters. They are durable, have a very comfortable liner, with superior ankle support, and most importantly upgradable. After 200 miles of indoor/outdoor rides, I upgraded wheel size to 90mm with ILQ 9 bearings, which made for an even smoother and faster ride.
The Boa tightening strings look fragile at first glance, but don't be fooled, they are extremely strong and offer a fast and even snug fitting. The Boa is also great for making tightness adjustments while on the move.
I've always felt that you get what you pay for when it comes to rollerblades and that if you are not spending at least a couple hundred dollars, then you are doing yourself a disservice. I entered the sport in the 90's and I've had Coolblades, Lightning, TRS, Roces, and K2 Fattys. I grew extremely fond of the TRS by Rollerblade and up until a decade ago, would purchase used skates from eBay since they could no longer be found new. I do varying distances of aggressive urban skating, as well as rollerhockey, and some fitness so the TRS was really a great all-around skate that could even be equipped with grind-plates.
I purchased these K2's based on a review from someone coming from a similar background; trying to purchase new and to make sense of a rollerblade landscape that was completely unfamiliar after a decade. These K2 FIT's are a very comfortable skate, perhaps the most all-around comfortable skate I've ever used. However, I do not see very much use for them beyond strictly fitness. They lack serious ankle support, especially as you bend your ankles for various maneuvers. I would attribute this to the soft-boot design. Also, the build quality, at least on the pair I received, was not perhaps what I would consider acceptable, with loose riveting in some spots (not broken, just causing an unnecessarily noisy skating experience, think Bo Jangles Robinson tap-dancing on the stairs).
Overall, if you are going to be going out and putting 30 miles a week on these skates on a bike-path environment, I would say you'd be very happy with the purchase. However, in this case, these just weren't the skates for me, and perhaps with a little more research ahead of time, I could have avoided wasting said time.
I reviewed all brands of skates. K2 boa was my choice and very glad. The closure system is very good and easy to use. I got 84mm wheels and 7rated bearings. Is a quick smooth ride. Color is actually awesome black and orange. I will remove break as I drag a skate to break. Inline skates very good people to work with. The skate does break in just a little so if a little tight around heal it should get better. This brand is better more for narrow to average width foot. The K2 is very good quality.
Very solid set of skates. Light weight and strong. The BOA lace system is truly a masterpiece, and makes tightening and removing the skates very easy. The only note on these skates is the 84 mm wheels a little big, I've found that these are straight line skates.
These skates are really great and fit fantastic! I could not be happier, especially since they're orange and that's my favorite color! :)
I love the BOA closure system. It's really fast to get them on and off and it gives you a nice tight fit in a couple seconds that you can adjust WHILE YOU'RE SKATING!
Sizing is true to your shoe size. 1 trick- go to a local store and try on a few pairs to see if you may prefer a half size up or down from your shoe size. But, try on a brand the same as what you plan on purchasing if possible.
I usually only go for quick, short skates but a few times that I have gone for 3-4 miles, in the city and up and down hills, these skates a simply a pleasure to use. My feet don't get too hot or feel cramped after an hour more in them.
In my neighborhood I can even show up on the posted radar speed signs! I use endomondo to track my workouts and fastest I have gone on these are 22mph! Feels like I'm flyng!!
I would highly recommend these to ANYONE!
A little more history behind me:
I haven't skated in many years, about the last time was when I still played hockey in the winter and skated in the summer. 20+ years ago.
I purchased another pair from a local store and was not happy with them at all. They were heavy and just didn't seem to fit me right and felt like too much effort was used to push off and I didn't get much "roll" out of it. (they had smaller wheels)
After taking that experience I looked into inlineskates.com and asked several questions. The customer response was phenomenal and she never made me feel that I asking too many questions or too basic of a question. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
I also wanted to take the brake off but the axle pin is a different size for the axle that holds the brake. Customer service put me in contact with the manufacturer who sent me a new pin for free within a week!
I will admit these were at the very top end of my personal pricing guide, but with inline skates, you get what you pay for. And these are more than worth it!
Buy a $60-75 pair at a sporting goods store and you're feet will hurt within a few minutes and you will never use them again. Spend a little more and you will love them and use them all the time. Only needing to replace the wheels and bearings from time to time as regular maintenance.
Soft boot is a different experience and takes some getting used to, but the flexibility allows you to really extend. The skate can be pushed fast and really provides a workout. The boa closure system is really easy to get on and off and also very easy to tighten on the fly. My only gripe is the skates run a bit too wide in the heel for me. Even the boa closure isn't enough to lock my heel in.
Q: Hi! after some research these seem to be the right skates for me. I am wondering about the size to order: I am a 39-40 in European sizing (8.5 - 9 women's). I wasn't sure if your size chart is a women's or men's for this skate? Thank you!
A: The size chart covers men's and women's sizing but this skate is a men's skate and is in men's sizing. For this skate you will want to drop a size to accommodate a women's size. We do carry these in women's specific as well under a different name, the K2 Alexis Boa Womens Inline Skates, if you want the women's specific model.
Answered : Sep 26, 2016
By : Chris
Q: I am considering the 84 pro and boa models. I currently am in 80mm wheels. I am a little concerned about making the jump to 84. I see max wheel size for boa is 90. Does that mean it's a taller frame than the pro ( which is 84) ?
A: Slightly, yes. Don't be too worried about jumping to 84 from 80, the actually difference in feel is minimal. What you get with the larger wheels is a smoother overall roll especially at top speed but it's not like the 84mm wheels are going to greatly impact just how fast you make it to this top speed. I moved up to 90mm from 80mm and all it took was rolling around a flat parking lot for 10-15 mins to just get used to them and from there it's all been gravy. Just give yourself some time in a flat and clear area to get your bearings on the new larger wheels but once you do this you'll forget all about them being larger.
Answered : Jul 11, 2016
By : Chris
Q: If I wear a 9.5 mens and I have wide feet, what size skate should I get? Should I go up a size to 10.5? or should I just get the 9.5?
A: We are currently sold out of the size 10.0 which is what I would recommend. We can look into ordering the size 10.0 for you, call us at 888-271-7500 - There are currently no inline skates available in wide widths which can make it tough to get a good fit. I typically recommend going a 1/2 size up, full size up for extreme cases, as this allows enough room to add a heel lift to the back of the skate. A heel lift helps alleviate some of the side to side pressure by bringing the foot up in the skate. You will also need to allow for some break in time, roughly half a dozen times skating.
Answered : Jul 22, 2015
By : Chris
Q: What kind of axles that this skate uses? 8mm or 6mm?