Having used both fatty pros and bing airs before I wanted to get some skates again and these are great. The top strap makes your skate pretty stiff if you tighten it down otherwise if you keep the laces loose and the top strap not tight I think these feel just like any other K2 skate and the frames are great in comparison to the super old stuff!
Supportive skates, February 11, 2016 By Ricardo (Houston, TX)
Ideal support. Very comfortable on the ankles. Soulplates are not replaceable, so i try to just stick to heavy skatepark skating. HIgh top design too.
A bigger letdown than Dr. Pepper flavored gum., February 7, 2016 By Anonymous (Oklahoma City, OK)
After having skated every iteration of K2 aggressive skate since the original Fattys, except for the Soul Slides and King 55s, I was more than excited to order the new Unnaturals that were supposed to have corrected every previous shortcoming of K2 aggressive skates. K2 did a good job at nearly every aspect, except that they have made these skates almost unusable. If you have skated any K2 Soft Boot skate - ANY of their Soft Boot skates - do not expect anything remotely similar. These are high-top hard boots wrapped in skins with and extra cuff added on the outside for even further decreased flex in every direction. I'm pretty sure K2's ski boot division designed the boot. Yes, it's THAT stiff.
Skates that are less stiff: Oxygen Argon 1.1s, Xsjado 1.0s, Razors Genesis, every other skate ever.
Aside from the ridiculously paralyzing stiffness of the boot, they did a pretty good job redesigning the flagship street skate. The new frames are solid, low profile, and the new groove is awesome. I've had no hang-ups even with the stock 60mm wheels. The only downside of the frames is the old frame spacers that K2 seems to think are the greatest invention ever, even though they provide little usable adjustment. I haven't had any frame spacers bend and break like they did in all dozen or so of the other K2 frames I've skated, but I'm sure it will happen at some point. And yes, that means these skates have 6mm axels, like every other skate from 1997.
Overall these skates are a big thumbs down due to their over-the-top stiffness and false advertisement of a soft boot.
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