If you want the best speed skating boot that money can buy, look no further than the Vaypor. Tested by the world's best skaters and designed by Mr. Inze Bont.
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Durolite Outer Skin
As the name suggests, durolite is an extremely durable and light weight material. It will withstand minor crashes without scratching. It comes in a wide variety of colors and there are also options for matte, shiny, and metalic finishes. We will be changing the colors regularly. Only white and black will constantly be in stock. All printing will be black apart from the black boots which will use white printing.
The Vaypor has no additional fees for altering the colors. You can select the colors that you want and other semi custom options from this web page.
Other semi custom options that you can select for no additional fee include:
- - Wide or narrow fit.
- - One foot longer than the other (eg. you can order a size 7 right foot and a size 8 left foot).
- - Skinny ankles (we cut the trim where the eyelets are punched back so you have more room to tighten your boots).
- - Add or remove carbon for more or less flex (The boot is already extremely stiff and adding more carbon may possibly mean that you can not pull your laces tight because the boot is so stiff).
The Vaypor has always been the design trend setter in the inline boot market. From chrome, to 3D to ultra shiny microfibers, and the use of high frequency printing, the Vaypor has always been known for raising the bar in the use of cutting edge materials and design. The new Vaypor is no different. The ultra exotic Durolite material makes the boot really stand out from across the rink or across the park. The matte dry carbon base really contrasts the glow of the outer skin. Overall, we have gone for a minimalist look for this year's Vaypor. The design is sleek and modern and allows you to mix and match colors to create a unique look.
The Vaypor is stitched by an expert sewer who has no other role apart from stitching. Unlike most boots on the market that use cosmetic stitching, the stitching on Bont boots actually serves a purpose and stitches the outer skin to the boot itself. This results in less stretch and a longer lasting boot. The Vaypor incorporates a beautifully crafted double stitch into parts of the boot.
A new slimline buckle has been added to the Vaypor. It weighs less than a conventional buckle and is also more aerodynamic. The traditional buckle weighs 18.5g and the new slimline buckle weighs just 14.3g.
Cycling scientists have proven that cooler feet can boost performance. So the new Vaypor has more ventilation than any boot that we have ever made. The tongue is ventilated to let hot air out of the top of the boot. At the front, the protective bumper has air holes to let air in so the faster you skate, the more air that rushes in and cools your feet. There are also ventilation holes on top of your toes that let cool air in and hot air out.
Matte Dry Carbon Base
The base of the boot has a really cool new matte dry carbon look.
We have worked hard on reducing the weight of the new Vaypor and the results have been dramatic. The new Vaypor is 18% lighter than the old Vaypor while not losing any of its rigidity and we have acheived this while still maintaining the anti stretch layer between the liner and the outer skin.
Between the outer skin and the liner we add a material that is proprietary to Bont to stop the boot from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. This material is stitched to the outer skin and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed, it becomes part of the boots structure. This layer is the reason that Bont boots do not stretch out as much as other brands of boots over time.
We source our carbon exclusively from the world's #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan. The base of the Vaypor is made by hand by sandwiching cross weave carbon and uni-directional carbon fiber which is embedded with epoxy thermo setting resin. The fibers are hand laid in the matrix according to the strain they will have to bear.
Our team skaters said that they wished they had a skate that could use the patented 3 point mounting for outdoors for added power and have 2 point mounting for indoor for an easier turning skate. So we developed the 3PF Midpoint. A removable middle point for your 2 point skates.
A last is a plastic replica of a foot that the boot is built around. Last makers do not make skate lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a speed skating last is not an easy prospect. At Bont, we have been perfecting our lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. We feel that we put more effort into our last than any other skating brand and it is the reason that Bont boots fit more skaters than any other brand on the market.
The Vaypor is designed for high class athletes so the padding used is a thin, dense padding that is quite unforgiving. The padding is harder than our previous generations of Vaypor and it is also lighter. Like all Bont padding, we use a closed cell memory foam that will not retain water. If you are after a more comfortable ride, please select one of our softer padding options.
We have some of the best skaters in the world on our pro teams and they are constantly giving us feedback. From the little things like the placement of the buckle to trialing the latest materials.
Small eyelets put pressure on a very small area and can cause pain. Bont eyelets have a large head which spreads the preasure over a larger area.
The Vaypor's tongue has a number of features. It is heat moldable so it can be heated in the oven and molded to your foot but it will also mold to your foot with the temperature from your own body heat. It has ventilation to let hot air out of the boot. The tongue has a handy velcro place holder that stops your tongue from moving. The tongue is made from foam that is thin and light yet still protects your foot from the laces.
TPU Toe Protector
The toe protector not only protects the front of your boot from impact but it also has ventilation which keeps your feet cool.
Here are a few samples of what your boot could look like. The material color, buckle and stitching color can all be changed.