By using modern materials, the boot can be made lighter, stronger, more responsive and heat moldable. The boot has a 1/4" heel rise, protection around the toes, two velcro straps, is higher cut than the speed and hybrid boots. This model is offered in 2 variations: The Derby Patriot Carbon and the Derby Patriot. Both models come standard with 1.5mm thick, super tough Australian cow hide outer skin and TPU bumpers to protect the front and side of the boot. The padding is a high density memory foam. The Derby Patriot comes with a light weight microfiber liner that we use in our racing boots and a fiberglass base. The Derby Patriot Carbon has a suede-l lining that is extremely soft and it has a carbon base.
Any combination of black or white leather.
The Patriot boots have now have the fiberglass/carbon lowered to the same height as the quad racer.
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 carbon fiber in the boot is made hard by the use of a thermosetting epoxy resin. Resin development is something that we have been doing since 1975. Formulating a resin that is super stiff, yet becomes moldable at low temperatures and has a fast cure time is critical for our unique requirement which is why we are the only skate manufacturer who develops our own resins in-house.
Our resin becomes soft at just 60°C (140°F) which is the lowest in the industry. Once you heat the resin, mold the shoe and let it set, it is permanently set without the need to remold. You can also reheat the resin as many times as you like.
Anatomical Forefoot Shape
Conventional quad skates offer a “dress shoe” type shaping. Although highly aesthetic this will cause the toes along with the metatarsals to be overly constricted, compressing the nerves between the metatarsals which often results in the common "hot foot" sensation.
Bont skates anatomical shaping allows the foot to function in its most efficient and anatomically correct position.
Anatomical Heel Cup
The anatomical heel cup shaping of Bont quad skates provides increased stability and more power through your push. This stabilization is achieved without any mechanical operation or over tightening of straps/laces allowing for increased comfort and blood circulation. The heel cup is fully heat moldable in the oven.