The fiberglass 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.
Bont boots are manufactured by hand in a process where we build the boot from the inside out by hand laying the carbon of fiberglass around the last (plastic foot). This method of manufacturing is extremely time consuming compared to the traditional method of quad boot manufacturing which is done by gluing the upper to the pre made base. However, our method results in a much stronger and lighter structure.
The boot weight for a size 6
The Hybrid is made with high density closed cell memory foam. This padding will not deform over time or retain water from sweat or wet surfaces.
Leather Color Options
Derby is a tough sport so we use tough Australian leather on the hybrid boots. We have 4 main colors available for the main part of the boot. These are:
Trim Color Options
The trim is the part that goes around the laces, cuff and the velcro strap. The color options for these parts are more varied because the leather does not need to take as much of a beating. The trim color options are:
Semi Custom Options
Bont offers an enormous variety of semi custom options.
Here are a list of some of the semi custom fit options that you can specify when ordering your boots:
- One foot longer or wider than the other
- Skinny ankles
- Skinny feet
- Wide feet
- Slightly abnormal shaped feet
- Flat feet
- Leaving room for your orthotics to fit into your boot
We adjust the last before building your stock boot to accommodate for any of these modifications.
All of the above options including color options are covered by one low $50 fee.
Each of the additional options below cost the basic $50 semi custom fee above + $10 for each option below.
Lace Cover (Please specify the position: side or front?)
Bont Logo on lace cover (Please specify the color for the logo)
Lace Cover: with or without Bont logo
Low Cut with Bont logo on the side
Straight cut with Bont logo on the side
Heel Lace Snug (Please specify the color, black or white)
Logo on Tongue (Please specify the color for the logo)
Zig Zag velcro closing (Triathlon shoe closing)
Lower cut back
Loop on back of boot
Embroidery on strap. (Limited to 8 letters including spaces per strap)
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.