Bont Hybrid Microfiber Roller Derby Skate is unlike most entry level packages that are made with old construction techniques using cardboard and wood.
The Hybrid has a fully hand made fiberglass base and it is heat moldable to your feet.
(Bad Girlfriend Skates stocks this skate in the shop)
Outer Skin: Microfiber
Heel Rise: 6mm
Innersole: EVA thermo-moldable
Heat Moldable: Fully Heat Moldable Base Utilizing Epoxy Thermoset Resin
Padding: Memory Foam
Boot Height: Standard
Size Options: 3 - 13
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 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.
The Hybrid boot is only available in black with white trim.
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 $30 fee.
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.
This is a set of leather toe guards designed to protect the toe area of your Bont Quad Skates. Roller Derby is a contact sport and rubbing and dragging of the toe area on hard surfaces may result in the boot materials wearing out sooner than desired.
These toe guards are extremely durable made from 100% Australian Leather and are designed to extend the life of your skates.
Speed skates are a high performance apparatus so it is not always easy to have one size chart that will please everyone because some skaters like their skates tighter than others. What Bont has done is provide you with the exact last sizes in the chart above and you can use it to determine your Bont size. As a basic rule, most skaters like their boots to be 3-4mm longer than the last. This allows for your feet to grow in length when the boots are tightened. If you like your boots super tight, then just add 1-2mm but be warned, your toes will touch the end and possibly be scrunched.
Bont has added a new row called WIDTH. It makes it easy to determine if you have wide or narrow feet. For example, a size 4 boot will fit a 86 - 90mm wide foot. If you have a 91mm wide foot, then you would probably be better off with a wide boot.
To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape measure with your heel against the wall. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe. Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size.
Here are some examples of mm sizes for speed skates and the boot size recommended:
253mm + 4mm you should order size 6.5
268mm + 4mm you should order size 8
273mm + 4mm you should order size 9
291mm + 4mm you should order size 11.
Bont Sizing Wizard Link to size your foot :http://www.bont.com/quad/items/support/size.html