VAPOR LT full custom boots
Low Cut, Long Track Ice Marathon
A boot that lacks support absorbs your energy rather than transferring it into forward motion. That's why we build all our skates with more support than most long track boots on the market. The boots are made with a heatmoldable thermoset plastic which makes the boot extremely moldable. We also offer the range of boots in custom made. All our boots are made in one piece by hand.
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.
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.
Ways To Make A Mold Of Your Feet
We basically accept any form of making molds to make the boots, but remember that the boot can only be as good as the mold provided to us. We can accept laser scanning, plaster casts, Bont Molding SoxTM or plaster bandages. Please make sure that if you are sending molds to us, pack them really well and make sure they are 100% dry. To find out how to use molding sox, click here.
Length Of Time To Make The Boots
From July - December it usually takes 4-6 weeks to make the boots after we have received all the boot specifications, molds, and payment. From January - July it will take 4-10 weeks. Laser scans take about 12-16 weeks. Holidays may extend the manufacturing time by an additional 2 weeks.
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