It’s Time You Took A Look At The New Bont Z ST Boot
If you think all Short Track boots are the same, it’s time you took a look at the new Bont Z ST Boot. This boot gives you the stiffness and ultra light weight that you would find in a $1000+ ST boot for a fraction of the cost. The Z is made with a 3k plain weave carbon fiber composite base. The carbon is sourced exclusively from the world’s #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray in Japan.
Getting the right fit is essential for comfort and performance. The Z skate starts out being built around a last that has been modified and improved for over 40 years by Mr. Inze Bont. The epoxy resin is the most heat moldable in the industry. Under the liner is a high quality memory foam that is 2mm thick and 70A in hardness so your energy doesn’t get absorbed by the boot.
The tongue on the Z has been redesigned so you don’t even feel it. It is comfortable and light.
With the Z, you get the best of everything and for a very affordable price.
Base Carbon composite base
Outer Skin Microfiber
Heat Moldable Fully Heat Moldable Base Utilizing Epoxy Thermoset Resin
Padding High Density Memory Foam
Closing Options 2 Adjustable Velcro straps + Lace
Size Options 3 – 13
Fit Options Standard, Narrow, Wide
Custom Made Can be ordered custom made
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 Z 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 Z 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 Z 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.