Short Track Patriot BOA Ice Skate

$349.00

Selected Colour:
Blue/Silver

The Patriot Boa is a remastered version of the most popular short track boot on the market, the Bont Patriot.This boot offers exceptional value for money. A hand laid thermoplastic fiberglass base gives you a super stiff boot which is fully heat moldable utilizing epoxy thermoset resin. Combined with anatomical boot shape and high density memory foam, this boot is unsurpassed for value. A Boa dial takes this boot to the next level.

​​Features
  • Base: 100% hand laid fiberglass base 
  • Outer skin: Microfiber 
  • Liner: Suede microfiber 
  • Innersole: Suede-L
  • Heat moldable: Fully heat moldable base utilizing epoxy thermoset resin
  • Padding: High density memory foam
  • Closing options: Dual Boa dial and lace cover 
  • Fit options: Standard

  • MANUFACTURING

    Bont’s method of producing skates by hand inside out is a process that is far more skill intensive, time consuming and thus resulting in far greater costs than the current mainstream skate construction methods, but one that allows the Bont range of skating skates to lead the market in performance. The Bont production line has been engineered by founder Inze Bont to allow for our monocoque skates to be hand made in the most time efficient manner possible. This is a process which continues to be developed and refined. Inadequate processes such as using generic vacuum boxes for curing the carbon have been replaced by methods such as pressure wrapping which provides four atmospheres of pressure rather than the traditional one atmosphere from vacuum forming. Bont’s drive for design innovation is matched by its innovation in manufacturing processes.

    Check out the last design, footbed, liner, anti-stretch, carbon fiber and upper tabs for information on the full process.

     

  • LAST DESIGN

    A last is a plastic replica of a foot that the boot is built around. At Bont, we have been perfecting our lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. Unlike the standard shoe last many companies use, we put extra effort into creating and developing our lasts so that they fit right out of the box.

  • FOOTBED

    The footbed is the first part of the shoe added to the last. It is made in-house from a heat moldable EVA. The footbed is 65A hardness and only 3mm thick which makes it extremely light weight and heat moldable.

  • LINER

    Our liners have been chosen out of hundreds of liners. They are not only light weight and strong, but fights odour and is not easily broken down by sweat. Our liner material include Microfiber, Suede-L and Durolite.

      

  • ANTI-STRETCH

    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.

     

  • UPPER

    The light weight upper is then glued and sewn onto the boot. Holes are hand punched through the uppers and the liner for ventilation. The buckles and straps are attached. The location of the straps is such that they pull the foot down and into the back of the boot. The excess glue is cleaned off and the boot is ready to be ridden in. The boot has passed through 16 independent stages of quality control for it to be deemed ready for action. The result is a boot with the best strength to weight ratio on the market.
  • PADDING

    This boot is designed for high class athletes, so the padding used is thin, dense and a little unforgiving. However, this makes for a super light and responsive skate. The closed cell memory foam used also does not retain water. If you are after a more comfortable ride, please select one of our softer padding options.

  • RESIN DEVELOPMENT

    Epoxy or polyepoxide is a thermosetting epoxide polymer that cures when mixed with a catalyzing agent or "hardener". The process of polymerization is called "curing", can be controlled through temperature and choice of resin and hardener compounds; the process can take minutes to hours.

    Resin development is something that we have been doing for over 36 years. 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 probably the only cycle shoe 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.

    The temperature of the air and the amount of humidity are critical in determining the amount of hardener that needs to be added to the resin. That is why we have a computer that mixes the resin and hardener together and dispenses the resin after measuring the air temperature and humidity.

    Most manufacturers use a process known in the industry as pre-preg. This is where the resin is "pre-impregnated" into the carbon fiber. In virtually all applications, the resin is chosen by the carbon fiber manufacturer in a one shoe fits all kind of deal. The shoe manufacturer has no way of altering the resin to meet the heat moldablilty requirements of modern shoes and that is why they require very high temperatures to make the shoes slightly heat moldable. Pre-preg manufacturing is fine for bike frames or crank sets that do not need to be heat molded by the rider, but they are unsuitable for the construction of cycling shoes.

  • HEAT MOLDING

    Bont boots are the most heat moldable boots available. Bont's proprietary resin has been developed and perfected over 36 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. Unlike other skates which are moldable only in select locations, all Bont boots are able to be molded over the entire base providing skaters not only with the most anatomically designed boot on the market today but also with the ability to fine-tune the fit of the entire boot to give a customized fit.

  • TEAM TESTING

    Our Pro Team skaters are some of the best in the World and love to give us constant feedback. From the little things like the placement of the buckle to trialing the latest materials, they are helping Bont create products that not only look good but perform at the elite level.
  • BOA DIAL

    Bont is one of the only brands to have the official licence to use genuine Boa dials made in the USA.  The Boa dial offers a replacement to traditional laces, ratchets, Velcro straps, or any of the other various closure mechanisms, instead utilizing a steel lace, nylon guides and mechanical reel to keep shoe snugly on foot. The Boa dials allow you to easily tighten and loosen your skates by turning the dial.

    If you need to repair your Boa dial, please see this page: https://www.boafit.com/repair

  • EYELETS

    Small eyelets put pressure on a very small area and can cause pain. Bont eyelets have a large head which spreads the pressure over a larger area to help overcome any discomfort.

  • LACE COVER

    To give you that little bit more support and neatly tuck your laces away.

  • LINER MICROFIBER

    Our liners have been chosen out of hundreds of liners. They are not only light weight and strong, but fights odour and is not easily broken down by sweat.

  • OUTERSKIN MICROFIBER