The Semi-Race is aimed at skaters who want the comfort of a trainer with the performance of a speed skate. The skate uses Bontsâ€?famous one piece construction with a carbon composite base and patented 3 point mounting. The boot comes with a heat moldable tongue and incorporates our super mold technology making it extremely heat moldable. The tongue is injection molded heat moldable EVA like the foot bed. The boot is a lot stiffer than other skates in the Trainer market and the stiffness comes from within, so there is no need for an external brace to give the boot stiffness.
Most skates are made with sponge foam padding. It’s light, it’s cheap and it doesn’t crush down. But what it does do is absorb water when it gets wet. So, if your feet sweat, you skate through a puddle or if it starts raining, your boots start absorbing the water which makes your boots very heavy indeed. This type of foam is known in the industry as open cell foam, because the cells are porous. The foam used in making a Bont shoe is a high quality closed cell memory foam which doesn’t absorb water. So you don’t have to worry about them absorbing water while you skate.