Since acquiring MLX Skates and establishing the Speed Institute, much of the effort for the Easton skate department has been focused on combining MLX technology with their own in a new skate. Their efforts have finally been realized with the brand new Easton Mako skates.
With a design that carries a unique appeal, Easton has built an exciting product with loads of new and terrific features. Starting with the boot itself, you’ll notice an asymmetrical design – meaning the height of the boot on inside edge is actually 5mm higher than on the outside. This is done to help you generate more speed and and power through cornering.
Easton has also added the new Extendon guard, which allows a greater range of motion than some other tendon guards. According to Easton, the Extendon guard “promotes a full stroke and then a quick recovery to the original position for a faster stride frequency.”
Utilizing the new CXN holder, the Mako skates offer a fairly aggressive pitch allowing you to generate more force into the ice. The Mako skates will also use Easton’s new ES4 stainless steel runner.
Additionally, the Easton Mako skates take full advantage of being heat moldable. Besides the boot being moldable around your foot, they have used heat moldable materials in the tongue as well. These are designed to provide an incredible wrap around your foot, giving you one of the closest to custom fits that you can get.
With the Mako skates, Easton has finally made the jump into the highest price point with these skates. Comparable to the APX and Total One NXG, the new Mako skates will retail for $799.99.
The Easton Mako skates will be available at your local hockey store on March 15th, 2013. If you’re looking to pre-order, head over to PureHockey.com today where you can reserve your pair. Be sure to use coupon code HOCKEYWORLD on your order to save 10% on select products.
Drop us a line in the comments and let us know your thoughts on the new Mako skates! Would you grab a pair of these skates which are heavily inspired by MLX? Or are you more likely to go with a different brand? How do you feel about the design on the Easton Mako skates?
Easton Mako Skates