The main skate choice for pro hockey goalies is True. But instead of going through the process and cost of ordering custom, you must take a look at the new True TF9 goalie skates. The True 1 piece boot construction gives you the feel of a pro skate without the price tag. The 1 piece boot design maximizes energy transfer through your legs to the the skates to the ice better than traditionally designed goalie skates.
A sweet fitting goalie skate, the TF9 features a lighter carbon fiber based boot with the new Shift Attack holder in which you can easily remove and replace the steel runners.
The skates tend to fit anatomically, meaning that they have a medium based fit profile, which will fit a broader range of feet shapes and sizes. True has used their vast knowledge of skates and has made a fit that blends their knowledge base into one fit.
The 1 piece carbon fiber based boot will give you the stiffness package that will secure your feet into the skates and give you the support needed. They tend to be stiffer than most goalie skates at this price level due to their construction and makeup. True has taken the skates to the next level with their TRUEShell technology that provides a full and seamless wrap while reinforcing the high impact areas of the boot.
Placing a new Hydrofoam liner into the TF9 goalie skates that have enhanced moisture wicking and antimicrobial properties. This helps keep moisture away from your feet while decreasing bacteria growth. The added layer of the liner increases your comfort level while decreasing wear.
The lower profile cuff design gives you the ability to take a more aggressive attack angle in your stance without the feeling of being restricted in your movements. The top back of the cuff features a softer nylon/foam based insert that gives you more comfort and less restriction.
A sweet feature is the secure and rigid pad loop located at the rear of the boot that gives you the ability to slot your bottom pad strap through and around the back of the boot, similar to a “Lundy loop” found on most current goalie skates.
Softer memory based foams are able to hug your Achilles and give you more support in the skates.
An anatomical padded felt tongue features a Flex Guard insert that will provide you with more lace bite protection.
The standard foam footbed has well placed vent holes that help wick moisture and keep your feet dry and comfortable.
The TF9 goalie skates do not have an outsole as they are a 1 piece boot construction.
The Shift holder features the ability to quickly and easily swap the runners. The profile of the holder allows you to take a more aggressive attack angle stance as well as increasing the ability to butterfly push without having the skate slip out from under you.
The runners on the TF9 goalie skates are a 3mm thickness Shift stainless steel build, which has become the norm in goalie skates. Do not feel like going into 3mm thickness? No worries as they can be swapped out with 4mm thick blades for a more traditional setup.
For all warranty information, please visit the manufacturers’ websites.