The BONT Quadstar Derby Boot is here!
The Quadstar boot breaks the mold of what materials an entry level boot should be made from, and it takes performance beyond most brands high end boots! Entry level boots typically offer a poor fit from a boot made from wood, cardboard and fake leather. The Quadstar boot features a genuine Australian leather outer skin with triple layer protection in the toe area. The base is made of fiberglass so it is extremely strong and the entire boot is heat moldable. The Quadstar was designed from the ground up specifically for Roller Derby AND fits wider feet better in standard stock sizes! Choose High Cut or Low cut. The Quadstar is designed with more quality built-in than many others in this category – at a fraction of the price!
The fiberglass in the boot is made hard by the use of a thermosetting epoxy resin. Resin development is something that BONT has been doing since 1975. Formulating a resin that is super stiff, yet becomes moldable at low temperatures and has a fast cure time is critical for this unique requirement.
Bont boots are manufactured by hand in a process where we build the boot from the inside out by hand laying the fiberglass around the last (plastic foot). This method of manufacturing is extremely time consuming compared to the traditional method of quad boot manufacturing which is done by gluing the upper to the pre made base. BONT's method results in a much stronger and lighter structure.
The Hybrid is made with high density closed cell memory foam. This padding will not deform over time or retain water from sweat or wet surfaces.
BONT Boot Sizing
It's critical to get this part right prior to ordering! This size chart shows the exact size of the foot form or 'last' that is used to create each specific size of BONT boots. As a basic rule, most skaters like their boots to be 3-4mm longer than the last. This allows for your feet to grow in length when the boots are tightened. If you like your boots super tight, then just add 1-2mm but be warned, your toes will touch the end and possibly be scrunched. To find your size, place a tape measure on a flat surface up against a wall. Stand on the tape measure with your heel against the wall. If you use a ruler, take into consideration that most rulers have a gap where there are no measurements. Look down and take the measurement from your longest toe. Then use the MM scale on the size chart to find your size...
Here are some examples of mm sizes and the boot size that BONT recommends:
253mm + 4mm you should order size 6.5
258mm + 4mm you should order size 7
273mm + 4mm you should order size 9
291mm + 4mm you should order size 11
Ready to Order your New BONTS?
If you are confident you have selected the right BONT size for yourself, by this measuring method or maybe you have had BONT boots before or tried a friends on, or tried actual BONT sizing stock somehwere in person (available by appointment at Rollerskatin.ca) then you are all set to order your BONT boot or skate! if you want to doublecheck everything with us to make sure you order the right size please send an email to: CustomerService@RollerSkatin.ca