If you’ve played hockey for any length of time you’ve come to the conclusion that, while there are many skates to choose from, finding the perfect fit is not always a simple task. That’s no longer an issue. With major leaps forward in 3D imaging and 3D printers, getting a pair of perfectly fit custom skates has never been easier.
True/VH has been offering custom skates to consumers longer than anyone else. Utilizing a 3D scan of each foot via iPad and scanner, a 3D model of your foot is made and the skates are built around them. Each pair is made by hand to your specifications in Winnipeg, Ontario. A real favorite among players and, in particular, goalies.
Earlier in 2018, CCM leaped into the fray. The methodology is similar to TRUE with a major difference being both feet are scanned at the same time and the scan also includes the bottoms of the feet. Much like TRUE, a full custom skate option is available. The game changer with CCM is the ability to get scanned and have a set of stock CCM Tacks AS1 (player or goalie) custom pressure molded to the 3D model at the factory. When the skates arrive, they are ready to go. This is the fastest, most straightforward path to custom fit skates.
Most recently, Bauer added the ability to use their existing 3D Skate Lab technology to allow customers to order full custom skates. With the MyBauer custom skate you get scanned, choose your skate family, then customize from there with your choice of tongue, facings, lining, and steel. You even get to add your name and # to the tongue.
So there is no need to suffer through sore feet anymore. Call or stop in and let one of our custom skate experts review your choices and walk you through the whole process from scanning to skates!