For nearly a century, Graf has represented the pinnacle of both goalie and player hockey skates. With a focus on the mechanics of the human foot, Graf strives to create a skate that becomes one with the goalie’s foot.
The Graf Goaler G5500 establishes the next success in a long line of goal skates. Designed in Canada, the G5500 utilizes Graf’s TechLite Composite Quarter panels to create an incredibly supportive base to the skate. This base is complimented by Graf’s legendary AirNet liner with anatomical ankle padding, providing increased air-flow to the foot while remaining resistant to wear. This combination is designed to create the ultimate fit and reduce any foot slippage during game play. A low cut heel with comfort padding alleviates stress on the foot and allows for maximum range of mobility.
The Graf 5500 utilizes a new thicker felt tongue, providing both exceptional comfort and protection. This tongue maxes out at one of the thickest in any goal skate on the market. Lastly, the 5500 utilizes Graf’s new Pro Goal Cowling, allowing for interchangeable blades and a more aggressive attack angle than ever before possible on Graf skates.
With a range of fits available in Graf skates, the Goaler G5500 will feature a medium heel width, moderately pronounced heel shape, and medium heel instep depth. This combination provides a broad fit range for nearly any foot style.
Sports Etc Performance To Value Rating– 9 out of 10– One of the better value skates available for mid-to-high end goalies looking for a performance skate.