Viking Marathon 1
A full grain (cowhide) leather long track boot. The pre-formed non-thermoplastic cup is is built up from a combination of glass and carbon and is manufactured on the M last. The inserted ankle piece is of stretch material. The steel blade is made of a carbon steel alloy and is spot welded in the tube. The tube is provided with a wet varnish coating.
The best you can order de leather boots one size smaller then your normal size. This will give you the best feeling with the ice.
All long track boots, leather skates and combi skates will be deliverd sharp and ready to skate.
Split croupon Lining
Split leather has a ground top layer (the nap effect). It is characterized by an increased grip while retaining it’s comfort.
Solid and supple aniline leather. This heavier quality leather is very strong and has minimal stretch. In the course of time, the leather becomes softer, that contributes to the fitting form. The leather is impregnated, making it water-repellent and durable.
In recent years, long track boots and skeeler boots are being made on the basic of a so called cub. The sole and counter (heel reinforcing element) has become an integral part at the cup. In contrast to the traditional long track boots, in which the contrefort is glued to the sole. The cup determines to a high degree the fit of the shoe and consists of several layers of fibre reinforced plastic, which are hardened under pressure and increased temperature to form a whole. The way in which the fibre reinforced plastics are applied, with a thermosetting or thermoplastic resin, can give certain properties to the cup. Properties that make the long track boots stiffer, more flexible or shapeable in certain areas. The cups, which are unique and which are made in the Netherlands, are still owned and produced by viking. The production method has been perfected through the years. For the different cups, three sorts of thermosetting fibre reinforced plastics (Glass-, Carbon-, Aramid fabric) are used and one sort of thermoplastic material in different thicknesses.
Last shape Medium
The medium lasts is in its entirety wider than the narrow last. The Marathon I, Mid, Marathon special and Marathon thermo are made on this last.