Viking Marathon Thermo Long Track Boots
The boot is manufactured from Kangaroo leather with a built in extra thick ankle piece of stretch material to protect the Achilles tendon when stretching the ankle. In the cup only the contrefort is thermoplastic.
This is the price for boot only!
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.
Extra high quality light weight kangaroo leather. Kangaroo leather retains the shape of the skate. There is little stretch in the leather, so that after tightening the laces it takes the shape of the foot making better contact with the ice. The leather has been impregnated, making it water repellent and stain resistant
The shoe contains high thermoplastic material which, after warming up, is shaped accordigly to the foot. The thermoplastic resin retains its plastic properties and becomes soft and can be shaped after renewed heating. The easily shaped sole provides a perfect fit and additional comfort.
In recent years, long track 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 boots 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 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 Large
The front foot part of this last is widest as compared with the small last. The heel part is equal to the medium last. The Marathon Thermo, skeeler boots and Gold 2005 XBR are made on this last.