Powerslide Icon Lite
lightest standard boot on the market
One of the most decorated high end speedboots. The many world titles speak for themselves, train hard, stay focused, your Icons will do the rest.
HEAT MOULDABLE100% Carbonshell with 6K carbon outer layer
- SSF upper construction; 3-D anatomical padding; WDS Microfiber lining;
size 36 with 165mm mounting standard
We reduced the shell of the new Icon racing shoe to the minimum to reach the maximum performance. The shell is made of 100% carbonfibre material. Strategically placed unidirectional carbonfibre layer as well as Kevlar reinforcements enhance the stiffness of the shell. We kept the 6k carbon outer layer of the Icon shell for two reasons. First of all 6k carbonfibre has 2 times more fibers per squaremeter than regular 3k carbon and therefore improves the stiffness and stability of the shell which means you have a better power transfer. And the other reason is that it just looks cool and different. All Powerslide and Core Racing shells are heat mouldable due to a special epoxy that is used in our shell construction. SHMR is also known as Super Heat Mouldable Resin which enables us to heatmould the boot at any spot of the shoe as many times as needed.
Our aim was to minimize the weight of the Icon boot in order to optimize the performance. Our PU nanoleather upper material is soft but very strong and resistant. We took out some reinforcement materials to make the upper even more lightweight and flexible to create a Second Skin Fit (SSF) as this outstanding material wraps around the foot like a sock. The boot is very low in the ankle area following the request of top athletes. The high quality microfiber that we use for the inside lining is very strong but yet soft to the skin for a nice comfy feeling.
Our new 3D anatomical padding is placed strategically around the ankle and tendon area of the shoe to assure the most secure ankle and heel fit. The new Poron padding is not taking away space inside the shoe where you would need it, but fills up the empty spaces to give more comfort and control. Poron Urethans were originally designed for medical purposes to provide custom foam cushioning and comfort which is essential. We chose a slow recovery urethane for our racing shoes – a unique custom contouring material. This material rebounds slowly when compressed, which results in a custom fit during each use. Features of Poron are:
- shock absorbing to protect against impacts
- breathable to keep feet dry and cool
- maintains cushioning for maximum performance
- lightweight and flexible for continuous comfort
This makes the boot more comfortable than any other boot.
To ensure a good fit the Icon skate uses waxed laces and a “Icon” micro adjustable ratchet buckle, which holds your foot perfectly in place and giving the skater a nice supportive and safe feeling, which is needed to optimize the power transfer.