Easton made waves with the release of their original Mako skate. With the help of Olympic speed skater Dave Cruikshank, Easton brought us a boot with a unique fit and feel unlike anything we had seen before. The Mako II remains true to the concept that natural movement equates to speed on the ice. With a lower cut and an asymmetrical boot design, the new Mako II allows for an incredible, uninhibited feel with maximum range of motion, all while featuring a few welcomed improvements.
The Reinforced Carbon Composite Bootform is ultra-lightweight and provides pro-level stiffness and support while allowing the boot’s upper to consist of a relatively soft, Polyurethane Casting; the result is a fit and feel unlike any other boot on the market and a skate that doesn’t inhibit a player’s natural stride. The Asymmetrical design of the Mako II features an inner quarter package that rises 5mm higher than the outer, providing added support in tight turns and cornering. Easton’s patent pending Extendon™ tendon guard provides just the right amount of support while not becoming overbearing or restrictive.
Easton also focused on offering a boot with unmatched comfort. By beefing up the padding along the high ankle area on the Mako II, Easton was able to alleviate the irritation experienced by some with the original Mako boot. A new, woven, hydrophobic liner with microfiber feels smooth to the touch and performs well at wicking away moisture – keeping both your skates and feet dry. A new, upgraded tongue, comprised of felt and HD foam, features additional injected metatarsal protection. This metatarsal injection helps protect against both lace bite as well as oncoming pucks. Lastly, a Tri-Density Ortholite footbed with Moisture Wicking Topcloth is added for a true 360° fit.
The Mako II sits atop Easton’s CXN holder. With an aggressive blade pitch that allows the player to get over the front of the skate and drive more force into the ice, the CXN keeps you on your toes and on the attack. Easton’s ES4 runners come standard with a nine foot radius and consist of the highest quality, stainless steel for long life and great edge retention.
In a market where stiffer seems to always equate to better, Easton is pioneering a new path. If you’re looking for a skate that will work with your natural skating stride, rather than against it, check out the Easton Mako II today!
- Downforce: Aggressive Blade Pitch - Aggressive blade pitch allows you to get over the front of the skate and drive more force into the ice
- Push Direction: Asymmetrical Patterns - Asymmetrical patterns allow the skates to fall in line with direction of travel to generate speed and power through cornering
- Tempo: Active Extendon Guard - The combination of Easton's Extendon guard and deep contour design creates the Mako's unique skating system for unrestricted natural movement
- Liner: Hydrophobic lining works with drainage system
- Tongue: New Multi-Density with injected metatarsal protection
- Footbed: New Multi-Density ortholite
- Blade: CXN