|Player Profile||In a game where fractions of a second matter, the Mako skate is designed to optimize natural movement in a way that translates to increased speed.|
|Heat Moldable||Full upper|
|Quarter Package||PU (Polyurethane) casting molding process|
|Heel Support||Texalium Heel Counter|
|Ankle Padding||Thermoformable Foam|
|Lining Material||Lightweight Moisture Wicking|
|Tongue||Thermoformable Molded Foam and Felt with Metatarsal Guard|
|Footbed||Ultra thin, Lightweight, Non-slip|
|Outsole||n/a (one-piece composite bootform)|
|Runner||ES4 Stainless Steel - pre-profiled, 9ft radius|
Skate Weights are determined using a size 8.0 regular width senior skate, a size 3.0 regular width junior skate, or a 11.0 regular width youth skate.
Easton Skate Sizing Chart - Senior
|US Shoe Size||7.5||8.0||8.5||9.0||9.5||10.0||10.5||11.0||11.5||12.0||12.5||13.0||13.5|
|EUR Shoe Size||39.0||40.0||40.5||41.0||42.0||42.5||43.0||44.0||44.5||45.0||45.5||46.0||47.0|
|UK Shoe Size||7.0||7.5||8.0||8.5||9.0||9.5||10.0||10.5||11.0||11.5||12.0||12.5||13.0|
Actual Shoe Size as determined by a Branock Shoe Sizing Device. Size information listed, is directly from the manufacturer.
I needed new skates last year. I got these on clearance in August 2016. I play about twice a week in adult beer league. I noticed after a game last night that the boot is separating between the heel support and ankle support. Of course only a 90 day warranty, which is long gone! At first, I was greatly impressed on how well these skates felt and how much better my skating was getting (I'm a fairly new skater.) Now I'm quite upset that I HAVE to buy new skates in less than a year because of the poor craftsmanship of these skates. No wonder Easton no longer makes hockey equipment and sold the rights to Bauer.Review by Matt (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Also, I have a quite large foot, so finding Bauer or CCM skates that fit is hard to find.
Skates were delivered on time, so off to a good start. They were on clearance so price was steeply discounted, another plus. I am a size 14 shoe so I was worried 12.5 would not be be big enough, but as soon as I put them on I realized size was perfect. 3 for 3 (delivery, price and size) so far. I am a new skater and have played on them 3 times...no lingering foot pain I heard so much about for new skates. I would recommend these to anyone. Kudos to hockey monkey too. ThanksReview by Pfree (Posted on 5/20/2017)
Love that the skates are very light, not sure what some people are complaining about being heavy. I had the Mako from the start. I love Easton skates! Mako are the second pair of Easton skates I ever love. Awesome skates! I just wish I could get another pair of the Synergy 1500C.Review by Threat (Posted on 9/22/2016)
i got these skates threw school... wow! amazing skates!!! they are so comfortable and when blocking shots, if you take one off the foot it doesn't hurt... great skates!!!Review by penguinroy98 (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Awesome first pair of skates that I can say felt like they do something for my skatingReview by Dan hardy (Posted on 7/24/2016)
From being baked for 16min really forms to your feet . No brake in period!! Big plus
I play in men's league B-league feel it has helped my game big time! All I can say is WOW!! Worth the money!!
I have only about 4 hours on these skates now, but they are definitely the most comfortable "new" skates Ive ever worn.Review by B Team Hero (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I have a long but narrow, low volume foot. I wear a size 14 shoe and ordered a size 12 skate. Fit is good, I probably could've gone down at least 1/2 size more given the mold-ability of these skates but stuck with the 12. Fit is very "hard" and awkward prior to baking the skate. The baking process is easy though as is relieving any individual hot spots after a preliminary bake. The skate gives such a good wrap around the foot after its baked it almost feels like you dont have to tie it. This wrap and solid heel lock can also make it difficult to slide your foot in and out of the skate. Thats a small price to pay for the solid and secure fit while on the ice though.
Transitioning to the skates forward pitch was not difficult though the different stance was noticeable. It feels unusual while thinking about it during warm up, but once the puck drops you dont notice. I feel like I can turn much harder and tighter on these skate than my last pair. I would imagine a lot of that is due to being able to dial in a precise fit and not having the sloppy extra space found in most skates. As for being able to skate any faster...maybe slightly, but no extreme difference.
Bottom line...I would definitely buy these again. The comfortable fit alone is worth it. There was zero break in time, and I no longer suffer from foot pain during and after games. Many people question the durability of these skates. I have no reason to believe they wont hold up (I do take care of my equipment though unlike a lot of others). They are priced high but no higher then other top tier skates and less then the APX2's that just dropped. I plan to use these skates for many years getting my money out of them.
When I first tried them on I didn't even think I needed to get em baked, but after doing so, they felt even more comfortable! They fit like sneakers, are very warm, and I had no issues with the forward pitch of these skates. I noticed that I glide better on the ice in these and I'm a bit faster in them. I'm coming off of Bauer one100's and I had pain in those. I get a lot of compliments about them too. Definitely worth the money in my opinion. (college hockey player)Review by Lee (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I play high level hockey, post college. Played D1 college hockey. Initially I liked the concept and the fit. As I began to use them I was mildly impressed with the skate, but after about 5 skates I starting realizing how great this skate really is. It took a while because having been used to ridiculously stiff skates for so many years I was trained to skate a certain way with certain restrictions. Now I realize I can do things that I couldn't do in less conforming skates with restrictive features. With anything there are tradeoffs, but what you give up for what you get with this skate are incredible, and as far as I can tell the only thing you're giving up is what you're used to get something that is better than what you are used to. You just have to prepare yourself to get used to these skates but it won't take long.Review by Big D (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Fact: In the past several years not much has changed in the skate boot-technology wise. Finally, a company has taken the next step with this skate. The hybrid boot (my description) has given us the best of both worlds. A skate that is not made like a ski boot (stiff). This skate fits like a running shoe, but provides the skater with plenty of support to perform even the most demanding maneuvers required in our sport. In many ways, this skate will allow the skater to outperform the competition. You have a much better feel for the ice with this boot and your edge control will improve greatly, allowing the player to be able to do things on the ice he/she hasn't been able to do or found difficult before. I am blown away with this skate, how it feels and the performance is unmatched. Here's my prediction: Other manufacturers will adopt this type of technology, it's too good for them not to. This skate is flat out the best offered on the market today.Review by PowerForward23! (Posted on 7/24/2016)
these skates are ok. the concept and fit is nice but the overall boot construction is lousy. first off the skate is pretty heavy conpared to other skates in the price range but this is mostly due to the new steel and holder. The tendon guard is far too flexible and filmsy and the way they make the boot wrap around your foot is way too close fitting at the top of the foot giving it some odd pressure points. its a good concept and a decent skate but not worth $800.Review by mcdangles (Posted on 7/24/2016)
i think it was just a bad skate and lots of other people i talked to said the same thingReview by victory honda AAA (Posted on 7/24/2016)
If you have an odd shaped foot or ankle, these may be the skates for you. I came from some old CCM skates which were one of the few skates that fit my foot with a narrow heel and ankle. My old skates were boiled and vacuum fit to my foot for a prefect mold. I tried some Bauers, sold them, got fit for Graf and soon got rid of them and almost gave up until I found these. They're very narrow and thermoform unlike any other skates on the market. It's true they feel like a running shoe and like an extension of your foot. I stepped out on the ice with them and had almost zero adjustment. They just felt right. The standard blade and holder with a 9' radius feel like a Bauer, so if you like the Bauers, you should feel comfortable in these.Review by CLS (Posted on 7/24/2016)
When investing money into a 800 dollar product you clearly expect results. I was a "Bauer Boy" prior to buying these skates. They are light,responsive, and fit like a glove around your foot. When they say "every bump on your foot will be in the boot after you bake them," they are 100% correct. The element of constantly being on your toes, creates a great response during starts. Also, the runner which is higher than a typical skate causes tighter turns in corners, and finally, my favorite feature about these skates is the flexible tendon guard, its responsive, meaning that you really feel it moving when you skate, which causes a greater extension in your stride, which ultimately leads to more speed. Overall, if you have 800 dollars to spend, and you are a competitive player looking to get the most of your skates. I highly recommend these skates.Review by Dan (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I picked up these skates after using the Buaer APX skates. I had no problems with my APX's but the day I went to get new ones, as soon as I put the Makos on, I knew they were the ones. As soon as you bake them and put them on, they honestly feel like your wearing sneakers.Review by Jay (Posted on 7/24/2016)
These are also very protective. I have taken multiple blocks with these and I feel little to no pain. Most of the time I don't feel a thing. They took literally one practice to get use to, and I had no pain in my feet unlike my old APX's that took about two-three weeks until my feet did not hurt in them. Your edges just feel outstanding in them. There is so much more mobility aloud in these skates. My strides actually feel longer, and I am definitively feeling faster on the ice.
Not a lot of people have the Easton Makos so it gives you something that makes you look unique. These skates are for sure worth the $800, and I recommend them to all high level hockey players.
These skates feel amazing I have never felt this much comfort from a skate, the speed I get from these skates are unreal. I used to use bauer before these and I was nervous to buy Easton but really glad that I did.Review by Dalarious (Posted on 7/24/2016)
My first time on the ice with these skates was amazing. The fit was perfect and extremely comfortable. It was unbelievable that the mako skate would be that comfortable. The only problems i had was adjusting to skating backwards but that was fixed within seconds. And the arch that foot-bed gave me was a tad bit too high for my feet so it cause a little discomfort but that went away after an hour of skating.Review by Sly (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I was so excited to buy the latest and greatest skates on the market at the time. I waited for the Mako's to come out and bought them. Took a few weeks to break in but were great. Best skates for the first month until the broke down. First the blade holder cracked and broke off after taking a mediocre slap shot off of it. It was replaced because of the warranty. Then after a couple months I noticed my left skate was a little wobbly and I could not push off effectively like before. After closer exam I saw a small crack in the inside bottom of the boot. No wonder I could not push off, the blade was wobbly because when I pushed off it would give a bit I called Easton warranty and they said if it is a boot issue it is only covered for 90 days. Wow for $800 you would think they would cover it for a year. I only had it for 5 months. DO not ever spend this much money on skates ever again. $200-$300 range would be better. Save yourself from heartache.Review by Habsolutely (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I have had groin trouble for years. Since using these, no groin trouble at all. You skate so much more a natural position that it makes you a better, faster skater. The flex in the correct place improves your'e skating. I will never go back to my baur vapors again. Takes very little time to adjust to the skate.Review by Buck (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Broke three pairs in 4 months, all in different areas. Saved up a whole summer for these, and they broke the first time I used them. Wanted the APX2s really bad also, and now I wished I would've got those because they are the real deal. Now I need new skates again, and I'm taking the hit for them.Review by PINES (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I bought the Mako a little over a year ago. Expensive skate and thought I would have a skate that would last me for several years. I play once a week in an adult hockey league. After purchasing them I was impressed with the comfort and performance. Last week when playing, the entire skate boot separated from the foot bed area. Catastrophic failure. Contacted Easton and they will not replace as they have a 90 day warrantee on the boot. Your kidding me, pay big bucks for a skate and it barely lasts a year. Don't spend your hard earned $$$ on this skate due to its POOR quality.Review by AZdentist (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I made the switch from an old pair of EQ40 skates, that had been worn through, to the Mako. It was an easy breaking in period, they were light, and I felt I had good speed with them. Until the day came i walked into the locker room between periods to learn my skate was starting to separate from my boot. About a week later the skate was useless , spent a lot of money on a skate that lasted me six weeks. stay away.Review by Dangle'Os (Posted on 7/24/2016)
my son D-man entering U16 has wanted these skates for over a year. HM had them to the door in 4 days for under $275. Bake, sharpen and practice skate in 24 hours, tier 1 tryouts 24hrs later...made final call-backs. Only used 7 times last week so must reserve comments on durability. increased speed and agility over the the worn out bauer 1.7's (1.7's had excellent durability).Review by Boss Hogg (Posted on 7/24/2016)
This skate is hard to get on my feet. The thing about it fittin your foot, the top of the skate when I put it on it scrapes my skin off. When I finally get them on my feet are killing me and I can't skate well. Other than that it's a great skate.Review by The bobby jim (Posted on 7/24/2016)
If you are a pro do not buy these skates, the problem is well known. They change skates in Europe but no one takes responsiblity in US. I do not blaim Hockeymonkey directly, its Easton (manufactor) who should take the responsibility forReview by DANNY (Posted on 7/24/2016)
the poor quality! Allthough selling poor quality cant be good for business!
Bought these (expensive) skates for my son who plays high school hockey. He loved the feel and fit, but big mistake. After a couple of months, rivots holding skates to the boots came out and I have had to replace all of them. Very cheap construction, I expected much more for the price I paid and from the Easton name. Hope he can make it through the rest of the season until we can get some new skates.Review by Ex Easton Buyer (Posted on 7/24/2016)