The Reebok K skate series was designed to maximize power transmission, while providing a customized fit that enhances the skaters stride. The Dynamic Support System, or DSS, is evident throughout the series and refers to the ideal skate construction which optimizes flexibility and stiffness. Reebok uses its proprietary last, designed and engineered to provide stride-enhancing fit accuracy.
The 18K has a generous fit profile, but is armed with the Pump® technology which allows air to circulate around the ankles for great heel lock and a customized fit. The 18K is also equipped with the Skate Lock feature which allows for variability within two separate lacing zones - lower and upper. Reebok uses its Max Armour™ V construction in the quarter. This is a multi-layered package reinforced with metal mesh. The layers are bonded together to create a core that provides support, stiffness and flexibility. The flexion and spinal zones of the Dynamic Support System are comprised of an embedded composite of monofilament mesh that provides additional reinforcement.
This quarter package construction makes these heat moldable, which adds to the already great amount of customization that this skate offers and means shorter break in time. The tongue is made of pro felt with a lightweight EPE foam core and an external molded lace bite protector, designed to minimize tongue twist. It also provides a good amount of forward flex. The 18K has the ventilated full lightweight carbon composite outsole which helps reduce weight in a skate and provides excellent rigidity under the boot thus reducing torque while you skate.
If you're looking for a skate with great customized fit features and very good lateral support, check out the 18K skates from Reebok.