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 9K has a generous fit profile, and incorporates the Pump« technology which allows air to circulate around the ankles for great heel lock and a customized fit. Reebok uses an embossed synthetic PU in the quarter. It still offers a decent amount of lateral support for this price point, but keep in mind that it is a bit softer than the higher end Reebok models.
The flexion and spinal zones of the Dynamic Support System are reinforced with non woven fabrics. This quarter package construction makes these heat moldable, which is a nice added feature at this price point and will help reduce your break in time. You'll find a 2-piece felt tongue design with a synthetic overlay for additional lace bite protection. The 9K uses a low-profile injected outsole, which is common construction at this price point. The fact that it is vented is an added value.
If you're looking for a skate with the Pump« technology and other added features at a real value, take a look at the 9K skates from Reebok.