Ruslan Fedotenko (Tampa Bay, NY Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers)
“I really, really like it! It gives me comfort and also stability. I feel like a stronger skater.”
Milan Michalek (Ottawa Senators)
“I like it! More stability in the skate. Feels more comfortable.“
Tomas Kundratek (Washington Capitals)
“I love the product! It’s really comfortable. It’s really good with tight turns. Great for the feet.“
Paul Gagné (NHL Trainer and Posturologist)
“Better foot contact with the skate. Better short turns and stability. Less tension on underside of feet.“
* NOTE: Elite skaters tested and evaluated the insert based on the following:
0 = much worse with insert, 5 = no difference with insert, 10 = much better with insert. All test elements (Starts, Speed, Stops, Crossovers, Backwards Skating, Comfort) were rated over 5 on 10 meaning they were all better with the insert compared to without it.
Testers skated on a hockey treadmill with and without the inserts. The # of strides taken in a 20 second period were counted under both scenarios. On average, skaters took 40.7 strides without the inserts and 38.7 strides with the inserts. This equals a 4.9% reduction in the # of strides required to go the same distance i.e., more explosiveness per stride = less strides.
The insert comes in JR and SR sizes in order to provide a customized fit based on skate size & model, foot size and desired comfort level.
For more information on sizing & installation, you can refer to the Sizing & Installation Manual or YouTube Video.
The toes are extremely important in generating power and maintaining balance while skating. By stabilizing the toes within the toe cap, the toes essentially become more effective. Starts are more explosive, toe snaps at the end of the stride are more efficient, and balance during crossovers is maximized.
Controlled, quantitative testing showed 5-10% more power being generated with the inserts. This means 5-10% less strides to go the same distance & less energy exerted as well as improved performance.
The vast majority of skaters using the inserts find that their skates are “even more comfortable with the inserts than without.”
Yes. Because the inserts stabilize the toes, there is less toe movement and therefore less chance of aggravating bone spurs or the plantar fascia.
Yes, all major brands including Bauer, Reebok, CCM, Easton, Mission, ITECH and Graf. The inserts also work well in skates such as the Easton Mako that have a relatively low toe cap profile (less empty space).
JR-sized inserts are for skates Y13-JR5.5. SR-sized inserts are for skates SR6-12.5. The JR and SR-sized inserts each come with a thin shim in order to adjust the thickness of the insert, if desired, in order to give a tighter fit.
Your toes should feel snug but comfortable. You should be able to move your toes slightly (about 1/8″).
If there is discomfort within 5 minutes of lacing up the skates, the insert is too tight.
If you can move your toes more than 1/8″, the insert is too loose.
Add the shims included with your packaging. Additional shims for JR and SR inserts can be purchased on-line.
Loosen the laces and pull the skate tongue up and out as far as possible. Ensure that the underside of the toe cap is dry and free of any loose material. Carefully remove the paper backing from the adhesive on the back of the insert. Position the insert to underside of toe cap and press firmly into place. The insert’s adhesive works best when both the skate and insert are at room temperature. See Sizing & Installation Manual or YouTube Video for complete instructions.
In order to maximize the adhesive’s bonding properties, it is recommended that you wait 24 hours after installation before use.
No, the inserts do not need to be removed during sharpening.
It is not recommended to bake your skates once the inserts have been installed. The excessive heat will damage the inserts.
The inserts are designed to remain in the skate after installation. Removing the inserts after they have been installed with the adhesive strip may actually cause permanent damage to the inserts.
Because the POWERFOOT inserts fill up the excess negative space on top of your toes, your skates will be more responsive. Goalies have told us they have “more power in their lateral pushes” and “less movement of the feet when they’re in and out of the butterfly”. The inserts are also make the skates feel “very comfortable”.
In order to prolong the life of your insert, dry out your skates after each use. While drying, maximize air circulation within your skate by loosening your skate laces and pulling the tongues up and out as far as possible. To clean the insert, use a soft cloth soaked in warm water and a mild detergent followed by air dry.
We are so confident in our product that we offer a 100% guaranteed satisfaction return policy. If you are not completely satisfied with your inserts, you may return them for a refund or replacement within 30 days of delivery.
How the POWERFOOT works – by “The Guy in the Habs Socks”
Pro Player Testimonial – Fedotenko Testimonial
Pro Player Testimonial – Tomas Kundratek