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MLX Goalie Skates Now Available

Posted in Goaltending, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 11, 2011 by prostocknation

 

MLX tweeted a few hours ago about the availability of their goalie skate.  It’s being offered at $549 as an “introductory offer.”  MLX’s website describes the boot as:

These boots are the same quality as one would expect from an
MLX skate, with a few modifications complete for a goalie.  R&D
has modified the shape of the boot and removed the tendon
guard to improve maneuverability for goalies.  These skates do
not include a cowling.

The tendon guard has been ripped off and voila, there you have it… a goalie boot?  At $549 for the boot alone, no cowling, steel or even half sizes (you can’t even try this skate on before you give them your money) so we’re still highly skeptical of this product.  In this price range you can easily buy one of the main stream manufacturer’s top of the line offerings (and yes, it comes with cowlings and your local pro shop probably has it in stock for you to try on.)

MLX also markets these skates as “customs.”  My idea of custom skates were a boot made to the specifications of your foot, not a generic skate out of the box that conforms to your foot.  Hope you all have ovens as well since you’ll be needing them to bake these “custom” skates at home…

 

– M

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Jonas Hiller – MLX Goalie Skates

Posted in Pro Stock, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by prostocknation

Jonas Hiller has been spotted wearing MLX skates as of late.  It’s the first and only goalie skate offering we’ve seen from this company with Mario Lemieux’s involvement.  We wonder if MLX is coming out with these skates or if they’re just a player’s boot wrapped in a cowling.

The player’s skates have been out for several months now and they’ve got guys like Sergei Gonchar, Daniel Alfredsson, Dustin Byfuglien and Paul Gaustad using their product right now.  But for a skate with a MSRP of $799 (currently on special for $599) we don’t know if we’d want to take the gamble and shell out top of the line money for a skate we can’t even try on before buying.  That being said, we did sign up to test a pair of these skates but unfortunately we were not picked.  So to the guys at MLX, if you’re interested in giving us a shot, drop us a line.

 

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– M