More Control – Greater Sensitivity

CONTROL AND SENSITIVITY

Akiko SuzukiFor skaters the feel of the skate is paramount to their performance.
The better the fit the greater the control.
Edea skates are designed using the latest materials and technology to maximize that feel.
When you wear Edea boots for the first time, you’ll feel a brand new sensation, a natural control of movement that is thanks to the combination of design and material that give the skate a lower profile.
sottopiedeEdea skates are made with a fiberglass and nylon insole. These modern materials allow more of the force generated by the skater to be transmitted to the blade increasing power, increasing the feel and increasing the control. They also allow for the thickness of the sole to be reduced thus lowering the centre of gravity and giving the skater even more control and stability.

In addition to a lighter stronger sole that gives more power and control the reduction in height has allowed Edea to re-engineer the fitting of the boot to ensure the foot and sole are perfectly in contact ensuring superior performances. This also allows skaters to perform deeper edge leans.

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All the design improvements increase stability allowing the skater greater control of the edges especially during step sequences and dancing. In a sport where millimeters separate success from failure these innovations give Edea skaters the edge.
All these features ensure the foot is stable in the shoe so giving the skater extra confidence.
It also  means that the laces don’t need to be over-tightened across the upper hooks and can be left looser allowing for greater flexibility and range of movement.


STABILITY

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As well as the shorter distance between the ground and the foot which lowers the centre of gravity Edea’s unique heel design further adds to the stability in the boot.
The specially created wedge shaped heel helps to distribute the weight more evenly.  The curve on the heel also increases weight distribution, allowing the heel to be in contact with over half the insole   giving the skater a sense of oneness with the ice. This is especially true when landing from a jump – where the superior stability gives greater control over the edges of the blades enabling the skater to change steps rapidly.

flamenco_ice_taccoAll Edea heels are integrated with the insole to provide greater feel with extra screws providing a further safety measure.

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TWIST
Old fashioned skates flexed under the strains of competitive skating eventually twisting out of shape.
Extra weight through steel bars were added to prevent this torsion.
Edea have engineered their boots with a modern Nylon and Fiberglass insole that makes them resistant to this torsion and lighter for the skaters as no other inner support required.
The modern engineering has allowed Edea to design the shoe so the foot can still bend slightly to match the position of the blades.
The lightweight honeycomb structure also reduces the vertical compression on the sole and ensures comfort for those long skating sessions.