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Reebok 20k Ice Hockey Skates

The all new Reebok 20k ice hockey skates aren’t scheduled for release until April 2012, but we have a sneak peek below. The Reebok 20k skates will continue to use the Reebok pump technology, as well as the lace-lock system. The skate looks real sharp in black and shades of grey, with a much more subtle Reebok symbol on the boot that blends in nicely with the color scheme.

Reebok’s 20k skates will use a new Dynamic Support System, or DSS, to help maximize power transfer. This is done by creating an optimal balance between boot flexibility and stiffness. This will effectively take place in two areas on the boot, the spinal zone and the flexion zone. In the spinal zone, the heel and back of the skate, composite fibers were wrapped at ninety degree and zero degree angles to support the players heel and help keep it in place. In the flexion zone, the composite fibers were placed at a forty-five degree angle to help enhance forward flex as the player takes each stride. To help further increase energy transfer, as well as improve durability, Reebok has reinforced the Reebok 20k quarter package with metal mesh.

As I previously mentioned, the Reebok 20k skates will utilize Reebok’s Pump technology. The Pump has been used for several Reebok skate releases now, and is still considered by many to be more of a gimmick or source of frustration. When functioning properly, the pump should work to fill gaps between the skates padding and the players ankles, thus creating a better fit and helping to keep your foot locked in place.

Another new feature to the Reebok 20k skates is the flexible tendon guard. It is designed to improve agility by giving the skater a greater range of motion. This is something Bauer has done on their Supreme skates for some time now, but only recently has it become more widely adopted.

Quickly running through the remainder of the specs on the new Reebok 20k skates, you’ll find the quarter package is still constructed of Reebok’s Pro Armour IV materials. It contains strategically reinforced areas which will provide additional support and stability. The dual zone liner will be part tacky nash and part clarino. The tacky nash will help keep the foot locked in place, while the clarino will help keep the foot dry. Reebok’s 20k skate will continue to use a combination of pro felt and EPE foam to create a tongue which is comfortable and provides good protection. The outsole on the Reebok 2ok skates will be lightweight carbon, and low-profile as well. The carbon will help maximize energy transfer, and the addition of vents in the outsole will help keep the foot dry.

What are your thoughts on the new Reebok 20k ice hockey skates?

Reebok 20k Ice Hockey Skates

Reebok 20k Ice Hockey Skates

Reebok 20k Skates

Reebok 20k Skates

34 Comments

  1. Kendal Grove

    September 29, 2011 at 5:41 am

    My buddy plays over in italy and goes through 3 pairs of skates a year. The crazy part is, he only plays 50 games a season. Not very reliable. Will see if the 20k are any better. If it was me, i’d buy the Bauer APX or Total One’s. Much more reliable.

    • Sam

      February 20, 2012 at 5:34 am

      my friend had total ones and took a shot to the outer side and it just cracked and cut his foot open

  2. noah

    November 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    How can i get a pair…. ive been wearing the 11k’s for 2 years (3 pairs within that time frame)…. I NEED THEM.. HOW COULD I GET THEM

    Thanks

    • Matt

      November 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

      You will have to wait until next Spring when they are released, unfortunately

  3. buddy mrowka

    November 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I would be easier to buy the total ones or the APXs instead of the reebok 11ks if the APXs and total ones werent $799.99!

  4. Kyle

    January 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    will there be 20k gear

  5. Bardown Matt

    January 16, 2012 at 2:50 am

    pure dirt , by the way apxs are to stiff they never break in 7.0′s are better.

  6. Kyle

    January 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    is it for narrow feet?

    • Benja

      January 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      There’s supposed to be a new heel-fit for narrow feet

  7. roger

    January 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    is there a 20k reebok hockey stick coming out

  8. Drew

    February 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I’m getting them this march from a reebok sponsor for 600. Lucky me!

  9. Andrew

    February 5, 2012 at 12:13 am

    how are these skates going to be in terms of width, i currently have total ones sized 6 EEE will this be of similar width or the same??? p.s. the skates i currently own are customed

  10. jacob

    February 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

    is it going to be in junior?

    thanks

    • Matt

      February 16, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Yes, it will

  11. Pavel

    February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Is it possible to get them in white and how

  12. will

    February 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    i want these but the is bullcrap about the apx and total ones forget about them go and buy the god dam 20k’s all said

  13. jordan

    March 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I got a demo of them today…nice skates buy them

  14. Matt

    March 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Whata the avg retail price going to be and what will the warranty be?

    • Matt

      March 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      It’s looking like the 20k skates will retail for $799.99 in the US. Warranty will most likely be the standard skate warranty.

  15. Abraham

    March 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    will they come with the scaloped blade or the solid steel because you’d think theyed come with the top reebok steel not seen in the pics

  16. Tony L

    March 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Not gonna lie.. looks like another piece of reebok trash. These should proudly carry on the title of worst fitting skate in the industry. Cross layered composite fibers to lock the heel? How about using a 2 piece quarter construction to create a heel pocket instead of just stuffing the achilles channel with padding? Oh, I forgot, that would raise their overseas margin’s by .10 cents a pair..

    • James

      March 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

      First of all, 11Ks were not made overseas….anyone who knows skates is aware of that. Secondly, a lot of single piece quarter skates have great heel pockets, I know people who LOVE the fit of Reebok skates and others who HATE it. It all comes down to personal preference or the shape of your feet. Educate yourself before making stupid comments.

      Thank you

    • martin

      May 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      as far as i know i ve never heard of a rbk bump, about bauer?

  17. James

    March 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hopefully these will last a little longer than the 11K’s did. Two pairs of 11k’s split open at the Reebok logo.

  18. Ron

    March 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    What is the difference between the 2 models— 20K’s and 18K’s————–??
    I had 11K’s and the boot cracked……without receiving any type of shot…..

    Need to know difference between 2 new skates…

  19. au0614

    March 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t know for sure but I imagine the difference between the 18k and 20k is the same difference between the 10k and11k which is weight (11k were slightly lighter) and where they are made (11k were made in Canada directly)

  20. 090909

    April 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    These skates would look and be much better without the pump the pose a problem and I think that ontop of all that the pump probably ads weight as well. As someone who has played hockey for 15 years I would be willing to bet that if they removed the pump and upgraded the liner to something along the lines of what bauer has done they would sell a tremendous amount more.

  21. Jesse

    April 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    My son has always worn CCM and wants to try the Reebok skates. Does anyone forse any issues with that change? Also, what is the major difference bewtween the 11k and 20k junior skates?

  22. Albin

    May 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Are the 20k skates comfortable?
    I will maybe buy them next tuesday:)

  23. Bobby

    August 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    so sick i have them and i love them so much

  24. Mike

    November 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Got the 20k’s in white. Love them so far. Similar in weight to the 11ks, but I had to switch the holders to Tuuks with ls2 blades.

  25. jim

    December 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I have a pr of 9k’s and play once in a while since I had them(3-4 yrs) .The toe cracked and separated at bottom and side. Skates at that price should not”break”. Reebok is an inferior product and will go back to CCM or Bauer. This outfit should stick to a product they know best.

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