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The Easton Synergy EQ50 ice hockey skate offers a completely new design and fit from Easton’s Stealth line, and a drastically improved fit from the EQ5 skate. The EQ50 skate focuses on a hybrid design to offer an excellent customizable fit while capturing some of the explosive properties offered by composite materials.
A couple of seasons ago Easton started to develop a skate that would offer an accommodating, formable fit in a high performance, explosive package. The first development out of this was the EQ5 skate. The EQ5 offered that accommodating fit, but it fell short of Easton’s expectations in the formable and explosive elements. Easton didn't release the skate and went back to the lab and made key modifications to allow the skate to actually mold to one’s foot, yet still offer pro-level support and explosive power. Which is where the EQ50 skate comes in.
The Synergy EQ50 is built with Easton’s new Hybrid Fusion technology. This technology allows Easton to laminate a supportive, composite outer upper with formable, inner foam. Easton has used their Uni-body construction to mold one-piece of the fusion foam 2.0. The Fusion Foam 2.0 has unbelievable heat moldable properties, to offer a true custom fit. The EQ50 features three key composite embed zones. The side wing embed zones allows for a more responsive and explosive feel, while the embedded flex tendon and heel give a solid stable feel.
As for the out of the box fit, the EQ50 offers Easton’s Ideal-Fit System. This system encompasses the foot with anatomically molded foams. Easton went with molded foams to greatly increase the initial comfort of the skate, and to accommodate foot types that just didn’t fit properly in the stealth series.
The Synergy EQ50 will be complete with Easton’s innovative DryFlow outsole. DryFlow outsoles feature vents, which release moisture and excess heat. This allows the skate to remain dryer which will help keep the skate lighter late in the game. As well, removing excess moisture will increase the lifetime of the skate.
- Model Year: 2011
- Model Number: A147141
- Heritage: Easton EQ5
- Level of Player: Ideal for advanced to pro level of player
- Fit Guidelines: General fit aspects of the Easton boot are medium volume, medium heel pocket, medium across top of foot and forefoot and toe box. Slightly aggressive stance.
- Sizing Guidelines: Easton skates generally fit 1 1/2 sizes down from your regular shoe size
- Quarter Package: Hybrid Fusion Technology
- Combines lightweight, fully-moldable quarters with composite reinforcement to enhance fit while optimizing response and performance consistency.
- Heat Moldable - Proprietary thermo-set flue formulations allow for enhanced comfort, improved comfort and game ready performance.
- Three carbon composite launch zones catapult you forward:
- Side-wing, flex tendon, and heel anchor
- Clarino liner with grip print
- Heel Support:
- Ideal Fit™
- Ankle Padding:
- Ideal Fit™ - Encompasses the foot with thermally activated, anatomical ankle foams
- Tongue Construction:
- Pro molded white felt tongue plus flexible lace-bite protection
- Bio-Dri™ - Easton's proprietary high-end material that wicks moisture away offering a drier better fitting skate
- Dry Flow™ - Perforated footbed allows excess moisture and heat to exit the skate
- Light, stiff carbon composite outsole with Dry Flow™
- Dry Flow™ - Releases excess moisture and heat created during play
- Equipment will stay lighter, stiffer and drier game after game
- Blade Holder and Runner:
- Razor Bladz II - A revolutionary blade system which allows the steel to arc during turns, resulting in faster, sharper, explosive turns
- Elite Runners - High-end stainless steel design with a power tab in the middle of the blade for enhanced stiffness and energy return
- Weight of a Size 9D Skate: 876 grams
- Made In:
Comments: I've worn Bauer my whole life and the EQ50 is my first pair of skates made by Easton. I've read a lot of reviews about how Easton skates are not that durable and the fit is a bit funky, after doing a lot of research on this particular model I took the gamble. For me the switch from Bauer to Easton was pretty seamless and the gamble payed off. I have never had a better fitting or more comfortable skate and that's coming straight out of the box without being baked.
If you are a bigger player like me (6'2"/ 225) you'll love the stiffness of this boot. I actually love the blade holder & steel and it only took me about 5 minute to get comfortable with it. I really think that these skates have helped me obtain a more powerful stride and better maneuverability while turning and crossing over.
I've used these skate two times a week for about 3 months now and i have had zero issues with durability. If you take your foot beds out of your and let your skates dry properly after every session/ game you will definitely increase the life of skates times a million. But If you throw them in your bag after the game and let them ferment with the rest of your equipment, you are going to have some real big breakdown problems. That goes with any skate you buy.
I can't speak for the rest of the Easton line but if you can still find these skates in your size I highly recommend you get them. You can't go wrong with these.
From: Paul, CA
Comments: Great light and flexible skates that allow for quick crossovers and great agility.
From: James, Manfield, TX
Comments: Comments:I bought these skates about 4 months ago and they are great. They took a little while to break in but once they were they feel great, very responsive. They are very stiff and are narrow but I have narrow feet and was looking for exactly that. I can't recommend these skates enough.
From: Seth, TX
Comments: This is a great skate currently at a great price!.. I had been out of the game for several years (seven) until recently where I made a decision to play again. Being a top level junior until the age of 19 when I stopped I had always had a taste for the more complete and top end equipment so I jumped at the chance to grab a pair of these skates
Much lighter then my previous Z-air's
Still "felt" like a pair of easton's and what I was used to
Stiff I'm quite a upright skater so the stiffness was refreshing
Great power transfer I found with just the right amount of flex to
keep things smooth
Lace bite guard worked great to!
Razor bladz2 holder I'm not sure if its just me but felt I was a
little higher off the ice compared to my old skates which I had fitted
Tendon guard is a bit to rigid on backwards flex
nNow this is a important one the Widths seem to be narrow to me so if your bordering the edge of whats commonly known for a D Width for example I'd recommend going up a width size as I to was just a smidge over a "Normal" D width by 2 or 3mm (enough to push out in baking I thought) well I was wrong they look and feel very narrow compared to other players skate who are D width from different manufacturer and thus I had to return them and go up a Width and also DOWN a whole size over my old Easton Z-air's which as a 10 on the label look and feel smaller then the EQ50 at a size 9 on the label
All in all an amazing skate I love (once I got the fit right) and all at an amazing price now, I would recommend them to everyone.
From: Tom, Berkshire, UK
Comments: Decent pair of blades that have held up fairly well for a
couple years now. Taken a few clappers off the toe and laces and the
only damage to both the skate and me has been a bit of bruising and
soreness. Initially the steel was a bit of a pain and I had to tighten
the bolts on the side after every skate, but now they hold fine. If you
wanted to toss on Tuuk holders/steel it's just a matter of drilling
through the boot so the pattern fits. Otherwise, solid, comfortable
skate that holds up well. Definitely recommend baking them a few times
as well to get a nice snug fit.
From: Jack, Ontario, Canada
Comments: These are very well built. Much better build quality than the S12. So
far so good after 20 games. The sizing is about 1/4 size to 1/2 size
larger than the S12. The heel pocket isn't as narrow as the S12 and the
forefoot a hair tighter but the boot is very heat formable. Very similar
to the current U+ series in terms of mobility. EQ50s are a very stiff
skate laterally but it has very good forward flex for how stiff it is.
The boot is very high cut so those that need extra ankle support will
love it. I like the responsiveness of the skate so far and is one of the
most comfortable skates I've worn to date.
From: Roy, Phoenix, Az
From: Kevin, Ft. Worth, TX