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02-13-2010, 08:57 AM
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Hockey boot guards?

The other night during the Leafs game, the commentators were saying there's a company that's come up with a plastic boot guard. I believe it protects the lower tongue area of the boot.

When playing as a defenseman, on a bad team you'll see a lot of rubber come your way from off the point, through the middle and off the wing.

Taking a shot off your foot f'in hurts! I am just curious if anyone can post a link to these and where to find them?

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BTW: There is a patent filed for this:
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/75...scription.html

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I know they make ankle guards like this:

http://www.torontohockeyrepair.com/c_ankle.htm

The whole boot guard, I'm not sure if they sell those publicly yet. I remember a season or two ago, the commentators on NESN were talking about how Aaron Ward had them. They mentioned that they are only custom made to fit your specific skate and cost somewhere between $600-800 so I think that's pretty out of the question.

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The area I most often take pucks off of is the outside area just behind my toecaps.

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i think kovalchuck uses them
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/...hville_pre%3A1

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This is the one that the OP is asking about:
http://hockey-blog-in-canada.blogspo...foot-news.html

Don't think it's on the market yet...

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The area I most often take pucks off of is the outside area just behind my toecaps.
Yep me too ... the most painful ones are on the inside ball of the foot as there really is not very much there for protection on most skates. The outside hurts lots too as you pointed out.

I could use some sort of shielding either on the outside as you said or on the inside as well. I've never really taken a shot to the tongue that hurt me a whole lot ... I have been lucky I think.

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As I sit here with a bag of ice on my ankle, I'd of given anything to have something like this that covered the inside of my boot right at the ankle bone. Took a shot there this morning off that bone and its a little dark and swollen at this time.

First shift of the game too. If I'd of known we were going to win 8-0 I'd of let the shot go. LOL

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I've been researching and researching and can't find much about them. I saw them at the Lightning v Islanders game here in Tampa. There is probably 10 Islander players wearing them. Hunter, Moulson, Weight and Park all def wore them that game.

I have seen in the past that some players with get some sort of treatment done to their skates like an apoxy type fill on the sides of the boot so that it is stiff as can be. Not to mention, pro stock skates are built like tanks.

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I know they make ankle guards like this:

http://www.torontohockeyrepair.com/c_ankle.htm

The whole boot guard, I'm not sure if they sell those publicly yet. I remember a season or two ago, the commentators on NESN were talking about how Aaron Ward had them. They mentioned that they are only custom made to fit your specific skate and cost somewhere between $600-800 so I think that's pretty out of the question.

That would have saved me a sprained ankle.

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