In this review, we are going to be checking out the Tour Volt KV2 skate, the new beast out there on the market. Also, take a look at other great inline hockey skates for recreational and professional players.
Tour Volt KV2 Hockey Skate Review
Starting from below the boot, we have an upgrade in sizes 5 and up because this is where we see the Cyclonium wheel. It offers better durability and grip than the magnum that we do find on the 3 and 4 skate sizes, but also on the KV4 hockey skates.
On the senior version, we have 280mm wheels in the rear and 276mm wheels in the front, so this gives you a really nice angle of attack.
It’s a great option for those hockey players who really need quick starts and quick cuts to keep ahead of their competition and make sure they’re in the rearview mirror.
Inside, these have Bevo 9 bearings, which offer a player great glide and some good durability, all sitting in the fuse split wheel chassis.
The injected outsole offers some pretty good stiffness for an intermediate level of play, but as we get into the boot, this is their injected composite bionic boot, so this is really the biggest upgrade from that KV4 into this KV2.
Because it’s such a big jump in stiffness, it’s going to give a hockey player more power through each stride, but also, over time, it’s going to resist breaking down, so you don’t have to replace them as quickly.
Because it is fully thermo-formable, bake these at home so that you can get that nice, personalized broken-in feel. The boot’s anatomical accuracy will only enhance this feeling. So a really good job they have done, and then a big improvement from Tour hockey skates in the past.
Continuing with durability, these have anti-abrasion pads where wear and tear typically occur on the outer and inner portions of the boot.
As far as comfort is concerned, we do have some extra foam at the collar of the skates. With the stiffness that we find in this KV2, it can tend to want to rub against the ankles a little bit, so this helps to fight any of that discomfort.
There is an adjustable or flexible tendon guard that allows hockey players to get that full stride extension, so they can get every ounce of power out of every stride.
We have the Accu-Aire Lightweight Tongue, and we really like how thick the foam on the inside is because this adds a lot of impact protection from puck slashes and prevents any lace bite from happening.
Also, we like how thick the felt is, how it has a very pro-level look, and how it feels super comfortable right out of the box, so it’s going to help keep you protected too.
In the liner, we have Sensor Fit Pro Liner, another big upgrade from what we find in the KV4 roller skates. Obviously, it has some pretty cool aesthetics to it. It’s very comfortable and has a pro-style design that does a great job of wicking away moisture to keep your feet cool, dry, and locked in all game long.
They upgraded the internal ankle pads, as these are memory foam pads that help to wrap around the natural shape of the foot and keep you locked in so you’re getting every ounce of power you put into your stride. They are extremely comfortable and they mold very well to your feet as you go ahead and bake them.
Last but not least, we’ve talked about durability a couple of times but at the upper eyelets, this is where wear and tear usually occurs on the inside of the boot. Therefore, with an investment like this, Tour wanted to make sure that you get a skate that’s built to last a long time and that’s what they did here with this extra reinforcement at the upper eyelets.
For the fit profile, the entire Volt line is a medium profile fit, which fits a vast majority of skaters out there unless they have a super narrow or super wide foot so through the forefoot and the overall volume is a nice standard medium profile.