Here we are gonna do a review of the new True TF7 hockey skate. First, look at its True shift holder that’s spring-loaded and easy to use when you use the included tool to pop the steel out. Speaking of the steel, this is their shift stainless steel super high-grade quality with a nice polished finish gonna hold an edge along and also give a hockey player some really amazing sharpening life.
True TF7 Hockey Skate
True Shell Technology
Into the boot itself, this is where we see something that really sets True apart from the competition. This features their True Shell Technology utilizing fiberglass with a thermoplastic.
Now essentially this one-piece co-molded boot provides superior wrap and fit compared to a traditional two-piece. It uses a fiberglass material, unlike the carbon fiber that we see in the True TF9 skates. A little bit heavier but this is really where they save costs and is able to offer so much performance at this price point.
But utilizing that thermoplastic on the inside layer, this truly wraps around your foot like nothing else before it so if you’ve never tried on a true skate make sure you bake it your first time to really see what it’s like to have a custom fit skate without paying the custom price tag.
Now as we get into the tongue, this is another pretty cool feature here as well. It’s a traditionally built tongue nice black 7mm felt on it. Got injected foams down through the center, has a lace bite guard on the top so all these combining to give you a really nice level of protection from pucks slashes as well as lace bite.
In case your tongue breaks down over time, it’s replaceable and adjustable with a velcro insert at the bottom so whether you like your tongue to ride up a little bit to get a little extra nasty flop or if you want to lower it a little bit decrease the internal volume you have that option super easy to use and also very secure.
We can say the exact same thing about the injected tendon guard as the tongue. It’s replaceable so in case you break it, you don’t have to replace the entire skate. Just go ahead and pick up an aftermarket piece. This is fully injected so gives you some really top-notch durability. Hopefully, you don’t replace it but if you have to you can very easily.
The liner this is what they call their black wick nylon pretty dang traditional offers some really nice comfortable fit and feel. It’s going to do a good job of wicking away moisture so really nice pretty standard but we would say it’s upgraded compared to the competition.
Because it does include the anti-abrasion pads up at the top near the eyelets so especially for players that may want to try and squeeze their shin guard underneath the tongue. Generally speaking, this is where the most wear and tear usually happen on the liner so you know with an investment like this, you want to make sure it lasts a long time.
These have dual-layered foams all the way throughout we really like the overall thickness of them because step-in comfort is super big these days and that does a really good job of it but really working with that thermos plastic in that True Shell technology. The foams and that outer quarter package are going to wrap like truly like nothing you’ve had before.
Personal Fit System
We have another adjustable feature that we think is pretty awesome as well. this is their PFS or personal fit system footbed really nice thick layered foam. It’s ventilated to help kind of generate a little bit of airflow keep your feet a little cooler inside of there that way it keeps you locked into place.
It comes with adjustable inserts that go on your arch so right out of the box has a pretty standard may be slightly low arch support but it comes with a medium and a high arch addition. You simply remove the 3m sidings, add it with that tape, and it gives you a really nice easy adjustment for your arch type.
You can even stack them if you have a really tall arch stack the medium and the large so no matter if you have that really high arch or a shallow arch, it’s going to provide that ultimate fit.
Overall, we got to say they did such a killer job with this True TF7 hockey skate. This year really going to shape up the market a little bit offering nearly elite-level performance at a lower mid-price point.