Coming in just below the Stealth RS’s, are the Stealth 85S Ice Skates by Easton. Being that they could easily be mistaken as a twin - not an evil one mind you - the Easton 85S’s combine many of the same high quality features as its older sibling, but bring their own game to the table.
Equipped with Molded Thermoformable Quarter Package, a mouth full we know, this simply means the boot is anatomically molded to start and can be baked to further form the boot to your ankles anatomy. In doing so, this lessens the negative space between your foot and the boot, ultimately decreasing the break in period and helping to prevent blisters.
As we said the 85S’s bring their own game to the table, lightweight injected componentry makes this possible. These skates are lighter than some competitors, giving you the competitive edge in the speed department. Along with being lightweight, the boot holds stiff providing sufficient ankle support. This aids you during quick stops, cutting and cornering, giving you the upper hand on breakaways or quickly digging out of a corner.
Adding to speed, the 85S immediately gives you a quick connection to the ice with low-profile outsoles featuring Dry Flow™. Not only does this outsole let the boot flex slightly with your foot, it also lets you feel every stride, corner, and cut straight from the ice to your feet. Dry Flow™ in the outsole is constantly working to keep your feet dry within the boot, ultimately keeping your foot in place rather than sliding within the boot because of moisture.
Speaking of moisture, we all know back to back game days can be your worst nightmare when your skates don’t dry quick enough. To take care of that Easton has equipped the 85S’s with a quick drying moisture management lining. This lining is specially designed to dry skates faster, which in the end gives you fresh skates to step into before game time and reduces the risk of blisters.
On the topic of comfort, Easton designed an anatomical tongue with integrated lace bite protection that fits snug against the front of your ankle protecting you from shots, slashes, and the ever annoying lace bite.
Identical to the RS’s, rounding out the 85S’s are the Razor Bladz II Holders, designed with optimal height on the heel helping you stay power stance ready, on top of Easton’s aggressive Elite Runners.
Like a younger brother the Stealth 85S’s follow in the footsteps of the RS, just at a more affordable price.