The CCM Jetspeed FT475 SR Hockey Skates are a performance level skate. Here at The Hockey Shop we know some of our customers value a combination of comfort and graphic appeal. If this falls into your ballpark, the FT475 skates are the ones for you. The FT475 offers many of the same features as the FT485 in a more affordable package. The One-Piece Boot is a standard across both models as well as the CCM XS quick release holder.
Skate Fit Profile
CCM has followed suit within the industry and made their skates more accessible to different foot profiles. CCM has moved away from the standard D, EE widths, and restructured their skate profiles into tapered, regular, and wide options. The new system fits are a result of the most common shapes amongst the 3D Scan system introduced a couple of years ago. The Tapered fit will be most similar to the previous Jetspeed fit, whereas the Regular will be most like the Tacks line and the Wide most like the previous Ribcore skates. That being said, at this price point level, the Jetspeed FT475 will only be offered in the Regular and Wide fit options.
Boot Construction & Stiffness Profile
The quarter package in the FT475 consists of a one-piece boot. Previously CCM only offered the one-piece boot in higher end models, but not anymore. By allowing the material to be one cohesive boot, players get more direct energy transfer from foot to skate, and a closer fit to their feet for faster strides.
The Jetspeed boot will continue to embrace the middle stiffness level amongst CCM skates. This promotes a hybrid between speed and agility to maximize overall quickness on the ice. On their stiffness level index, the FT475 resides at 140, coming in between the Ribcore index around 130 and the Tacks index of 155 at this respective price point of skates.
The tendon guard continues to offer flexibility to increase the overall range of motion of the boot. The tendon guard flexes slightly forward and back to not limit your stride strength.
Liner & Internal Padding
The liner in the Jetspeed FT475 is the HD Microfiber liner. This performance liner is moisture-wicking which keeps your feet dry and your skates light. The liner is also high resistance to wear, which increases the lifetime of the boot while still delivering major comfort.
The internal padding features memory foam to provide a comfortable wrap around the fit and to optimize the comfort of the skate.
The tongue on the FT475 comes with a 7mm replaceable asymmetrical felt tongue. It also offers a reinforced layer down the middle of the tongue for added comfort and protection.
The CCM Ortholite footbed in the FT475 is a lightweight insole to provide maximum comfort and support for your arches.
The Jetspeed line continues with the tried and true standard eyelet lacing system.
Steel Runner, Holder & Blade Profile
The stock steel will be the XS stainless steel. This blade provides a long-lasting edge for long-term performance.
The CCM Speedblade XS is mounted on the FT475 skates, offering the sturdy quick release system that has become a staple amongst the top end players around the world.
The graphic on the CCM FT475 is quite similar to that of the FT4. The flashy but clean black red and white pattern will have the skates sure to be noticed.