The Jackson Ultima 5200 Elite Ice Skating Boot features a 20% weight reduction over traditional Ice Skating Boots. Carbon fiber sole is lightweight and resists water for easy maintenance. The sole is also torque is torque resistant and provides a non-slip blade mounting surface which helps shock absorption. Pre-punched ankles offers luxurious comfort while recessed soft foam pads hold ankles in place for a better fit and snugness. Boot features a soft collar which is non-irritating for Achilles tendons. Antibacterial lining which is made of perforated microfiber which allows for better air flow and eliminates unwanted odors. Angled hooks and set back lace holes allow the foot to stay secured for better stability and control while eliminating lace bite. The tongue is molded covered with soft edges which reduces irritation at the ankle bones and instep.