The Vaughn GX1 goal skate is ergonomically designed to meet the unique biomechanical needs of a goaltender to achieve maximum performance and comfort. Fuller side counters allow the boot to fully wrap the foot for support. Unique patent pending forward pitch boot allows the goaltender to be in an anatomically correct body position for the quickest movements and increased speed. Wider toe cap gives superior fit and keeps the inner edge and toes from being distorted. This keeps the foot more firmly seated on the foot bed for more control.The ankle area features anatomically correct ankle pockets for a precision fit to allow the foot to stay properly positioned in the boot and prevent heel lifting. Large tongue features a base of orthopedic felt with an Ultra-high density molded inner core to spread lace pressure and a comfort padding to provide cushioning against the instep. Taller side ankle supports are contoured and blend to a rear neoprene comfort color that flexes to allow for increased ankle flex giving greater thrust during a push off. Full carbon fiber outsole gives the boot strength to allow for full power to be applied to the blade without twisting. The boot is lasted and molded under heat so the boot is formed for a precision fit and shape for superior performance and comfort. The shell is specifically designed with an angled inner edge that allows the goaltender to get a more aggressive angle to the ice. The angle functions as a secondary stopping point that allows the goaltender to balance on a flat surface in a half butterfly position providing superior skate control for quicker body positioning. Full toe cap coverage is designed with thicker construction in the high impact areas for added protection. The inner edge of the boot and up to the inside ankle is fully covered by the shell to increase protection which is critical for goaltenders who wear their pads looser exposing more of their foot. The inner edge features two trim lines so the shell can be customized and be trimmed to a lower point to reduce weight for goaltenders that prefer less coverage on the inner areas of the foot. The rear support post is angled so the bottom leg pad strap sit correctly on the post to prevent excessive wear and give a superior support for more pad control. The front post is designed in a V shape so the tie on toe assembly stays properly positioned when tightened and does not fall down giving the pad proper support off the ice. The blade is a stainless steel construction and features three attachment points for redundancy to prevent catastrophic blade attachment failures. The blades front two attachment points are closer together. This increases blade strength and reduces flex providing more power to get transferred to the ice for more powerful push offs and stride.