The Shotblocker XT is designed for players who wear their skate tongue under the shin pad. This featherweight, durable, energy absorbing guard offers proven protection for the top of the foot where players are vulnerable to be injured by pucks and stick contact. The Shotblocker XT is engineered for performance, convenience and comfort. The middle hinge allows for full movement of the foot while the thoughtfully designed fold-and-fasten system provides players easy access to skate laces.
The patent pending Shot Blocker XT offers what all other products on the market are missing: The ability to skate as though nothing additional has been added to the skate. Weighing only 70 grams per skate, players can play to their full potential and not worry about noticing anything different about their skates. The middle hinge allows for full movement when skating and the material, a high impact modified engineered resin which is overmolded with an energy absorbing thermal polymer means the Shot Blocker XT can even outlast the skates themselves.
The Shot Blocker has been manufactured by podiatrists who are experts in the area of foot and ankle biomechanics. If you feel the product is restricting your movement, you can move the XT up one or two eyelets so the hinge of the XT matches better to your ankle. Rather than starting at the furthest eyelet start one or two up. Drew Doughty has been wearing the Shot Blocker XT for the last 4 years and have any restrictions in his ankle area. The XT isn't restricting your motion unless it has been laced incorrectly.