PROBLEM STATEMENT:
Find a solution for the player to walk with his blade guards on
without them tearing or damaging the skate blades.

In 2015, following a strategic change, Blue Sports no longer had access to a skate blade protector
that users could move around with.

The goal was to create a product with properties similar to a sneaker.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTION:

Rubber shoe soles under a blade guard to prevent slipping when moving.

Built from the base of the Platinum blade guard, an outer sole was added to allow for off-ice travel.

The first technical drawing of the prototype was completed in March 2015. During that year,
several prototypes were developed and tested until the TREK blade guard was released in 2016.

Produced in a shoe manufacturing facility, the Trek blade guard has an outsole with all
the characteristics of a shoe sole. A fusion of vinyl acetate and rubber, the TREK’s outsole is non-slip

RESULTS & QUALITY REQUIREMENTS:

Today we are at the 3rd generation, and it is now a category in the market,

An improved version of the blade guard, the TREK NEXT GENERATION was introduced in 2019.
Flat insole, more absorbent lining, wider cut strip. This is the version that is now available on the market.