Full Tilt Boots on Ice
Yes, there’s plenty of ice to be found on the mountain, and Full Tilt Boots can definitely help you rip through that ice. But this story isn’t about that kind of ice, It’s about ice found in the rink.
Kris Van Hoof was an avid hockey player and coach. He played goalie for his local club and coached a team of young kids. But one day he had a tragic accident at work. He fell nearly 30 feet from a crane and ended up breaking many bones in both feet and ankles. After emergency surgery, he was left with numerous screws In each foot and the promise that he may never walk again without crutches.
But Kris loved sports too much to give up that easily. 14 Months later, after tons of hard work and physical therapy, he was able to walk again without crutches. Being able to walk again without any help was a huge success for Kris, but he wasn’t satisfied yet.
Getting Back on the Ice
Kris had his mind set on getting back on the ice and doing what he loves. However, with so many screws in his feet and a limited range of motion, Kris couldn’t comfortably put his feet back into his hockey skates.
With the help of Kris’ friend, Marc Fransen, Kris was able to try on some Full Tilt Seth Morrison boots. With the helping of a heat-moldable liner and shell and unique flex of the three-piece boot, Marc was able to mold the boot into a shape that was comfortable for Kris’s feet.
Once they had a good fit, Kris and Marc proceeded to mount ice skate blades into the bottom of the Seth Morrison Boots.
Thanks to the unique flex and customization of Full Tilt Boots, and the ingenious idea from Marc Fransen, Kris was able to successfully get back on the ice. He has resumed his role of coaching, and he will be back in net playing goalie again soon.