Bont was founded in Sydney in 1975 when Inze Bont, a recreational speed skater decided to fiberglass the back of his leather speed skates to gain more support. From there, the innovations just kept on flowing. Bont was the first footwear manufacturer to use exotic material like fiberglass in 1974, Kevlar in 1986 and Carbon Fiber in 1989, and the first to use heat moldable resins and thermoplastics. Bont invented heat moldable boots, and was the first company to make skates where the blade and frame could be adjusted on the boot. Bont was also the first company to use lace covers, no void frames, velcro, and aerodynamic skates. From their humble beginnings they have grown the company into the world’s largest producer of hand made speed skates. They now sell their skates in 56 countries around the world. Their dedication to innovation, quality, and service have kept them at the forefront of the skating scene since their conception.