Bont Skates was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1975 by Inze Bont, a recreational speed skater who began using fiberglass to reinforce the back of his leather skates. Bont invented heat moldable boots, and was the first footwear manufacturer to use exotic materials like fiberglass in 1974, Kevlar in 1986, and carbon fiber in 1989. Bont quad skates are great mid-range skates for roller derby and the skate park, combining comfort and innovation.