Bauer has introduced their revolutionary Speed Plate foot inserts which are designed to custom fit to each skater's foot shape. Through a heating process similar to the one used when you "bake" your skates, Bauer has been able to provide a completely customizable footbed. You might think to yourself, "Why so much effort for a foot bed?". The answer is easy. The footbed is as much of a part of the skate as the steel, outsole, and tongue are. Having a footbed that is customized completely for your foot helps promote better balance and stability, saving you energy with every stride!