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Toronto design firm creates vintage inspired ice skates

Retro Canadiana shows no sign of slowing down as a design trend in Toronto, as shown by our ever-burning appetite for rustic-chic furniture and blanket-print everything. It stands to reason, then, that eventually, some designer would finally turn a nostalgic eye toward that most Canadian of items, the ice skate. Toronto firm Jacknife has created a prototype for a sleek leather-booted model that takes its cues from skates of old.

The design, which calls for full-grain leather, aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and rose-gold plating on the blade, would make a unique addition to the modern sporting goods market. After all, as Jacknife's Mike Kelar told Dezeen, "recreation ice skates are bulky, poorly constructed and lack style - they seemed to be positioned as cheap beginner skates." Though the design is just a concept for now, the company appears to be moving to put them into production. Snag a pair of your own, and you'll look pretty (wait for it) sharp.


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