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Our Story

Two-time Olympian, Two-time Olympic Coach, Olympic Medalist and U.S. Speedskating Hall of Fame member Kip Carpenter spent his entire speed skating career tinkering with his equipment. What could he do to improve his performance, and later the performance of his skaters? With a mind for mechanics, Kip fast became the go-to person for his athletes for equipment checks, tweaks and fits - all the while wheels spinning: how to achieve more speed?

Our Story

Two-time Olympian, Two-time Olympic Coach, Olympic Medalist and U.S. Speedskating Hall of Fame member Kip Carpenter spent his entire speed skating career tinkering with his equipment. What could he do to improve his performance, and later the performance of his skaters? With a mind for mechanics, Kip fast became the go-to person for his athletes for equipment checks, tweaks and fits - all the while wheels spinning: how to achieve more speed?

Never one to be satisfied with the norm, Kip knew the boot industry could do better. And so, after hundreds of hours of experimentation, frustration, grit and determination, Kip developed a new generation of long and short track speed skating boots. And thus, like so many start-ups, Carpenter Boot Company (CBC) was born out of Kip’s garage. 

Fifteen years later, CBC custom boots now grace the feet of many of the top skaters in the world. In 2018, Kip partnered with his brother and fellow Olympian Cory Carpenter and sister-in-law Kristin Carpenter to bring CBC to the stock boot market.

In conjunction with the family partnership, CBC unveiled a new line of disruptive skating footwear designed for all levels of skaters with diverse goals and aspirations. Three CBC models (Element, Genesis and CBC Custom) draw upon a decade of experience as well as the expertise of lead professionals in the fields of orthopedics and aerospace.

Prepare to perform beyond expectation with CBC’s most advanced line of boot technology yet.

CBC Disruptive Ice Speedskating Boot Technology

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Our Testimonials

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“After using CBC custom long track boots for my last few years as an athlete it is great to see the impact the CBC Genesis boots have on the athletes I’m currently coaching. Their stability in their ankles have improved significantly with CBC. We just ordered more pairs for more skaters and we are excited to see the laptimes improve this winter.”
Einar Agdestein
Coach for Oslo Short Track Skating Club and the Norwegian long Track Development Team, Norway
"The Royal Dutch Skating Association ordered 35 pairs of shorttrack skates for clinic use. With an excellent advice on type of skates and quick service we are happy we can now give a great shorttrack experience to our main sponsors."
Anouk Kuiper
Senior Active Manager
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"Upon putting the Genesis boots on my feet, I was in disbelief over the quality, fit, feel and finish. It felt as though I was putting a custom boot on my foot. Can’t speak highly enough of how CBC boots look and feel. Super, super quality. Once I skated on them, I loved them even more!!"
Clay Mull
U.S. Olympic speed skater and Learn to Speed Skate camp instructor, North Carolina
"Our club needed to update its old club boots and wanted a great quality boot, that would last many years and stand up to the rigours of Learn to skate and new skaters starting with our club. We contacted Adam, the CBC dealer in Australia and decided on the Element boot and blade package and I’m happy to say that they are a fantastic quality package, built to last and budget friendly. Do your club a favour and invest in CBC boots for your new skaters and you won’t look back."
Luke Russell
President, Olympic Southern Flyers
“As a general contractor, I believe in always using the right tools for the job. As a father of two competitive speed skaters, I am comforted in knowing that my kid’s CBC boots and blades are the right tools. We are a proud CBC family.”
Jon Derheimer
VP Full Throttle Speedskating Team
"I’m an Australian Masters short track speed skater who purchased a pair of CBC Genesis boots in May 2019. Fantastic!! I’ve skated in a number of different boots since I started in June 2013 but decided it was time to purchase my first pair of boots. CBC was recommended to me by a fellow skater, Russell Collins, after I’d competed in the Masters International Short Track Games 2019 in April. I had contact with CBC’s Australian representative, Adam Zeliff, who was so good to work with. He was very helpful, incredibly knowledgeable and had the boots to me extremely fast. The boots fit like a pair of gloves, even before heat moulding, so now I skate with no socks, I’m much steadier and can feel the ice beneath my feet. If I could only master the technique, we’d be a great combination! I have been recommending CBC to all my fellow racers who are considering purchasing new boots. Thanks for the fantastic boots you have made. Keep doing great work!"
Scott Kiel-Chisholm
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