The Marathon GTO 2022
The Marathon version of the GTO allows you to choose a speed-skate setup for long distances.
The GTO model has been a pillar in the Adapt line up since its original release in 2016.
The model has evolved over time, but has stayed true to its original values; fast, responsive and beautiful, a true representative of the 'GTO' badge.
Inspired by the Superleggera, all 2022 Adapt models now come with a replaceable heel/ankle lining piece. The lining piece ensures a better fit for the ankle, prevents pressure points from the cuff area and can be replaced when worn down, expanding the lifetime of the skates even further! The lining piece is fully heatmoldable at lower temperatures and even forms when simply skating it. It can also be removed before heatmolding the shell, to prevent foam compression during more rigorous heatmolding.Although we made changes to the lining system of the skate, we worked very hard to ensure that an Adapt will always feel direct, responsive and comfortable. With the new system, it has gotten more easy to get the perfect fit every Adapt customer deserves.
The tongue has been redesigned with a pressure-dividing patch to prevent lacebite.
The GTO can now be purchased with an optional (removable) 45 degrees powerstrap for increased heel lock (pictured). Especially for skaters with flat feet or a low arch the powerstrap can improve the fit significantly.
Showcasing our new logo in a classic way, the GTO comes with an embossed logo on the tongue and the infamous red embroidered GTO logo on the back of the skate.
The GTO is made with our trusty nubuck 1.3mm leather. The supple but strong nubuck forms to your feet straight out of the box and will only fit better over time. The new lining system is made out of airmesh lining for comfort and an overall great fit. The nubuck, airmesh lining and waxed laces work together greatly to get your skates fitting like a glove. The new optional removable 45 degrees powerstrap can take the fit of your GTO to the next level.
The optional 3d SLS boltprotector (pictured) is mounted on the topstrap bolts to prevent the bolts and strap from getting damaged when falling over. The boot comes standard with a nubuck boltprotector.
The GTO shell is a Hyperskate diolene shell, finished with extra layers of black twill 3k carbon for improved responsiveness and a dark look. Like all Hyperskate models, the GTO features the Quattromount. The Quattromount is the most versatile mount in the industry as it fits both 165mm and 195mm frames as well as the Symetrics Quattro frames. The mount also provides an extremely low centre of gravity, with the wheels as close to your feet as possible.
You can choose between several different setups to create your perfect Marathon GTO setup.
On the one hand we offer the Symetrics Quattro R frames, on the other hand we offer two variants of the Symetrics 195mm Marathon frames.
Unlike regular frames, the Quattro R frame is mounted on the outside of the frame, using 4 M6 bolts. This greatly improves powertransfer and overall strength of the frame. The Quattro R frame is CNC machined out of a solid block of 7000 aluminium and comes in a (front to back) 110-100-100-110mm wheel configuration.
The smaller wheels in the middle make sure you are as close to the ground as possible, which provides stability on longer distances, while the bigger wheels on the outside give you as much speed as possible.
- Wheelbase Quattro R frame: 314,5mm
The Symetrics Marathon frame is available in 4x100 and 4x110 variants. The Marathon frame is CNC cut out of 7075 billet aluminium and features a perfectly centered mount to create the ultimate feeling of control. The completely intact frame walls and triple bridge make sure that the Marathon frame is a super strong and solid frame.
- Wheelbase 4x100mm Marathon frame: 304,5mm
- Wheelbase 4x110mm Marathon frame: 334,5mm
The Hyperskate GTO is completed with the Symetrics Superfast wheels (available in 100mm and 110mm) and the new Symetrics 7-ball ABEC9 bearings.
- Dutch Nubuck v2 leather skin
- Replaceable liner piece
- High density memory foam
- Mysole ‘Hyperskate’ insoles
- Cut-to-size straps, Canadian waxed laces
- Optional cut-to-size 45 degrees powerstrap
- Lightweight, impact absorbing diolene shell and extra twill carbon layers with integrated cuff
- Thermoplastic shell and tongue
- Quattro mount fits 165, 195mm and Symetrics Quattro frames
- Symetrics Quattro R 110/100/100/110 frames
- Symetrics Marathon 4x100mm or 4x110mm frames
- Symetrics Superfast 100 or 110mm wheels
- Symetrics 7-ball ABEC9 bearings
- Optional 3d SLS strap/bolt protectors (pictured)
Skate pictured is a size EU39/UK5.5/US6.0 GTO boot with Quattro R frames, 45 degrees powerstraps and 3d SLS boltprotectors.
Marathon Series GTO Complete
Stock & Production Time
Adapt skates are made to order. This means that after you placed your order, your pair of skates will be made especially for you.
During the pandemic we have struggled with availability of raw materials for our production. We expect that this will still have some impact on our production in 2022.
During high season (april-september) production time is about 6 weeks.
Adapt skates run true to size, in general this means you can probably downsize! Make sure you order the right size by measuring your feet and check out the sizechart here.
For more information:
Watch this video about Adapt sizing.