The 2022 CCM Tacks hockey skates are now available, and Pure Hockey has all the information you’ll need to purchase a new pair. CCM continues to improve the Tacks skate line with cutting-edge features and a bold new design, providing high-quality skates for every type of player, from those who skate once a month to those who hit the ice every day.
The Tacks skate is traditionally CCM’s mid-profile skate for players with mid-volume foot dimensions, but CCM now offers a new fit system so you can purchase skates based on performance rather than just fit.
The new Tacks skates come in Tapered, Regular, and Wide fits in the AS-V Pro and AS-V models, and Regular and Wide fits in the AS-590, AS-580 and AS-570 models. The two lowest models, the AS-560 and AS-550, will only come in a Regular fit. If you’re unsure what fit would be best for your foot, or you’re looking for an accurate measurement and assessment, check out our guide on How to Fit Hockey Skates or visit your local Pure Hockey store.
CCM Tacks AS-V Pro Hockey Skates
The new CCM Tacks AS-V Pro skates are built for power and performance. The all-new “Power” model of CCM’s one-piece boot offers players a lightweight, comfortable, and flexible feel that can be customized to your foot shape. This fit system, combined with the replaceable tongue, will give players a skate that fits their foot and style of play.
The AS-V Pro’s one-piece Power boot, an upgrade from the AS3 Pro model, is engineered for the modern power skater looking for explosiveness without restrictions. The carbon composite wraps under the boot, meaning that energy is no longer lost or absorbed by a glued and nailed outsole, but instead is now transferred directly through the boot and to the ice.
The Tacks AS-V Pro skates also feature CCM’s new Powerflex tendon guard with carbon, designed to improve your range of motion for fuller strides and increased skating power.
For comfort and protection, the CCM Tacks AS-V Pro features a thermoformable core, giving you a personalized fit and a super-lightweight boot. The TotalDri Pro+ liner with polygiene helps eliminate moisture and secures your foot in the boot, preventing sliding and increasing energy transfer. Finally, the multi-density foam pads wrap anatomically around your foot to provide optimal comfort and a customized feel.
As another new option for the 2022 Tacks line, you can now choose which runner you would like for your skates: CCM’s Step Blacksteel, Step V-Steel, or Step Steel runners are all available options.
With these new features, the CCM Tacks AS-V Pro is designed for the players who skate at least four or five times per week, or any player looking for an extremely comfortable skate with top-level performance benefits.
CCM Tacks AS-V Hockey Skates
The CCM Tacks AS-V skates are a great option for the player looking for high-level performance and comfort at a lower price than the AS-V Pro. The AS-V model features the all-new “Power” one-piece boot and the asymmetrical toe cap for the same customized fit and feel of the higher-end Pro model.
The AS-V skate has a lower stiffness index than the AS-V Pro, but still offers a flexible boot and a thermoformable core to improve the fit and help with skating performance. The AS-V model also features CCM’s interchangeable XS Tongue.
The AS-V’s one-piece Power boot, also found in the AS-V Pro model, is engineered for the modern power skater looking for an explosive stride without sacrificing mobility. The carbon composite wraps under the boot and allows you to efficiently transfer energy directly onto the ice as you stride.
The new Powerflex tendon guard and multi-density ankle foam pads on the AS-V skates add comfort and protection without sacrificing mobility. The Powerflex guard improves range of motion for fuller strides and increased skating power, while the memory foam pads wrap create a snug, anatomical fit.
The CCM Tacks AS-V skates also feature a thermoformable core for a personalized fit in a lightweight boot, while the TotalDri Pro liner with polygiene wicks away moisture and helps to secure your foot in the boot.
Also like the AS-V Pro model, the Tacks AS-V skates come with a choice of runner, with CCM’s Step Blacksteel, Step V-Steel, and Step Steel runners as the available options.
As another premium skate, the CCM Tacks AS-V has all the features you’ll need to enhance your skating and overall performance on the ice. This model is built for the player who skates at least three or four times per week, but like the AS-V Pro, this option can benefit any player at any level who is looking for a high-quality skate at a great value.
CCM Tacks AS-590 Hockey Skates
The CCM Tacks AS-590 hockey skates offer some of the same features and materials used in the top-of-the-line AS-V and AS-V Pro models, but at a lower price point that will appeal to players looking for a mid-level skate with some higher-end performance benefits.
The Tacks AS-590 skate features CCM’s one-piece boot with thermoformable core, providing a custom fit and a more direct energy transfer for more powerful strides.
The AS-590’s replaceable asymmetrical dual-layer tongue provides increased protection and comfort. As with the higher-end Tacks skates, you can switch out various tongue inserts to either increase or decrease the inner boot volume to get the best fit.
The Tacks AS-590 also features CCM’s Powerflex tendon guard and multi-density ankle foam pads. The Powerflex guard improves your range of motion for more powerful strides, while the memory foam pads wrap anatomically around your foot to provide a comfortable, customized feel.
The CCM Tacks AS-590 skates come with a choice between the Step Blacksteel, Step V-Steel, or Step Steel runners.
The interior of the AS-590 features CCM’s TotalDri Pro liner and a molded CCM Ortholite Ultralite footbed. These features combine to offer a comfortable, secure fit and keep your skates light and dry throughout the game so you can maximize energy with every stride.
CCM Tacks AS-580 Hockey Skates
The CCM Tacks AS-580 hockey skates are another mid-level option, with fewer high-end features than the AS-590 model. The AS-580 is still a great option for someone who skates a few times a week and wants some performance-level features but at a much lower price point.
Some of the features in the AS-580 that are also found in the AS-V Pro, AS-V, and AS-590 are CCM’s one-piece boot with thermoformable core, a replaceable tongue, the Powerflex tendon guard, and memory foam ankle padding. As with the higher-end models, the AS-580 skates offer a personalized fit and excellent range of motion for powerful strides.
The AS-580 skate comes with the XS Stainless runner, which provides a long-lasting edge for sustained performance.
The interior of the Tacks AS-580 skate features CCM’s HD Microfiber liner and a molded Ortholite footbed. These features make for a comfortable, lightweight skate that allows for an optimal transfer of energy on the ice.
New in this year’s Junior size, the AS-580 features CCM’s ADPT sizing insert that allows your skate to grow with you, adding two half-size increments below your actual skate size. This option is ideal for young players who are growing quickly and don’t want to grow out of their skates too soon.
CCM Tacks AS-570 Hockey Skates
The CCM Tacks AS-570 hockey skates have some impressive features for a lower price point skate. The AS-570’s are a great option for someone who skates once a week but still wants some higher-end bells and whistles.
The AS-570 skates include CCM’s one-piece boot, replaceable tongue, and thermoformable core, also featured in the higher-end Tacks skates.
This model comes with CCM’s Speedblade XS holder, allowing you to quickly change runners without missing a shift.
The interior of the AS-570 skate features CCM’s HD Microfiber liner to wick away moisture, and a molded Ortholite footbed for comfort and security in the boot.
The occasional hockey player will love the AS-570 skate — it has some features found in the high-end Tacks skates and offers some significant upgrades over the entry-level models, all at an affordable price point.
CCM Tacks AS-560 Hockey Skates
The CCM Tacks AS-560 hockey skates are designed for recreational players or players who are just getting into the game and want a reliable skate at an affordable price point.
The AS-560 skate boot is built with a 3D-injected system: this ergonomic boot shaping system, which was also found in the previous generation, provides both comfort and durability to stand up to the rigors of the game. An HD microfiber liner adds another layer of durability, while also providing an element of comfort.
The Tacks AS-560 skates have a 7mm felt tongue with added foam for top-of-the-foot comfort and protection against stray pucks and slashes. It also does a nice job preventing lace bite. The CCM footbed is designed to give the player both support and comfort in the foot. The AS-560 also features CCM’s Speedblade, a non-replaceable stainless-steel blade with an elevated holder for an increased attack angle.
As with the AS-570, the AS-560 skate offers the ADPT sizing insert in the Junior size only. This insert allows you to add two half-size increments below your actual skate size, so younger players can “grow into” the skate.
The AS-560 is a well-built and comfortable option at a great price point for the occasional player and the hockey newcomer, with all the features you’ll need to perform out on the ice.
CCM Tacks AS-550 Hockey Skates
These Tacks AS-550 hockey skates are designed for the recreational or new-to-hockey player who wants a reliable skate without breaking the bank.
The AS-550 skate is built with an ergonomic boot shaping system, along with an HD microfiber liner for a nice combination of durability and comfort.
The AS-550 skates have a 5mm felt tongue with added foam for top-of-the-foot comfort and protection against stray pucks and slashes. The footbed provides support and comfort in the foot, while CCM’s Speedblade is a non-replaceable stainless-steel blade with an elevated holder for an increased attack angle.
Designed for the recreational or beginning player who may skate a few times a month, the CCM Tacks AS-550 skates carry the history and traditional fit that has become synonymous with the Tacks line of skates at a very affordable price.
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