Depending who you ask, pond hockey (also known as shinny) has varied history and folklore – but what we do know is that its origin dates back to early Navajo Native American culture. In those days, it was played with up to five hundred players on each team on fields that spanned the length of multiple villages. The sticks were made from wood, and the puck was whatever they could get their hands on – a knot of a tree, whale bone, you name it.
Our friends up north popularized the game, and the first documented pond hockey rules were created by a group of Canadian college students in the late 1800s. But all rules aside, its allure has always been in its simplicity and sense of community – all you need for a good time is a solid crew of friends, a stick and skates, a puck, and a frozen pond to play on.
We took nostalgic details from the days of yore and reimagined them for the modern trail. The Vintage Pond Hockey Collection has skate-inspired features like hockey laces and rugged tumbled leathers, but the boot is built on the comfort, performance, and durability of the 10061. So what does this mean for you? It means a boot rich in heritage that will move you through the colder months ahead in modern style and comfort.