Boot question

Discussion in 'Moves In The Field' started by Sit_spin, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Sit_spin

    Sit_spin New Member

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    Hi! I have been skating off and on for several years (I took some time off from skating in college, and I just started skating again a few weeks ago). I recently realized that my boots and blades need to be replaced, because they're completely worn out. My skates have always been a bit big on me, and I've compensated by wearing two pairs of thick socks. I really want to be able to stop wearing those socks. I have a narrow heel and ankle, and a average width toe. What brand(s) of boots would be good for me? Which brand(s) should I avoid?
  2. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Some boot makers make "semi-custom" widths, where you can get a narrower heel and a wider forefoot. That could be something to look into.
  3. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    It really depends more on what kind of skating you do, as well as your foot type, for what brand is best. Contact a good boot fitter in your area (you should never, ever be wearing thick socks in your skates :eek: ) - maybe ask a coach at your rink?
  4. Synchkat

    Synchkat New Member

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    I always had narrow feet and wore Wifa skates because they fit on the narrow side, especially in the heel. I am not sure if Wifas are available many places nowadays. I am currently wearing Jacksons but will be shopping for new skates this spring. So I might have more info in the spring. :)

    I would go to your local skate store and get fitted properly. There are all sorts of measurements they can take from the imprint of your foot on your current insole. I had this done in my teens and ended up with skates about a size smaller than what I was wearing...my brother went down 2 sizes!