First of all, hi. I'm new here. (am I totally blind or is search not available to new members? i would have searched to see if such a topic was already opened in the past, but I don't see a search button) I went to a specialty store yesterday to buy me some skates as I want to start taking lessons. It seems really hard for me to figure out which ones will end up (after they stretch and what not) being the most comfortable for me. But right now I wanna ask about the rise of Jacksons vs Riedells on the ankle. Jackson - higher, Riedell - lower. Is it just a matter of personal preference and comfort or are there other things to consider about that?