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Offline maddieonice

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Heels slipping and rubbing on calf?
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:25:16 PM »
Hi,

I am skating in Jackson freestyles in the size 5c, I've had them for a little under 7 months and I had no problem with them until about a month ago.
My heels seem to be slipping (it slips and rubs A LOT more on my right foot than my left) when I do certain jumps and the top of my right skate is rubbing my calf about 2 inches above my ankle causing it to break through the skin, leaving scabs.

Is there anything I can do to stop the slipping and rubbing until these boots break down or until I can afford new skates? (I have tried different lacing techniques and Ive put things in-between the tongue of the boot and my foot but neither of these have worked)

Should I look into getting split-width skates or is it possible that the padding has just worn down?
The pro-shop I go to is being renovated so it is being closed for a week or two but I will be making a trip down there to talk to the fitter once they re-open.

Thanks!  :D

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Re: Heels slipping and rubbing on calf?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 07:39:17 PM »
Did you try a gel tube?  Cut it horizontally in half--one section around the heel and one around the ankle where the boot rubs.

I can say that I've heard of people sanding the rough part of the boot where it rubs against the leg and it helped.  I had the boot rubbing problem and eventually after using a lot of moleskin pieces over bandaids over the leg, my leg toughened up and it stopped.
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Offline sampaguita

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Re: Heels slipping and rubbing on calf?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 11:07:43 AM »
We had the same size and I had the same problem. Turns out I fit better with a 4.5 B. For my next boots though, I'm going to get a combination boot, since the ball area is quite tight.

I taped cosmetic pads to the heel area of the inside of the boot to keep my heel in place. Eventually though, I couldn't do anything about the length, so I ended up buying a new pair smaller by a half-size and narrower as well.