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Offline cameocooper

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Skate Sizing issues
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:17:50 AM »
I currently skate in Edea Chorus skates, which I have had for about 2 years, which are still in very good condition, with just cosmetic damage.  Due to some on going medical issues (Iwon't go into) I have lost about 25 pounds (I know some people wish they could) but my skates seem too wide for my feet now, I am struggling to hold my edges, and holding my landing.

I know skates can be stretched to accommodate slightly wider feet, but does anyone have suggestions on making skates narrower. I have already heated the skates up, and tied them tight and let them cool, but they still feel very loose.

Or should I just bite the bullet, and buy new skates, even though these ones are no where near breaking down.
 

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Re: Skate Sizing issues
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
You're probably going to have to bite the bullet. I've had to do this once before and am about to have to do it again for the same reason. There is really not a lot you can do to fill out big boots. Even with extra insoles and padding, it's not going to feel as secure as what you're used to.

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Re: Skate Sizing issues
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 01:45:55 AM »
I used to have boots that were a half-size too big. No amount of padding or tightening could make me stable. I ended up buying new boots, and selling my old ones.

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Re: Skate Sizing issues
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 12:16:04 AM »
Two things that may help.

1.  Thicker socks. Try hockey socks?

2.  If you have a very skilled tech they may be able to add some leather inside where needed to snug it up some.
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Re: Skate Sizing issues
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 02:15:39 PM »
I'll send you a link to my skate modification page - basically you probably just need to make or add a new insole - you could even try adding a pre-made insole from the local dollar store on top of what you have, or cut one out of cardboard or other material, or add a little tape or foam. It's not a big deal to do it yourself.

If pushing up your feet into the slightly smaller area that is higher up isn't good enough, make your new insole wide enough to bend up and rest against the sides of your feet. It's really easy.

Especially since the length of your feet probably hasn't changed much, so your old blades and blade placement are probably good enough.

If you continue to skate with the boots unmodified, you could conceivably injure yourself, especially since you are jumping.

The one advantage of buying smaller boots would be that they would be slightly lighter.

If you have "insensitive feet" which have can't sense excess pressure points, you might want to consult a podiatrist (or other foot specialist) who has pressure-sensitive devices to help you make sure everything fits correctly.