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02-11-2009, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DungeonK View Post
The general preference I see people gravitate to is Vapors for narrow feet and One90s for normal or wide feet, and I found it to be true in my own personal case last year shopping for skates. Could be a thinner width sole, could be better arch support, I'm not really sure, but I have narrow feet and couldn't get the One90s to fit right pre-baked (supposedly they can form to most anyone's foot through baking due to the zero negative space gel in there, but I wasn't gutsy enough to put down the money on their claim and risk being disappointed), whereas the XXXX were like putting on gloves.
I bought a pair of Vapor XVI's back in November and I've had all kinds of problems with them. I'm thinking it's because my foot is slightly flatter than normal as there is pressure in the area in front of the arch. Of course, it had been more than ten years since I had bought a pair of skates, so I was going blind...but now that I know and that I'm seriously wanting to take up hockey, I now know what I need in a skate.

The only other thing that's eating at me now is whether or not I should get the Supreme ONE75 as a dead beginner. I like the Bauer line and the look of the Supreme series, so do you think stepping up the width to an EE would be a good idea with the Supreme? I wear a 10-1/2 skate and my Vapors are a D width...or should I try a different brand? I tried on a pair of CCM Vector 06s, but was told that they would be too stiff for me as a beginning player. I also tried the Graf Supra 301, but I couldn't afford them. Any and all advice would be helpful.

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