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05-12-2009, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TBLightningFan View Post
As part of getting in shape... I started playing hockey as I always wanted to. I lost a bunch of weight before and I probably lost 30 since I got my skates. This is causing my skates to have a slightly bigger fit than in the past. As you could imagine, that does not help when learning to skate (especially backwards).

Is there anything any one can recommend for tightening up the fit a little bit? I am going to get a lace puller so I can get them as snug as I can. I am going to try thicker socks, but I do like having the thin socks better. I also hear doubling up socks is a bad idea too.

It sucks because they fit so well when I got them, they still generally feel good... just getting loose to the point of some annoyance.
I use a pair of skates one size bigger on purpose just for outdoor skating because i do not want to get forstbitten like I did once. That isn't an easy time healing on your feet.

I wear an extra thick winter sock like they sell for mountain climbing or winter sports. I then tighten the skate as tight as possible without cutting off the circulation which is done to prevent frostbite from a lack of bloodflow.

Anyway after I get a little sweat going I retighten them and they are perfect. this might work for you or it might not. you mentioned liking thin socks and i have never liked skating with thin socks so the double thick single sock worked well for me.

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