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11-04-2009, 02:32 PM
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I don't get that with my ice skates, but I remember getting it quite often with my inline skates when I was younger, so I'll give my two cents:

The tight laces are putting a lot of pressure on the tongue, causing it to be very snug against your ankle. You mention that you get a lot of bend in your upper ankle when you skate. I would guess that where the ankle bends is where you're getting the rash. Am I right? The lace pushes the tongue, which pushes your sock very snug against your ankle. When you bend the ankle, the sock digs into your skin and causes the irritation.

I would suggest you try two things next time you go out. You said that you wear a thin sock. Is it a cotton sport sock? If so, try something nylon instead. They have special nylon hockey socks, but a pair of nylon stockings work just as well. Secondly, try skipping the second-to-top eyelets when you lace your skates up. This will alleviate a bit of the pressure on where your ankle bends.

Good luck!

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