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12-31-2009, 03:12 AM
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Breaking in Graf Skates?

Alright so I decided to bite the bullet the other day, and I bought a brand new pair of Grafs. I haven't had a new pair of skates for about 7 years, and I don't remember how it was to break in my old skates.

I had my foot measured and ended up with a pair of narrow 705s, which felt great when I tried them on in the store (especially after being baked in the oven). I took them to the outdoor rink today and found that they were really pinching the widest part of my foot, and it was quite painful to lean into a turn and do a crossover. I skated for about 45 minutes before I left, and my feet weren't very comfortable in the skate.

I was under the impression that when you get fitted for a pair of Grafs, they are almost customized to your foot, and they shouldn't hurt your feet when you skate in them. I expected the skate to be somewhat stiff and still have a need to be broken in, but should there be a period where your feet hurt to skate in these skates? I am worried that I have bought the wrong skate model...Any insight would be appreciated.

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