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09-18-2010, 02:34 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Originally Posted by
The Wheeled Winger
So after having skated a few times on my skates, I'm still having problems with tightness around the ankles (or rather, the lack thereof). While my purchased skates are 2329392832 times better than the rentals, I'm just not quite able to get them tight enough around my ankles no matter how tight I tie them.
Part of the problem is my shoe size is a 12A. Yes, I walk on skis. My skates are 11.5D (length is fine), and I honestly haven't seen any skate slimmer than a D at that length. The Missions were the best fitting pair I happened to try (that was in my price range).
I wear double socks, and it helps. Should I try triple socks? What can I do to get a more secure fit around the ankles?
When you bought the skates did the person selling you them heat up the skates and then make you wear them for 15 minutes super tight? If not get to a skate shop and get them to properly fit them for you. they may even be able to push in the sides for you.
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