Best equipment for those on a budget
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10-18-2010, 10:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
whao, buying skates online without prior fitting experience is risky. If you get them and they don't fit, you're SOL. Then again, you shouldn't go to your LHS and waste their time by getting something fit and going off to buy it online.
If you're a beginner, it's common knowledge that you will not experience the full performance capabilities of a top-end skate. Many people recommend going middle-of-the-line with perhaps the X:30, or One60. However, at that price, if they fit, go for it.
With fit being the problem here, the U+ Pros have a very narrow arc to the sole of your feet. It's hard to describe, but if you have a wide foot, you're generally going to find them too narrow, even on EE width. Best bet is to perhaps find someone who has a pair and try on the general feel.
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