Aftermarket Skate Footbeds/Inserts
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01-14-2011, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
The insole question pops up every so often here on HFBoards.
The Superfeet yellow insoles for hockey skates have a slightly raised heel, which may be throwing off your balance. A friend of mine got new Grafs the other day (they also raise the heel a fair bit) switching from Bauers and he couldn't stand it. I think he was falling on his face every 5th stride or so.
My skating felt much better the first time I tried them. It was easier for me to do backwards crossovers (since the raised heel was forcing weight to the balls of my feet) and I stopped blowing edges on my left side thanks to my flat arches.
I think it depends on your foot and, probably more importantly, your skating style.
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