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04-05-2011, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kritter471 View Post
The first time you buy skates, you should go to a hockey shop and have your foot measured, then try on skates from a bunch of different makers. If you want to wear insoles, bring those insoles with you. Every type of skate will fit a little differently.

I'm a woman's size 9 shoe, so I started with an ancient set of size 7 CCM Tacks. They were huge on me. So I got measured at a store as a size 6 skate but ordered a pair off the internet (I think Eastons) without trying them on. Big mistake. They killed my feet because they were too narrow in the front. Got remeasured (size 5 1/2EE or 6D, with a wide frontfoot that's common in a lot of women) and spent a couple hours at a local hockey store. I found out that RBKs were like... built for me. I tried on a million models and these by far felt the best. The same size in other brands just felt tight or loose in the wrong places.

So just keep trying on skates until you find the right pair. If it's too tight at the toe, I can tell you from experience they're going to be impossible to skate in.
Good information. And the whole toe thing, I bet if they are uncomfortable in the toes then it won't make me want to skate. By the way I'm looking for something as I want to learn to skate. So pain definitely won't encourage wanting to skate lol.

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