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01-10-2012, 12:41 PM
The Dark Passenger
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
Metatarsal... instep area? That indicates that the Vapor boot is too shallow for your foot, absolutely to be expected moving from Supreme to Vapor. It causes lacebite and no, it won't break-in and if anything, it will be worse as the tongue breaks down and softens over time.
It's on the bottom of my foot, not the top (ie not lace bite).

Originally Posted by CPAir View Post
I'm experiencing the same thing after recently moving to a pair of X30 Vapors. More so in my right foot. Even though i had them baked i think they just need to be broken in more. I've kept my lower laces a little less tight than the top ones and it has seemed to help.
Thanks for the info!

Originally Posted by droller View Post
What width of skate did you buy? By the sounds of it, you have purchased skates that may be a little too narrow for your feet. A LOT of people completely disregard the width of their foot when buying skates. For shoes, it usually isn't a big deal but skates fit much snugger and don't break in as easily.

I have dealt with pain in the sides of me feet (although mine are the outside, opposite of the arch) since 14 or 15 years old. I have to buy "E" width skates. "D" is the standard size if I'm not mistaken.

You may want to look at buying some insoles for skates that are more forgiving in the arch area? I don't have a clue about this.

This is probably your best bet. While punching/stretching will mess with the foundation and stiffness of the boot, you can't keep playing with that pain.

You can try some different skate tying techniques. You can make it tight in the toes and ankles while making it snug (not super tight) in the middle of your foot. I've never really mastered this... Always feels like my foot is moving around a bit unless I have them tight all the way through.

If this pain is still around after 4 or 5 ice times, you should consider buying another pair of skates because it isn't going to get better. It sucks forking out more cash but foot pain while playing hockey can really take your enjoyment out of the game... nevermind hindering your performance. If you bite the bullet, make sure you have a knowledgeable employee fit you. The old guys in hockey shops usually know their stuff... they live for this game . Tell him your exact problem... you aren't alone!


EDIT: ALL SKATE BRANDS/MODELS fit a bit differently.
The skates are a 7D for size, which was the same size and width as my old one70s. Again, my pain isn't really on the side of my foot, its right on the bottom of my foot behind my big toe.

Thanks for the help folks!

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