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07-03-2006, 09:46 PM
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A lot of new skaters start out in skates that are too big for their feet. If a skate is too big, it can increase your pronating problems. You want your toes to just lightly feather the toecap of the skates.

Your best bet would be to go to a local hockey shop and get fitted. Even if it costs you a little more, you really can't put a price on a perfect fit. Also, as someone mentioned, your shop will bake and sharpen your skates for free if you buy from them.

If the 1052s are indeed a good fit, baking them will make them less stiff. they are able to be baked (I used to wear the same skates). I have a hunch that they are a little too big for you, but it is just my guess.

A general rule of thumb is that high end skates are stiffer than mid and low end skates. There are exceptions of course.

Good luck, and welcome to the greatest sport in the world!

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