Thread: Advice: Skate Tieing Issue?
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05-07-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Malarowski View Post
It's higher up than that. Mid-shin roughly, basically where the boot ends it pushes into my leg when I lean into it. I also noticed that I seem to push into it when pushing with my skate going forward. Basically all pressure rests on that, instead on the sole of my foot.
You are tying the top eyelets too tightly, and the tendon on the front of your shin will become inflamed to a point where you will not be able to skate:

When tying your skates, tie them snugly all the way up, then before tying the knot, flex your foot all the way forward, take up a bit of the slack, then tie the knot at that point.

You need to give your leg room to flex forward when you skate, and tying them the way I've described should still allow the skate to lock in your ankle. If it does not - the skate is not a good fit.

Also, the laces should be tied outside in, not inside out like a sneaker or dress shoe.

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