Skate Break In Question
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01-23-2007, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Merida, Mexico
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I'm breaking in some new Vapor 10's. I've worn them for about 3 hours on the ice and my blisters became too much to bare (literally ripped off my skin, 3 weeks later still not healed...ouch!). Anyway, before I get back on the ice I want to wear them around the house for a half hour-hour a day for a few days. I've heard that wetting a sock (damp) and wearing that in the skates when you walk around simulates a sweaty foot and helps break the skates in more. Is this true? I don't want to ruin my new boots by doing something foolish, and though it sounds like a decent enough idea I thought I would double check with you guys first.
Well my dad had a good system for us. He would get us lined up in our skates, wearing the socks that we normally wear and go on the carpet. My mom HATED us.
Stand on the carpet and start "stretching" the skates. Lean one way...lean the other...deep knee bends. We used to do that for an hour or two. Or else we did would tie our skates ULTRA tight...do the same stretches...then loosen them and do the stretches again. We would put on hot wet socks as well.
Also, take them in and get them punched out if its possible to relieve some pressure points.
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