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06-22-2009, 11:15 PM
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Blister problems.

I've been getting very big blisters on the side of my foot every time I where my new Vapor XXXX skates. I've worn them about 5 times already and keep getting blisters. They go away after like 5 days. I have a game tonight at 8:30, any suggestions on what I should do? Ace bandage? I've gone socks, and no socks, no-socks is just brutal. What should I do?

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Soak your skates in the bath with straight hot water, leave them in there for a good hour. Dump the water out of the skates and put a blanket or towels on the floor. Tie up the skates on your feet as tight as you possibly can and leave them on for a while.

It should solve your problem.....If not, then return the skates for a different brand.

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Also, if you don't want to make them form to your feet through hot water/ hair dryer, you could try those gel things that help prevent your feet from getting sore and might help with that too.

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Hot water is not gong to work on that skate, it doesn't work on composite materials. Take them back to the shop and have them baked. That's the first step in ANY new skate these days. Skating alone will not break in a modern skate.

If that doesn't work, you may have the wrong size or may not be the right foot type for that skate.

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you may have the wrong size
That would be my guess as well.

You are most likely getting blisters because your foot is moving around in the skate because the skate is too big.

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06-23-2009, 12:40 AM
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Hot water is not gong to work on that skate, it doesn't work on composite materials. Take them back to the shop and have them baked. That's the first step in ANY new skate these days. Skating alone will not break in a modern skate.

If that doesn't work, you may have the wrong size or may not be the right foot type for that skate.
Yeah. What you have to do is bake the skate and put it on REALLY TIGHT so there's no free space between your foot and the boot. What creates blisters many times is space between your foot and the boot. If you have it too tight, space usually frees up as the boot forms, but if you have too much space, you're screwed.

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06-23-2009, 03:53 AM
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Buy Bunga pads. Put them on top of your blister. The rinks around here have them. It has a picture of a figure skater on the front, but they work.

Also wear nylon socks not cotton socks. Your local hockey store has them.

Never wear cotton socks. I wore some once when I just did some free skating. I got a bad case of blisters. Cotton socks+ice skate=bad news for your feet.

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my skates are size 7 vapor22. (when i used supreme 7000s i wore 7.5.)
i wear a size 10 shoe. i skate with no socks. i haven't had a blister since i can remember.
your feet should be jammed in your skate as tight as possible.i can skate slowly without even tying my laces up. and yes those skates should be baked.

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Panty hose/stockings, you'll never get another blister.

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That would be my guess as well.

You are most likely getting blisters because your foot is moving around in the skate because the skate is too big.
It's not that cause I tried size 11's and they were way too small.

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If you plan on skating on an existing blister, your best bet is one of those fancy bandaids, i think they've been mentioned, they seal on water tight. If you just have a hot spot, or know where you've been having trouble, I just stick a big piece of duct tape over the surrounding area. It's sticky as hell on your foot, but nice and slippery against the sides of the boot. It sucks to remove though, if you have hairy feet like me

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Hot water is not gong to work on that skate, it doesn't work on composite materials. Take them back to the shop and have them baked. That's the first step in ANY new skate these days. Skating alone will not break in a modern skate.

If that doesn't work, you may have the wrong size or may not be the right foot type for that skate.
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If you plan on skating on an existing blister, your best bet is one of those fancy bandaids, i think they've been mentioned, they seal on water tight. If you just have a hot spot, or know where you've been having trouble, I just stick a big piece of duct tape over the surrounding area. It's sticky as hell on your foot, but nice and slippery against the sides of the boot. It sucks to remove though, if you have hairy feet like me
I'd just put a band aid on the spot until they form better. If you havent gotten them baked, then bake them. Either at home or at the shop.

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If you plan on skating on an existing blister, your best bet is one of those fancy bandaids, i think they've been mentioned, they seal on water tight. If you just have a hot spot, or know where you've been having trouble, I just stick a big piece of duct tape over the surrounding area. It's sticky as hell on your foot, but nice and slippery against the sides of the boot. It sucks to remove though, if you have hairy feet like me
They go away pretty quick. I'm think of just Nylon socks and see how it goes, and yes, I've gotten them baked when I bought them.

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It's not that cause I tried size 11's and they were way too small.
I'll take your word for it, but I still have my doubts that you have a proper fitting skate...

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It's not that cause I tried size 11's and they were way too small.
What the hell shoe size do you wear? 15?

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They go away pretty quick. I'm think of just Nylon socks and see how it goes, and yes, I've gotten them baked when I bought them.
Then I doubt the vapors are a good fit for your foot type. A correctly sized skate with the correct fit will not cause blisters at all.

You may have wound up getting a size bigger then you should have to account for width problems when you really probably needed a wide width.

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I tried Nylon socks, and well "Ahhhh," it felt MUCH better. Thanks for the suggestion BrentBreakaway23!

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What the hell shoe size do you wear? 15?
14 1/2.

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14 1/2.
wow... monster. did u have to get custom skates?

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14 1/2.
Clown college is thataway ---->

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Clown college is thataway ---->
That wasn't very nice... but i admit it really made me laugh

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i thought vapor xxxx's were notorious for difficult break in periods? maybe thats all it is

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14 1/2.
Cripes

I thought I had it bad enough with 13E shoe size. My Bauers are size 11-1/2EE and fit nicely.

Good luck with your skate ... and as suggested maybe getting them heat molded if you haven't already is the problem. before my skates were heat molded they honestly felt like a I had 2 by 4s strapped to the side of each skate as the skate material wasn't wrapping around the sides of my feet.

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hahaha. I lol'd. It's okay. It used to look weird when I was like 15 and I was only like 5'11". I grew into it though.

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14 1/2.
You know what they say about people with big feet right?

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