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Is there anything I can do to make the toe of the skate a bit bigger?

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01-29-2011, 07:10 PM
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Is there anything I can do to make the toe of the skate a bit bigger?

I own a pair of Graf G35s.

My left foot is about 1/3 longer then my right. The right boot fits perfectly, the left boot, my big toe is squished a bit and it hurts anytime i put pressure on the skate. The front of the boot is just a bit too narrow/small. I ordered them online and cannot return them. It was a sale.

I just need about 1/3", or at least a little room for my big toe not to be smushed.

Is there anything I can do? I don't play competative anymore, and they are just for light pond hockey and leisure skating. They were 500 bucks so i don't want to just sell them off. Thanks.

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Ask your local shop if they can heat it up and punch out the toe box a bit. When I bought my skates the toe box was way too narrow and the guy at the shop punched the rubber toe box out for me no problem while still hot from a baking.

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Depending on the skates but punching out a toe box on new skates is pretty risky. You'll either crack it and be SOL or you won't see any kind of change.

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I've read that Graf toe caps are very plyable when heated. Shouldn't have too much trouble punching them out after a bit of heat.

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Take out the insoles. I do this on every skate i buy. Idk why i just started doing it and i love how it feels

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The toe box cannot be punched. You need to make sure that you have enough toe room when you buy the skates. If your toes are crowded, go a half or a full size bigger.

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The toe box cannot be punched.
Yes, it can. Bake them (or use a heatgun with care? don't recommend this at home) and the toe box becomes pliable. At the very least this works on Bauer skates (my experience.)

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Yes, it can. Bake them (or use a heatgun with care? don't recommend this at home) and the toe box becomes pliable. At the very least this works on Bauer skates (my experience.)
Which Bauers?

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Which Bauers?
It worked for me on Vapor X20's and Supreme One80's. I've taken plenty of shots off my skates and I don't notice any ill effects of punching out the toe boxes.

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