I have had an issue with pain in the bottom of my right foot. Been to the doctors and a specialist. It is just something with my plantar ligament in that foot. Purely a pain issue and if can I deal with it.
I have issues at times with just normal walking so it is not a skate brand issue for me. Yellow super feet in my skates is the next thing I was looking at trying. Has anyone on here used them?
One thing I did learn is how to tape up my foot. I put 4 strips, 2 a side, of waterproof sweat proof tape in an X across my arch and then wrap plain old 1 1/2 inch athletic tape from side to side from my heel base to just below the ball of the underside of my foot. I have very little pain when my foot is taped, even while skating. Just make sure the tape is completely flat and not wrinkled up in any fashion and that you don't go to high and tape over the ball of the foot as that affects the way the skate fits, at least it does for me for me.
JW, I'd see your foot guy and look into custom orthotics. Granted I know nothing about the stuff but I have the SIDAS insoles which are molded to fit your arches and what not. But I never had pain to begin with.
Honestly I would go check out Mod Squad Hockey and search that place for info on insoles and orthotics. They have a lot of experts on little things like that.
Please don't take this the wrong way. But, sometimes hockey players don't know how to put on skates and tie them up. And without knowing how long you have been skating, even then, some players still have problems.
First: lace the skate up completely without your foot in the skate. Then tie a not at the end of the lace so the lace doesn't come out of the eye. This will also help keep the lace from unraveling.
Second: Then pull all the laces (as best as you can) away from the tongue and slide your foot in. Do not force your heel into the skate. This will pull you tendon at the bace of the neel and you will be out for about a week...or two (this happens once you hit 35 to 40 years of age)
Third: The, once the foot is in, pull the bottom "four" eye laces, so that you can still move the laces up and down from the direction of the toe to the heal with no tention.
Fourth Then pull the remainder of the laces from the "fifth" eye hole up towards your ankle "Very Tight" for ankle support.
90% of the time, the pain comes from tightening the bottom 4 eye laces...too tight. This cuts off blood circulation to the toes which causes the pain in the arch. Try this before you go incert orthotics.
Great advice, but MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WAX LACES. It may seem dumb to some guys who have been playing a while, but I'm a noob and didn't know the difference. I still had cotton laces in my skates and someone suggested for me to get some wax laces to help with my skate pain and tightness. It's amazing how much a good pair of laces will do for you.