I need some new hockey skates. I have a deep instep and am having trouble finding skates to fit me right here in the UK. Luckily I have a work visit to NYC in a couple of weeks and will have a few hours free to go buy some skates. So, simple question:
Where should I go?
Am already planning on a visit to Westside Skate & Stick.
I know Paragon Sports near Union Square has hockey stuff, I only ever bought a stick there though so I don't know how they do skates. I have a friend who works/worked at West Side and I went there for my skates. They were awesome there helping me pick the right skate for my price and helping with the size. They baked them there and punched out the front in one of the boots. They really know what they are doing over there.
Went to Westside Skate n Stick yesterday and came out with a pair of Graf Supra 735. 3,000 miles is a long way to go to a skate shop but they're a fantastic fit, and really good service. Can't wait to see what they're like on the ice tomorrow morning.