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12-28-2013, 07:51 PM
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Ankle gel?

What is the purpose of ankle gel?

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for blisters

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From your skates being too stiff?

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possibly, it's usually because it doesn't fit perfectly and your skin rubs against the skates which develops blisters and bone spurs over time. put gel pads over it to keep it from getting worse.

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possibly, it's usually because it doesn't fit perfectly and your skin rubs against the skates which develops blisters and bone spurs over time. put gel pads over it to keep it from getting worse.
Alright, I saw someone purchase it at Pure Hockey today and was wondering what they are for, I was thinking of buying some because I just bought new skates and figured they were going to help me break the skate in, but I didnt buy it.

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you don't need it unless you start experiencing pain, breaking in shouldn't be too bad if the skates are the right fit, baking helps.

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I bought new skates last year, and a couple months in I started experiencing a very sharp pain on my right ankle. It was so painful that I had to sit out awhile to get it better. Think the injury is called lace bite. After that I went to the local hockey shop and purchased a gel insert that velcro's to the inside of the tongue. Haven't felt any pain since. Love them.

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I had pain when I was trying them on in the store, but I just put the skate on, the pain is gone. I'm guessing it's because they finished melting around my foot or something.

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