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05-09-2014, 09:58 PM
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Skate not as tight around one ankle

Hello all,

For those who have followed my previous posts.. Well I bought new skates and while one fits perfectly, the other is on the looser side of things. I used the Stable 26 socks in my skates and while this helps, it is definitely looser around the ankle still.

As a result of a surgery, one of my ankles is a little thinner than the other one, and there is roughly half a size difference in shoe size as well for that foot.

It never bothered me while skating in HS, but that was years ago when I started to learn how to play ice hockey. After several years off, I recently started skating several months ago again and I immediately noticed the skate fit was off a bit..

Now here's my dilemma.... Are alternatives that do not require purchasing a smaller sized skate for my foot? Should I buy the additional Stable 26 padding that comes in different sizes? Are there shops that specialize in altering the boot? Are there any other products that address this issue?

Or am I better off buying a separate skate even though it is expensive?

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Hello all,

For those who have followed my previous posts.. Well I bought new skates and while one fits perfectly, the other is on the looser side of things. I used the Stable 26 socks in my skates and while this helps, it is definitely looser around the ankle still.

As a result of a surgery, one of my ankles is a little thinner than the other one, and there is roughly half a size difference in shoe size as well for that foot.

It never bothered me while skating in HS, but that was years ago when I started to learn how to play ice hockey. After several years off, I recently started skating several months ago again and I immediately noticed the skate fit was off a bit..

Now here's my dilemma.... Are alternatives that do not require purchasing a smaller sized skate for my foot? Should I buy the additional Stable 26 padding that comes in different sizes? Are there shops that specialize in altering the boot? Are there any other products that address this issue?

Or am I better off buying a separate skate even though it is expensive?
Bake the skate that is loose.

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I already baked it once, I should bake it again?

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I have the same issue with my skates. The one is slightly tight, while the other slightly loose. Have you tried alternative lacing methods for the looser skate to get a better wrap?

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I already baked it once, I should bake it again?
I would. I had to bake a pair of goalie skates twice back in the day because some yahoo at the hockey shop did not bake them at the right temperate.

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Definitely try different lacing methods, specifically where you lace outside-in for the top few eyelets

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Definitely try different lacing methods, specifically where you lace outside-in for the top few eyelets
Is there a diagram for this anywhere/explanation?

Thanks so much for the help guys!

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Have a look at this thread:

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1232843

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You could try doctoring a sock so that it just goes over your ankle. On the smaller ankle side, wear a normal sock and the doctored sock "sleeve" to make a tighter fit on that side.

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