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12-03-2008, 08:18 PM
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Feet Hurt

So after about 20mins of skating (public session) my feet start to hurt. Its pretty much the bottom of my feet not really in a particular spot. It did it with my old skates and now my new Bauer XXV's. (They were fitted at the shop and Im sure they are the correct size)

I had them heat molded and that took out a pressure point I felt while trying them on.

Do you think insoles would help? If so which ones? Shock Doctors? Superfeet?

I've done about 4-5 hours of skating on them after they were baked so I'm not sure if there just not completely broken in yet.

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12-03-2008, 08:29 PM
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laces too tight at the bottom of the skate?

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laces too tight at the bottom of the skate?
That may be my problem. I like my skates tight around my ankles so I think I over tighten at the bottom. Im prolly going out again tomorrow so I will experiment some more.

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Your insole could be an issue too. But which one you choose can depend on the shape of your arch- what's perfect for one foot hurts somebody else's.

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Your insole could be an issue too. But which one you choose can depend on the shape of your arch- what's perfect for one foot hurts somebody else's.

Yeah, 9 times out of 10, it's because he have over tighten the skate. In fact, the first five eyelets up the skate has to be where the laces can be moved up and down with your finger and they should be where you can move them freely.

All of the rest of the eyelets should be tight for ankle support. The reason why it hurts is becuase the blood is not able to get down to the rest of the foot, so the muscle start to shut down do to lack of oxygen. That's where the ache comes from.

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Yeah, 9 times out of 10, it's because he have over tighten the skate. In fact, the first five eyelets up the skate has to be where the laces can be moved up and down with your finger and they should be where you can move them freely.

All of the rest of the eyelets should be tight for ankle support. The reason why it hurts is becuase the blood is not able to get down to the rest of the foot, so the muscle start to shut down do to lack of oxygen. That's where the ache comes from.

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As usual, head coach hits it on the head. Personally I don't even bother tightening my bottom 6 eyelets, the next 4 eyelets i tighten as much as possible, then leave the top eyelet unlaced.

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12-03-2008, 10:14 PM
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Get new feet?

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Yeah, 9 times out of 10, it's because he have over tighten the skate. In fact, the first five eyelets up the skate has to be where the laces can be moved up and down with your finger and they should be where you can move them freely.

All of the rest of the eyelets should be tight for ankle support. The reason why it hurts is becuase the blood is not able to get down to the rest of the foot, so the muscle start to shut down do to lack of oxygen. That's where the ache comes from.

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Heh, you learn something new everyday.... I'll give that a shot the next time I'm on the ice.

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Yeah, 9 times out of 10, it's because he have over tighten the skate. In fact, the first five eyelets up the skate has to be where the laces can be moved up and down with your finger and they should be where you can move them freely.

All of the rest of the eyelets should be tight for ankle support. The reason why it hurts is becuase the blood is not able to get down to the rest of the foot, so the muscle start to shut down do to lack of oxygen. That's where the ache comes from.

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What he said. Just make sure the top part is tight for ankle support. I notice a big difference, for the worse, if my ankles have any wiggle room.

Bottom half snug, top half as tight as I can get it. I've even wrecked a lace tightener tool trying to go as tight as possible on the top half. I just about reverse punched myself in the face when the steel L part hyperextended and let go of the lace.

I also found it took some time for me to break my skates in, or as they also say, it took a while for my skates to break me in.

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Thanks for the help guys, I will try it out later.

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So after about 20mins of skating (public session) my feet start to hurt.
My feet after 20 minutes of public sessions too, nothing wrong with my skates, I just don't really like public skates. You may find that if you're actually skating for a reason, the pain will not appear. I can ref 3 games in a row and my feet won't bother me, but 20 minutes at an open skate is enough for one day.

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I guess it's a person by person basis. I used to tie loose/snug the bottom 4/5/6 tight on the ankle, and snug up top 2/3/4. Then I started to just tie the skate tight from top to bottom and I like it much better. My feet never hurt, I get very good support, and it doesn't hinder movement at all. I would not recommend my way, as it goes against the collective majority of what is accepted to work, but it's just what I do.

Edit: That's on Vapor XIX with wax laces. I'm assuming the was laces would average out lace pressure after some use as the Vapors don't have a lace lock. When I did different pressures, they would even out and make the whole skate just snug, or not tight enough, which hurt my skating. That's why I resorted to going tight through and through, it's much more comfortable for me that way. I used to use non waxed laces, but I really didn't use them long enough to judge them, I kinda just tried the wax ones.

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sorry I didnt reply back soon but it looks like that was the problem they were just too tight on the bottom.

I think I might still look into the superfeet insoles so for a bit more comfort.

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My new bauers did the same thing and I dont tighten my skates down that much at all.

I found that the crappy soles that they put in them skates suck bad so I took my soles out of my asic's running shoes and there ya go worked wonders. Sometimes my feet hurt but that is only when I sit on the bench.

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