Thanks for posting the article MaiKatze!
So late (relatively) in his career to be making changes in his boots, no? Have heard though that the sourcing of boot leather has changed and been more difficult since the Earthquake which eliminated a unique source of boot leather used by skate boot manufacturers worldwide.
-Another one aired on Nov 5th, apology in advance if posted already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp4qPMxWqug
-4-page article on Dai in JOC's magazine 'Olympian 2013' though in Japanese: http://www.joc.or.jp/olympian/2013/db/index.html#page=9
Aired on Nov 7 Dai landing a quad during practice! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I7Q2T4plX8
I am going to NHK from tomorrow. And root for Daisuke on behalf of all of you here! Please wish him good luck; he needs every cheers and love from ya all and appreciates it for sure.