Well, on the advice of both my teachers I'm going to bite the VERY large bullet & get new custom skate boots, here in NYC area at Klingbeils, which everyone here swears by (they treat you like family, which, now that I've been there, can attest is indeed true, and they adjust & fix your boots forever).
So, not being on any testing track, but more interested in learning lots more basic MITF & using them to skate to music (i.e., not very interested in learning jumps) I need to decide on the color of the boots.
My favorite color, since I was a little girl, is purple. It just so happens that they have 1/2 sheet of lavender leather left that would not cost extra for my boots. (It would so nicely match my lavender earmuffs - I skate outdoors most winter days).
If I ever did do testing I could cover them with covers or tights. The only drawbacks that I could see are that I won't be able to shoe polish them; and, the "weird" factor - would I later come to regret this?
What do you think? I have til Monday to decide!