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    White boots or Beige boots?

    This may be incredibly trivial, but I prefer to see women skaters wear beige boots instead of white boots. IMHO, beige boots give the illusion that the boot is an extension of the leg, and they blend better into the overall presentation than glaring, white boots.

    Again, this is nitpicking, but when I think of Russian pair skater Maria Petrova, who won the 2000 World title with her partner Alexei Tikahanov, I think of those white boots, not her actual skating.

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    I prefer beige myself. They look better, to me, at least.

    My friend, Kathryn Canimo (she no longer skates) hated my beige boots. She thought they looked like old lady shoes. She wore white boots.

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    I tend to disagree. I much prefer to see the ladies in white boots. I really like the classic, elegant, and clean look of the white boots.

    I do understand the idea of beige boots lengthening the leg line. But it only works well when the beige boot shade closely matches the shade of the skater's tights. And often, it doesn't.

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    I prefer white, but I have no problem with beige.

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    A lot of skaters have white boots, but wear over the boot tights.

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    white boots for me. If the skater wants to have them covered, they can use the boot tights, and there you go

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    I like white boots best but hate to see dirty boots and laces. I think that with white boots you notice edging and if the toe is pointed more so than in beige ones and in fact have wondered if skaters with not so great edges and poor extension choose the beige ones in an attempt to hide that. I especially dislike tights over the boots as it looks like the skater is bare foot. I guess that might work for a hula number, LOL.. Also, I have noticed that with the tights over the boots sometimes the ladies keep pulling them to keep them in place which to me would be very distracting. Oksana/Pasha/Oksana Gritchuk's blueberry yogurt colored boots looked terrible with most costumes.
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    White Boots, the Beige ones look like cheap plastic.

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    Mathman....

    White boots, definitely.

    To me, beige boots mean you are either a professional skater, or a synchro skater. A competitive freestyler wears white boots. Dancers are another breed.....there's no controlling them!

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    White boots please!

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    White boots totally, but depending on the costume either the white boot or over the boot tights. Some costumes just look better with the boot... or with the beige tights. But everytime I think of beige boots I think of Nancy K and then I just have to groan. I think they look hideous... white boots give me nice options. I'm so pro white boots

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    [CENTER]I suppose a skater will just have to settle for beige boots if she isn't a virgin. [/CENTER]













    [CENTER]Er um...that's a joke. [/CENTER]

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    I go for white boots too. More standard, more elegant.

    Now, do you all prefer the regular silver blades, or gold blades (like Irina has worn on occasion)?

    Idleracer

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