I’ve decided to start skating again after a very long break (like 12 years!). I’m not currently affiliated with anyone or a club and for the time being, just want to get my feet under me. However, the current boots I have, have long since worn out and with all the new boots out there, I could use some help.
I’d be considered somewhere between Adult bronze/silver in testing and hope to be competing early next year. I have all my single jumps and my axel is back with some regular consistency. Spins are a bit week as is foot work. I’m finding that my ankles are not supported well in my current boots b/c they are so old (I have a custom pair of Klingbeils).
I need a lot of ankle support and tend to naturally pronate outward when I walk. (The outsides of my heels are always worn down). I know blade placement has a great deal to do with this as well. I’m also a fully grown adult (emphasis on “fully grown”). Oh, and I have wide feet.
Can anyone suggest some of the boots that are good? I know the major manufactures but their labels are a bit confusing. What looked “good’ (based on their info and knowing what I like and need) were the Riedell Silver Star 355 or Gold Star 375 (I like the cut out in the back Achilles), Harlick Competitor Plus or High Tester (although I’m not thrilled with how high the boot fits in the back), Sp Teri Super Teri CL.