I just responded to your pain post I think. Wearing boots that are not the right fit for you could be creating/adding to that issue as well. I would definitely not DIY this. If you’re skating at above Jackson Debut boots and think you’ll skate more, a trusted skate tech will be very important in your skating life in all kinds of ways.Yeah based on what I've heard about Risport I would love to try them, but for now I'll just hold out hope that someday in the future they offer something in synthetic materials. I know that my options are limited here if I'm not willing to compromise on leather and have come to terms with this. I'm in one of the most highly concentrated areas for vegetarianism/veganism in the world, so the techs I've spoken to have not been surprised when I bring this up as a requirement and seem to have dealt with it a lot and found solutions that their customers are happy with. I'm going to continue reaching out to various reputable techs in my area to compile as many professional opinions as I can and will try to report back here if I learn anything new!
I also would suggest don’t mention ice flies etc at all and see What they suggest for your fee/size/skating level. My tech said that he directs people to better fits but a lot of people have their heart set on edeas for one reason or another. if the customer seems set on it and it’s not impossible to make it work sometimes they buy it over a better fitting boot that would last longer etc. in your case if it’s the vegan aspect, you will have that in other options as well. Glad you were able to find some recommended shops in your area . Good luck!