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Advice on new boots please!

Melrose

Spectator
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May 12, 2021
Hello. I'm an adult skater who has returned to skating after a long break. I'm 165cm and 59kg. As a teenager I skated junior level. Back then I was in extra rigid custom made boots. Eighteen months ago I bought Edea Chorus (255B) and had them heat moulded and they've been OK but I started competing again this year in Adult Silver, skating four times a week and now I find I need to re-lace them three times a session. Also, my backspin has never really come back properly - it's like I can't feel my right pinky toe - very odd. Pretty sure my blade's in the right place though. I've tried the Edea lacing technique but I suspect the boots, while comfortable, are not really what I need as I go back into double jumps. I can't bear having a big gap at the tongue. There's no boot fitter here - options at our rink are Wifa, Risport and Jackson. My feet are narrow and I have dropped arches - I wear orthotics in my running shoes to avoid PF, but not in my skates (yet). I must admit I prefer the idea of leather, but really I just want to make sure the boots are right. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy longer Phantoms as I sold my old ones (10") and am now on 9 1/4" with the Edeas. Loads of people in my rink swear by Ice Fly but I don't want to buy Edea again if I end up having the same problem in the more expensive model. Advice much appreciated, thanks!
 
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I personally can recommend Jackson. I was in Jackson Supreme before I switched to Edea Piano, but it was more a problem of the cut and not of the boot itself. I was able to lace them so that there was no gap between the shoe and my leg.
Some people I know and whk have really narrow feet swear on Riedell boots, my sister is in Riedell Bronze and was in Riedell Gold before. I know you can lace them really tight, too.
 

Ic3Rabbit

Patineuse élite et professionnelle
Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 9, 2017
Country
Canada
Hello. I'm an adult skater who has returned to skating after a long break. I'm 165cm and 59kg. As a teenager I skated junior level. Back then I was in extra rigid custom made boots. Eighteen months ago I bought Edea Chorus (255B) and had them heat moulded and they've been OK but I started competing again this year in Adult Silver, skating four times a week and now I find I need to re-lace them three times a session. Also, my backspin has never really come back properly - it's like I can't feel my right pinky toe - very odd. Pretty sure my blade's in the right place though. I've tried the Edea lacing technique but I suspect the boots, while comfortable, are not really what I need as I go back into double jumps. I can't bear having a big gap at the tongue. There's no boot fitter here - options at our rink are Wifa, Risport and Jackson. My feet are narrow and I have dropped arches - I wear orthotics in my running shoes to avoid PF, but not in my skates (yet). I must admit I prefer the idea of leather, but really I just want to make sure the boots are right. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy longer Phantoms as I sold my old ones (10") and am now on 9 1/4" with the Edeas. Loads of people in my rink swear by Ice Fly but I don't want to buy Edea again if I end up having the same problem in the more expensive model. Advice much appreciated, thanks!
You may have narrow feet but not narrow enough for Edea, or the width of your foot in the toe box region is a little wider than the rest of your foot and your Edea's don't accommodate that.

Look into Risport Royal Pro and Jackson Elite 5300. You may have to do a semi-custom.
Also, what blades are you in?
 

gliese

On the Ice
Joined
Oct 31, 2020
Country
United-States
You may have narrow feet but not narrow enough for Edea, or the width of your foot in the toe box region is a little wider than the rest of your foot and your Edea's don't accommodate that.

Look into Risport Royal Pro and Jackson Elite 5300. You may have to do a semi-custom.
Also, what blades are you in?
I think they mean they're currently on MK Phantom:
I'm also hoping I don't have to buy longer Phantoms as I sold my old ones (10") and am now on 9 1/4" with the Edeas.
 

Ic3Rabbit

Patineuse élite et professionnelle
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Jan 9, 2017
Country
Canada
I think they mean they're currently on MK Phantom:
I somehow missed that detail. OP, if you are on a phantom and they are mounted correctly you should have no problem spinning on those rockers. Now, because I gave advice about your boots not being right for you, that will cause issue too.
 

Melrose

Spectator
Joined
May 12, 2021
I somehow missed that detail. OP, if you are on a phantom and they are mounted correctly you should have no problem spinning on those rockers. Now, because I gave advice about your boots not being right for you, that will cause issue too.
Yep I think it’s the boot, as these are my fourth pair of Phantoms and I’ve never had problems before. I’ve contacted Riedell for stockists in Australia, otherwise will try my luck with Risport or Jackson. Thanks!
 

Ic3Rabbit

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Country
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Yep I think it’s the boot, as these are my fourth pair of Phantoms and I’ve never had problems before. I’ve contacted Riedell for stockists in Australia, otherwise will try my luck with Risport or Jackson. Thanks!
Personally, I wouldn't put you in a Riedell. Stick to the Jackson or Risport I suggested would be best for you.
 
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