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Should I switch to different shoes and blades?

xrzzuu

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I'm currently using Edea Chorus and MK Professional Lite blades (7" rocker). My coach recommends me to change shoes so that's why I'm asking for tips. I've had them since June 2022. I'm currently learning the elements in FS5.

I'm currently using type C (the standard) for Edea Chorus but they're super narrow on my toes which is probably the reason my toes are always at discomfort.

Lately when I skate my shoes have been sorta doing an inside edge / facing inwards when I stand even though I tie them tightly (especially on the ankles), is it because my shoes are too small or loose? Or is it because it's worn out? Or maybe it's because of my blades? And also, I've been struggling on getting my front camel centered, I can only do 3 rotations at most. I've also been doing scratch spins for months, but they don't center for like 30% of the time.

Different boots/blades suggestions are always welcome!
 
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Minz

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How did you get your current skates? Did you get them from a fitter?
 
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xrzzuu

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How did you get your current skates? Did you get them from a fitter?
Since I live in a country where there's barely any support for fs, I didn't get them from a fitter. (my country doesn't have any, at all...) I just reached out to a shoe specialist in Germany by a phone call and bought one online from a store there.
 

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I'm currently using Edea Chorus and MK Professional Lite blades (7" rocker). My coach recommends me to change shoes so that's why I'm asking for tips. I've had them since June 2022. I'm currently learning the elements in FS5.

I'm currently using type C (the standard) for Edea Chorus but they're super narrow on my toes which is probably the reason my toes are always at discomfort. My coach recommends me to get type D and size up. When I measured my foot with the sole of the shoe, my toes are much wider than the soles and also, it seems that my foot is just as long as the sole. Should I size up and change to type D? Would it affect my skating in any way?

Lately when I skate my shoes have been sorta doing an inside edge / facing inwards when I stand even though I tie them tightly (especially on the ankles), is it because my shoes are too small or loose? Or is it because it's worn out? Or maybe it's because of my blades? And also, I've been struggling on getting my front camel centered, I can only do 3 rotations at most. I've also been doing scratch spins for months, but they don't center for like 30% of the time.

Different boots/blades suggestions are always welcome!
Hi and welcome! You sound like you need to be in a different brand than Edea, your feet (toebox especially) are too wide for Edea.
Secondly, regarding blades, get a traditional blade, there is no need for lites.
 

Minz

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Since I live in a country where there's barely any support for fs, I didn't get them from a fitter. (my country doesn't have any, at all...) I just reached out to a shoe specialist in Germany by a phone call and bought one online from a store there.
If you really can’t get to a fitter, I would recommend at least a virtual fitting at a reputable place. That way you can at least find a boot that properly fits your foot.
 

xrzzuu

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Hi and welcome! You sound like you need to be in a different brand than Edea, your feet (toebox especially) are too wide for Edea.
Secondly, regarding blades, get a traditional blade, there is no need for lites.
Thanks for the response and suggestion. Could I ask what type of traditional blade you'd recommend?
 

xrzzuu

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If you really can’t get to a fitter, I would recommend at least a virtual fitting at a reputable place. That way you can at least find a boot that properly fits your foot.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try checking one out.
 
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