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Message 7937 (1. Feb. 2009 19:53) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
question to those w/ speed boots
Glad your knee is healing! Dont get frustrated if it still aches after they say its healed because for me it took longer then they said. Now my knee finally doesnt ache at all. For a couple months I thought I was no better off then before surgery.

OK, let me know. I guess my main question is if you guys allow for extra room past your toes to accommodate for vert. Seems like the answer is no. Just as long as your toes arent squished, no extra room. For some reason I thought forward pressure would make people want more room.

: My boots fit snug, but not tight. I'm not sure if there are mm's of room left. Next time I try them on, I'll check and let you know.
: Thanks, Claudine. My knee is a little better. Hopefully, it will be a little better each and every day.
: Biff
: : So you have about 1/2" between your toe and the end? For vert I think you need a little bit. For rink/derby/speed skating its I think 2-4 mm. For artistic 1 mm lol. They were fitting me and trying to convince me I wanted the boots painted on. The 4.5 had nothing left. The size 5 had about 3mm. The 5.5 will be close to 1/2" I think. The next pair of boot will last me 10+ years so I want to get a pair where I can skate for hours and hours without problems. I wish I could wear carerras! Thanks Biff, hope today is a better day for you and your knee!!!! :-D
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: : : : I just ordered ridell (sp) skate boots the same size as my regular shoe size.
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: : : : Biff
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: : : : : How do you size them? Do you wear the same size as rink skates, snug? Or do you get them 1/2 size larger? It seems like wearing gellin insoles take up a half size? I tried on boots since one day I want a pair that dont hurt my feet. The size 4.5 with the same boot felt just as snug as my 5.5. I guess the insoles and the padded heel (I got the heel snugged from reidell) made it a size smaller? The size 5 in better leather boots didnt hurt my toes and fit fine. So one day I hope to afford a pair with better leather and better shape for my feet. The 695s fit me a lot better. Its going to be a long time before I can afford them so I dont want to get the wrong size. I will try to win the lottery soon instead lol.
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