(Closed) NWR: Any figure skating bees that have custom boots?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Well..I play ice hockey so I guess it’s somewhat similar? Maybe not..anyway I have pretty much completely flat feet, so I had to get EE width skates (freakin’ WIDE) and put the Dr. Scholes orthotics that I use in my regular sneakers in them and absolutely love it. My feet used to go numb on the outside of my foot and it would stay like that for hours after only being on the ice for 1 hour.

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a former competitive figure skater, and my last two pairs of skates were custom SPTeris.  I have really narrow feet myself (my skate tech used to say I had “Jolly Rancher heels”), and these worked great for me.  I’m not sure what stiffness level of boot you’re currently using, but I will say that in my experience, custom boots can be really stiff – even stiffer than the “top” category of stock boots.  If you have a foot injury, you might want to talk to your skate tech about it, because mine definitely hurt like a LOT while I was breaking them in…you don’t want to do anything that will make your injury worse.  I’ve never had true orthotics, but with my last pair of skates, there was an insole that was heat-molded to the shape of my foot.  I’d imagine someone who knows what they are doing could take one look at your foot and build some extra arch support into the insole. Finally, I’m not sure what you mean by “hardware”, but if there’s something that is making your foot bumpy, they can probably punch out your skate at the skate shop.  I used to get extra spaced punched out for my super-boney ankles (so I wouldn’t get blisters from the pressure).

On a side note, I’d like to point out that I’ve been reading these boards for a while, and your figure skating post is what finally got me to stop being shy and start posting – so thanks! 🙂

Good luck with your skates & hope this helps.

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