Post by howeaboutthat on Jun 10, 2010 16:55:04 GMT
I have a question on breaking in hockey skates and was wondering if anyone could offer any advice.
I brought some CCM SK92 skates a while back (nothing too special as I'm just starting down the learning to skate path) and they fit perfect everywhere other one particular spot which is causing me some grief.
Since I mangled my right foot in an accident a few years back a small lump has been present on the outside of it on the widest part of the toe box. Despite wearing the skates around the house and skating as often as I can they aren't giving much.
So my question is does anyone have any tricks that might be of assistance, should I get them punched (and if so who would you recommend) or, although as I say the skates fit very well other than the one spot, should I think about getting a different pair of skates?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer this wannabe checking target.
you could maybe try and get them punched out or strectched a bit, i believe puck stop do that in sheffield, but be wary they will probably try and sell you a new pair of boots.
but it could also just be that your foot is too wide for that skate, as you can get different widths of skates, will either say D, E, or EE i believe, D is for narrow feet and EE is for wide feet. If you have the narrow skates you might have to get the wider skates to fit your managled foot properly.
as i say though pop up to puck stop in sheffield, i believe they have the equipment for stretching boots
Hi I'm a little late replying to your post and (hopefully) you may have already solved this problem, however : The CCM SK92 skate is a standard "D" regular width fitting, it sounds as if you will need the wider EE fitting, unfortunately most lower end skates are only available here in the UK in the "D" width fitting. Puckstop do have a skate stretching machine and if you are considering this I'd suggest you call them first before travelling up to Sheffield as I'm not sure that the SK92, being an entry level skate will take the strain. Failing that, maybe consider replacing them with the Bauer Flexlite 1.0 as although it's still a "D" width it's a different (wider) shape which could make all the difference. If you need any further advice I'd be more than happy to help, our office number is Worksop (01909) 488666
Post by Lord of the Rinks on Jul 20, 2010 18:29:05 GMT
If you are thinking of spending money on a new pair of wider fitting skates, you could wear the EE one on your bad foot and the old one on the good foot. It's a bit drastic and could be costly, but it might solve your problem.
It would also less painful than chopping your foot off.
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