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Then after 5 years of skating, the heel cups of the Competitors gave out. At this point, there's little I can do to fix the heel cups. I've got gel tubes on my heels already, and putting leather patches on the inside of the heels will only delay replacement.
So my skate tech measured the circumference of the balls of my feet. 9 inches. Jackson 5 1/2 Cs are made for about a 8 1/2 inch circumference. Ditto Reidells. So I have to get customs with a split width.
Jackson's are right out because they only do split width on Premieres which are waaaay to stiff. Reidells and SP-Teri's are my only options. I know you're thinking, "There's other companies," let's just say I had a bad experience with a pair of custom boots from a premiere custom boot maker (so badly fitting on one foot it tore a toenail in half, stiff enough for doubles, no ankle notch, the only thing they got right was the color). I'm sticking with the big boys from now on. And I've learned my lesson, send the boot back right away if it's a suspect fit.
All said and done, we're talking about $900 here. That's bad enough, but then there's the endless self doubt...I'm spending a lot of money here, will they fit?
Man, decisions decisions. Is skating worth it?What do I do?
I see my skate tech next week and I know what I'll do when I see him.
|Take my money! I need new boots! |