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Old April 8th, 2019, 08:12 AM   #2
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Actually you should have one pair of skates, my view. Aim should be to accustom to the skates, like that they get virtually a part of you. Skating is muscle memory.
Same conditions facilitate this.

As said, my view: If you your skating both in rinks and outdoors a lot, second pair of skates is nice. I had always and have two pairs. But both with similar setup, e.g. boots (stiffness of the upper, height of the heels, diameter of the wheels, same plates etc.

Regarding the size. The lenght is rather easy to determine. I find it more difficult to get the best fit, which depends very much on the width of the boots. There are many differences between the manufacturers. Riedell C is rather wide, the EDEA and Risports men's boots are compared to this rather narrow. + the EDEA and Risports have a mostly a higher heel compared to Riedell.

Originally Posted by Oicusk82huh View Post
Yeah, what's up with Berry Artistic Skates? I sold my old beginner skates so that I could build my dream Riedell skates.

Now everyone I know tells me that they have at least 4 pairs of skates. That's all I needed to hear. Just one more pair (for a total of two) would be amazing. Plus my Riedells are suede with delicate artwork on them, so I'm not sure I want to use them outside. I'd rather use leather for that. So I troll EBAY constantly, just to see what's out there in my size.

But that's besides the point. I love those Berry Skates SOOOOOO much. Why is there website so weird? Every product says out of stock, so I click the "tell me when they are available" link, and they are never available.

And also, what's up with these sizes???

My Riedell insoles measures at 267mm (that's a mens 7). Do you guys have any comparisons, like do you have a riedell AND either an EDEA, Risport or Berry boot? What's the size comparison??? Like basically, if you measured your Riedell insole, how does it compare to the stated measurements of the Boots measured in millimeters?

I think I'd be either a 270 or a 275. I like my boots tight. I had initially bought a size 7 1/2 riedell, but it was too big. Just 5mm makes a huge difference to me. Do you guys feel similarly?
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