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Old April 22nd, 2019, 04:01 AM   #6
Joey
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Originally Posted by mcrdba View Post
Is there anything about skate boots in general that make them inherently superior to a quality shoe?
I am voting with the "YES" crowd here. Although I have experience skating in sneakers and hiking style boots on quads (sneakers) and inline skates (hiking boots) and my feet did just fine even over distances of 20 miles and rink time up to 3 hours.

Now that I am regularly skating marathons or skate sessions up to 50km (even 50 miles on rare occasions) I have a much better appreciation for fine boots designed for skating.

IMO (and with MY feet)...up to 15 mile sessions you may be happy with almost anything. Over 15 miles, get a skate boot.

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