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Old September 11th, 2019, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Eyelets, why not all the way?

I have just noticed many speed boots don't have fully metal eyelets installed.
Only top of boots have metal eyelets....
Is there any reason to have this way of making boots?

I prefer all metal eyelets so more durability when tightened laces...
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Old September 12th, 2019, 02:07 PM   #2
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The top eyelet's take all the pressure when you bend your knees forward, the middle eyelet's don't have as much torque or pressure, you could apply aftermarket eyelets if you wish.

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Old September 12th, 2019, 03:19 PM   #3
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The higher end boots don't use eyelets toward the toe to eliminate lace sliding once you have it set. You don't want your laces tightening while you skate and cut circulation toward the toe.

Of course, how you lace makes a big difference as well.
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Old September 12th, 2019, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for replies mates!
I prefer toebox be tight....while my skate toebox is just to much room.

Also should toes hit front or freely moveable for best performance?
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Old September 12th, 2019, 10:48 PM   #5
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I'd rather have them all the way down.

One thing I have noticed about some speed skate boots as quads go.. sometimes the last eyelet at the top is a bit low, like they started from the wrong end of the boot as the eyelets at the tip of the toe dont mean much.

I have a 595 like that, so I had a cobbler add a pair of eyelets to each boot where there should have been some.
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Old September 13th, 2019, 03:36 AM   #6
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Thanks for replies mates!
I prefer toebox be tight....while my skate toebox is just to much room.

Also should toes hit front or freely moveable for best performance?
Best performance is a bit that fits as a sock around your foot.
I prefer no wiggle room
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Old September 13th, 2019, 08:48 AM   #7
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Thanks for help all!
I have just ordered eyelet tool.

Also should there a spacer ring installed when pressing a eyelet.
Somd shoez have that while others justhave eyelet, so more fragile when pulling....
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Old September 13th, 2019, 09:32 AM   #8
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Best performance is a bit that fits as a sock around your foot.
I prefer no wiggle room
Also forgot to mention, my second toe is longest. While others are just fine.
I can wiggle big toe, others four are barely moveable.
It its upper upper space of toebox that has space.
Only insole will help to fill up this space....
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Also forgot to mention, my second toe is longest. While others are just fine.
I can wiggle big toe, others four are barely moveable.
It its upper upper space of toebox that has space.
Only insole will help to fill up this space....
You should get a surgery to make your toes more inline
It will make your boots more comfortable
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Old September 13th, 2019, 10:37 PM   #10
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Thanks mate

Haha yup that is most ideal solution.
I have just weird feet, second toe long, short and flat

I maybe consider this solution,but both feet have to cut

But love to skate
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Old September 13th, 2019, 10:55 PM   #11
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Thanks mate

Haha yup that is most ideal solution.
I have just weird feet, second toe long, short and flat

I maybe consider this solution,but both feet have to cut

But love to skate
I was joking 🙃
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Old September 14th, 2019, 04:30 AM   #12
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Haha yeah , but over here they have this option... haha
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