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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Cool First thoughts, Riedell Solaris.

1) Out of the box, the C/AA last is a better fit on my foot than any of my other Riedell boots I own or have owned... In most cases I was always pretty happy w/ my A last Riedells. This brings up an important point. Ya never know if these is something better out there unless you try. That pretty much goes for anything sk8 related.

2) I have seen come comments this is just a "rehash of the 595". I don't think so, unless a 595 is a rehash of the 295... or any other sk8 shoe.... Why, these could just as easily be a knockoff of a Lugino. (there are some hints that point in that direction) Think about this..... How many different shoe shapes can their really be?? Besides there are features I have never seen on a 595 besides the sole.

3) I like the bottom construction, as I have never been a fan of the conventional Riedell inner sole. However it still has a big load of effing nails, or tacks or staples or something...??? Metal?? What on earth?? Please.... this is 2017. I am not impressed with the continued use of 16th century technology in the 21st.

4) Pretty light weight. My 9 Solaris are about 30gms heavier than one of my random stock profile size 8 Quad Racer Bonts. (Yes I wear 9 Riedells and 8 Bonts.) Just think of where they would be with no nails.

5) Took a quick roll on the last night @ derby practice. Feels like I may have to move the plates a bit more forward.. I will know the answer to that later this week. If so, we will find out how well they like getting extra holes.

I will report on the ongoing adventures as they happen.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #2
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Comment #3 is . It's so on point. I wish that Riedell was paying attention. Don't understand how they charge as much as they do for these boots & u have to purchase a decent insole to replace the skimpy one that comes with it, just so that you don't feel like you're walking on a bed of nails. Doc, your reviews are always honest & simply to the point.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 02:24 PM   #3
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Comment #3 is . It's so on point. I wish that Riedell was paying attention. Don't understand how they charge as much as they do for these boots & u have to purchase a decent insole to replace the skimpy one that comes with it, just so that you don't feel like you're walking on a bed of nails. Doc, your reviews are always honest & simply to the point.

First off, thanks for that. I try... Now, I found no issues with the as sold insoles...for my feet. Didn't feel the nails @ all, but then again, I never do unless there was a major screw up. However, I have come to the conclusion that skate shoe makers should just stick with the a simple sole that is flat across... (Obviously flat lengthwise would not work w/ an arty boot. ) Bont will make them flat if ordered that way and then the customer can insert what ever insole fits the contour of their foot. It saves a lot of grief on the feet.
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There's a hundred different shapes and size shoe lasts out their.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 02:28 PM   #5
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There's a hundred different shapes and size shoe lasts out their.
True that. The trick is finding one that matches your feet. And when they don't, out comes the pen and the graph paper.
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