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Old October 6th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Skate break-in

Sooo... does the skate break in, or is it the foot lol? Bought some 3wd Rollerblade Metroblades, and man it feels like your foot is in a vise! And thatís before you tighten them. Iíve only skated them six times; about 12hrs, and things seem to be getting better. So, whatís a normal break-in period? I donít think this skate can be heat molded. If not, this boot doesnít suit the duck-footed among us.😉
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Old October 6th, 2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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36 hours skate time is usually enough.

You can speed this up by heating them with a blow dryer. Open the boot as much as possible, get it good and hot in there but be careful not to overheat the hair dryer, they aren't made to run forced air.

After they're hot, strap them on tight and let them cool for 15 to 20 minuites.

It's not that you need to heat mold, it's that the foam rubber has to eventually conform to your foots shape. Using heat and letting it cool back off while strapped in the fastest way.
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Old October 8th, 2017, 04:13 PM   #3
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Thank you, Mort!

Iím gonna have to try out the hair dryer method; I wouldnít dare attempt to use a heat gun on these babies, with all the fabric and leather and such. I have high hopes for making these work, as Iím REALLY digging their overall performance!

Thanks again!
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