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Old March 31st, 2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Boots for skinny/narrow feet

Hi, I know this is a dead spot, but just wondering if there are any slalom skaters with really skinny feet and what brand do you use. Right now I have Seba High Lights, but to be honest they're too big in the toe box. To compensate I use a size smaller than I'd usually wear. I tried on a friend's Powerslide, but they also seemed big in the toe box (but he was a male).

Just curious. In ice skates there are sizes for narrow/skinny, you order your size, then A=very narrow/skinny, B=narrow, C=average and D=wide. Thanks.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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Edea boots are more skinny narrow type.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 11:41 PM   #3
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I heard the Powerslide Imperial Pro is made for narrow feet. I don't know if this refers to the ankle region or the toe box, but people switch away from it for being too narrow. It is not really a dedicated slalom skate. Also, there was a model change last year. Try it somewhere if you have a chance. It is heat-moldable which also helps.

Personally I use Seba Trix/KSJ with my normal (??) sized european feet. I notice slight slack in the heel/ankle area, permitting my heel to go upwards a tiny bit, sometimes. It is no problem for slalom, but it increases wear on liner (Trix) or skin (KSJ) when doing fast-paced city skating. It don't know how Trix/KSJ compare to your Highs, but the toe box is definately narrower than Igors. Trix and KSJ are almost identical, except for stiffness, liner comfort, and optics. They are made for asian feet, and not heat-moldable. Beware non-rockered frame is default on both now!
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Old April 12th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #4
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Thank you so much for your help. For some reason I thought the Igor's would be more narrow than the Trix, so that's really interesting. I was just looking at Powerslides, and one in particular said "tight fit," so that sounds great too! I might find my match.

My son has Powerslide Hardcore Evo's and he swears they're the absolute best. He has a wide foot, so I wouldn't go with his model.

I have a plan. I'll order some new boots, but immediately put old wheels on them, so that if I need to return them, I haven't ruined the wheels. Sometimes it's hard to tell just by trying them on, you have to skate around to get the feel.

Edea's are primo, but I'd probably only use those for ice, or quads. For slalom I usually go with an inline boot (non artistic). Good to know they're tight for my figure skating, however.

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