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11/2/11 7:52 A

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If your skates are new, it's probably just that they haven't been broken in yet and are still a little tight (which is a good thing). You can always try stuffing the toe of your skate (try newspaper or clean socks) as soon as you take them off (so that they are still warm) to stretch out just that section.

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MEGHANARCHIST Posts: 14
7/2/11 12:46 P

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This might sound a bit simple but, whenever my feet start to fall asleep.... I just loosen my laces. I feel better after that.

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6/14/11 3:50 P

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No, I don't wrap my feet. I've had some luck with completely loosening the toe section, but after a couple of hours they still get numb. The skates are still new-ish, so hopefully they'll stretch naturally soon.

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6/14/11 2:39 P

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Are you wrapping your feet?

I could never skate with gauze (which I needed to pad my blister), because it made my toes numb.

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4/23/11 9:02 A

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Depending on your skates, you can try not putting laces in the bottom set of eyelets (even the botttom two sets). Or, you can leave the bottom section of your laces loose and only tighten mid-foot upwards. Or, you can try using to different laces on each foot (yeah, some girls do this) so that you can tighten the top and bottoms to suit you.

Another option is taking your boots to a cobbler and having them stretch the toe box for you.

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TERTELLE's Photo TERTELLE Posts: 206
3/31/11 1:18 P

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Hello,
I'm freshmeat and relatively new to skating...
My skates were professionally fitted in a skate shop (specializing in derby skates, owned by derby girls), so I know they fit properly. However, after about an hour of skating, my toes start to get numb. Is this due to the way I lace my skates? Or does it have to do with my endurance?
I'd appreciate any solutions/advice you may have...
thanks!

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