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Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby Pain by Numbers » 01 Jul 2013, 21:42

It's time for a skate upgrade!
My dear old sure grip rebels got me through fresh meat and the last 3 years, but they're so stretched my feet are moving around in them and it's starting to cause havoc with my feet, especially a callus on my left foot which makes my foot feel like it's on fire! I don't think I can ignore it anymore.

My budget isn't huge, so I was thinking of getting some Riedell Sparks, (mostly because of this review)
http://youtu.be/TxnkDXqU6yc I have wide feet, so I need a "wide toe box" (her words, not mine ;) ) I tried R3s once and I was in agony because the narrow front squashed my toes!

Do Riedell's usually stay true to your shoe size, or does it depend on the boot?
Does anyone have these skates I could try, or they could offer me some feedback on them?
Does anyone have any sort of advice for me? (I feel like a newbie all over again)

Thanks!

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Re: Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby Scrum 'n' Ginger » 01 Jul 2013, 21:59

I normally wear a 7. I got Riedell She Devils in a us 7.5 which is a uk 6.5. they are a tight fit and made me bleed the firstfew times i wore them! But I love them now! Welcome to try them out. They suit a narrow foot though.

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Re: Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby Pain by Numbers » 01 Jul 2013, 22:03

Thanks! Should probably have mentioned I'm a UK 5

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Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 01 Jul 2013, 22:18

I've got 495's pain in a 4.5 narrow fit, I'm usually a UK 5... Your welcome to try them next session, xx

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Re: Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby Chick Dastardly » 01 Jul 2013, 23:34

I've got 495s in a 5.5 (so US 6.5) and am normally a 6, looks like there's a trend for half a size off what you'd buy in trainers

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Advice on skate upgrade and Riedell sizing

Postby da silva surfer » 02 Jul 2013, 08:24

Well I am a uk4 in shoes and in riedell skates ;) those spark boots do look similar to the 495's so trying them on is the probably the best thing. Sno is a uk 5 and has the standard d/b last so you have lots of options to try :) x


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