Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdoms?

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Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdoms?

Postby Jet Reckless » 08 Aug 2012, 17:44

Yo peeps.
I need a new skate boot to go with the plates I bought second hand a while ago. The floor at derby revolution completely trashed my skates and now they're all floppy like suede...
I aim to have the new ones last for at least a full year cause I'm not made of money :D

Essentially what I want is:

Low ankle (so antiks are a no go)
Stiff outers for durability and support
No fancy stuff (saw the vanilla straight jacket thought it seemed a little gimmicky)
Good fit (my current 265s require two pairs of socks with one folded over the ankle to stop my heel slipping out)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Winged Nut » 08 Aug 2012, 17:57

What size are you? I've got size 8 Vanilla Brass Knuckles if you want to try them on you're welcome to.

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Jet Reckless » 08 Aug 2012, 18:16

Thanks Nut! I'm a skate size 6 so might not be too accurate but I would like to try! xx

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Winged Nut » 08 Aug 2012, 22:13

No problem. Technically they are an american size 10, so equal to UK 8....
Either way you're welcome to try them x

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Tequila Jammer » 09 Aug 2012, 12:09

Try Goldies or Rubys. I have size 6 965s whixh your welcome to try, but its a mid ankle so you might not like them.

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Ruby Whipper » 09 Aug 2012, 13:07

I have 495's that you're welcome to try although i think they might be a size 5, but maybe you will be a size 5 in the skates as i am a 5 or 6 in regular shoes. anywho i really like them as they are quite low and you can get them in all different widths, i went for the regular front and narrow heel but they have all sorts of combinations. They are plain black with 1 R on the side, so you cant get much less fancy than that!

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Delta Strike » 09 Aug 2012, 19:28

Came across this on youtube, obviously still best to try peoples skate if you can but thought it was interesting to see and already learnt a couple of things i didn't know!

http://www.youtube.com/user/rollergirls ... eos?view=0

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby da silva surfer » 10 Aug 2012, 13:10

Kamikaze Kitten skates on 495's and has just done an interesting review on hers:

http://www.kamikazekitten.co.uk/wordpress/?p=753

(Ruby good tip on there to tighten the heel ;))

here is the spec of her setup:

http://www.roller.riedellskates.com/Pro ... kazeKitten

I think they are similar to the 595's but not entirely sure...

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Adele Linquent » 10 Aug 2012, 13:50

You may want to listen to Derby Deeds episodes 113 to 117 where Pitchit reviews 5 different boots (and plates, but you're after boots)
Here is the first one http://derbydeeds.com/2012/06/ddp_ep113/#more-2348

You can listen to the show any time when you click on the link, and you can scroll directly to the right place, as they're giving the timing of each part in the show's description.

Good luck!

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Re: Any experience with the riedell 595 boot or other wisdom

Postby Goldie Lookin Pain » 11 Aug 2012, 09:43

i have 195's but mine are a uk 4.5 so maybe a bit small.... they are super low! however i originally bought them in the wrong size so bought dr ferals off her 2nd hand and they have the dynapro plate that i find really heavy compared to the reactor plate i had originally (couldnt swap the plates as too big!) they are quite narrow but i still get heel slippage...i have tiny heels... i have to wear ankle supports to help grip...

i think i may have got my heart set on these now, they look the same as 195's but have slightly more ankle support and heel lock system.... out shortly...FFS Blue Streak
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