Break in period for new skates
OK so I finally decided to upgrade my skates from Bauer 16's to Graf 535's after 5 years. It was a good beginner skate but the steel was running out and they have the old tuuk 1 chassis meaning I would spend nearly as much as i did on the skates originally to keep them (replace steel and chassis on boot).
I had thought I wanted to stay in the Vapor family but the new boots did not feel good on my feet at all and I switched. When I was first learning I know there was the break in period but it was mitigated by the fact that because I was learning I really wasn't putting much weight into the boot. Haven't had a chance to get to the rink to break the skates in before playing in them but after the first game my feet were tender and I could tell I wasn't committing like I could on the edges because of it.
So, I cannot remember, how long should it take to break in a pair of skates for a bottom level/intermediate player (220lbs) in ice time?
If I got to free skates or stick times what does everyone recommend in terms of skating drills/reps whatnot to help speed the process?
Any advice appreciated!