Need new skates (inline) again...
So a few months ago i started playing some inline hockey out in West Covina, and my old Bauer H8's were too big for my feet and gave me crazy blisters... Also they were just really heavy and old.
So I did some research online about how to properly fit skates, went out and bought some CCM vector PF10's (last years model). I read i should err on the side of small, because the skates can always be punched out or lengthened.
So i got the length down pretty good, if not a little small - but i never had them stretched. They eventually started causing me problems in width, however. For a few weeks, it was ok if not a little bit tighter than i would have liked. I had them punched out in the forefoot twice. But still, nowadays, after 20 or so minutes of wearing/skating in them, the pain from the compression around my forefoot gets excruciating. When I take off the skate, I can't move my big toe for 5-10 minutes. I have strange shaped feet, and if i go with the wider size (E?), then its too wide on the rest of my foot, and i'll get hella blisters again.
So before i go get some new ones, I was looking for any input from some of you that may also have strange feet or had problems similar to mine, and what avenue you may have taken to correct it.
I think the skates are great - they're light as heck... I'm even considering getting the same skates but a bit wider. I just don't want to end up with something like this again. Any thoughts?