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4. Boots




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This article is from the Recreational Figure Skating FAQ, by Karen Bryden with numerous contributions by others.

4. Boots

Within broad limits, as a beginner it doesn't matter what boots you
have provided that they are comfortable and fit well. They should be
snug in the heels and support the ankles firmly because the commonest
type of injury in the early stages of skating (apart from bruised
knees) comes from ankles caving in. Most important of all though, is
that they help you to feel *confident*. That will help you more than
anything else, and I often worry that many beginners end up with so
much advice about boots that they feel it is a life-and-death
decision. Good boots will help your skating, bad boots may hinder it -
but only by a very small amount. Provided you aren't in pain and are
well supported and comfortable, practice and effort will make a far
bigger difference

 

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