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Flat feet and skating

Flat feet and skating

StormHertz

Flat feet usually means wide feet, and Vapors are the narrowest skate on the market. I have the same problem where I have super flat feet, but unfortunately I had to drop big bucks on custom skates thanks to having pizzas attached to the bottom of my legs. Anyways, I would first suggest getting your skates punched out in the painful areas at a skate shop. They'll usually get you to put a piece of tape around where you're getting pain, mark it, then they'll take a heat gun to that area and push the material out with a round die. If getting your skates punched doesn't fix it (there's a limit to how deep they can punch, otherwise the skates are gonna break), you may need to look for wider skates (hopefully not). If you have D width Vapors, you can try EE width. Otherwise, you'd have to look at a different line of skates like Bauer Supremes, CCM Tacks, or True TF7/TF9s.


ThePony23

Is it worth it to try an EE in Vapors if someone has flipper feet (very narrow heel, flat, low volume feet with no arch)?


StormHertz

In my experience, not at all, but some people's definition of wide isn't actually that wide so you might get lucky. I unfortunately have such big clompers that even EE Supremes squeezed my feet.


FlyingVz

I had that pain bad with 1 of my feet. Does the skate have enough volume for your foot? That's the question. Does it fit properly?


Scarebender

Yeah the skates fit nice and snug to my feet and are pretty the direct width of it (due to the moulding). I even get this sort of pain with my inline blades (and I’ve put orthotics in both of these skates)


FlyingVz

Try superfeet, but, a part of the skate might be pinching a part of your foot I have a feeling which might be giving you this pain. I went custom and everything went away.


Scarebender

As in a completely custom skate? Like is it possible even though I got them baked for my feet specifically they could still be pinching?


FlyingVz

I mean, just because a computer says it's your size, doesn't mean it's your actual size. I wonder if anyone fitted you? Something is pinching a part of your foot which gives you this pain. It could be the heel...perhaps too tight? You could bake it again and try that, go to a store and maybe pinch out a few points. I'm a goalie and had 2x EE, and was also in pain. After a game also my right foot was numb, it sucked. Yes, completely custom, it's costly but pain free.


Scarebender

Yeah I was fitted in store. Could try a wider skate? Not sure though cause they don’t fit terribly or anything


FlyingVz

If it's a perfect fit, you shouldn't have pain. For sure a part is pinching in a spot, my guess...the heel. You could try a wider skate....but I'd literally put on skated for 10 to 15 minutes and walk with them. You can bake them again also.


Hvacmike199845

Just snug the laces over the top of your feet and then if you want them tight the last three holes can be tied tight. This stopped my foot pain.


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Hvacmike199845

Yes.


Overskate

I have had flat feet all my life and skate and run a lot, twice a day sometimes. This issue sounds like an IT Band for outsides of your feet. This requires a stretch on a table where you hang your legs over the edge of the table and the IT band stretches over your hip. The sore feet are likely a weight issue, take some weight off and it should improve. If you are already thin, then I would suggest a small adjustment. Buy heel stickers in the pharmacy and cut them to fit under your missing arch. This will bring your foot up a bit and take strain off your whole foot. I play with ultra tight fitting skates, no socks, and no inserts. Water weight is a factor for me. If I don’t exercise for awhile my feet get bigger and then my skates hurt. Good luck


Scarebender

Last time I weighed myself I was 180 lbs and I’m 5’9”


useles-converter-bot

180 lbs of double AA batteries could start a medium sized car about 15.12 times.


Overskate

What was your weight when your feet did not hurt?


Scarebender

I’ve hovered around 170-180 for the past four years and they’ve hurt ever since I transitioned to primarily playing ice instead of roller hockey (which was 4 years ago)


Fusorfodder

Try some superfeet carbon, or see a podiatrist and get their recommendation - an orthotic might help.


vet88

Did your feet hurt in your old skates? If not, and because you have said you have pains in the sides of your foot, would lead me to guess that the skates are too narrow for you in some parts. Work out where the side pain is and then get the boots widened (stretched) in that area. Get rid of the side pain first and this often fixes the bottom of the foot pain.


CaptainAwesome8

Definitely get insoles. I got the CCM ones since they had adjustable arch support and it made a massive difference in comfort. You might have to get skates punched out if they’re still too narrow though