They are cut wider to accommodate a range of differences in width and can simply be tied tighter across the ball of the foot area with the top to bottom lacing for those with a narrow foot. There is also additional padding in the Achilles tendon area to keep the foot snug in the bottom and comfortable. Skaters who benefit include persons with developmental disabilities or those with hypersensitivity issues. Skates range in size from child 6 to adult 14. These skates are cut to a men’s last size so boys and men give us their regular shoe size and women’s run 1-3 sizes smaller than their normal shoe size.
All our models are made of top grain leather and have a break in period where the leather molds to the individual foot orthotic. They feel quite stiff when put on new, which attests to their proper support, for the functionality of really supporting the foot of the skater and their durability over time. As they break in to the individual they become more and more comfortable.