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Choosing a Boot

What boot is best?
The best boot is the one that fits your particular foot shape correctly. Proper fit means your toes are touching the front of the boot when you're standing straight up, and when you bend your knees into skater stance, your foot shifts back ever so slightly to fill the heel cup. Your toes shouldn't be scrunched or pinched, and your heel shouldn't lift when you step. You don't want too much extra space in the toe box, but you don't want pressure either. The width should be comfortable but supported. A properly fitted boot should fit more like a sock than a shoe - it's an extension of your leg, not a platform you're slapping under yourself. There are plenty of safe options at every price point.