you so with the clip I showed you just a minute ago if you're having this effect where your skates are sort of leaning on the inside edges they're not standing up straight as they should they're leaning inwards the effects or the reasons that this can happen is split into different different categories we're going to start off with the main one which is the size the size ties down to two different areas the length of the skate and the width of this game these two different things if they're incorrect will definitely sort of contribute to your skate slimming in work that we showed you earlier on which can result in loads of different things number one it will seriously restrict your skating on the ice it can be very very uncomfortable and painful as you get cuts on the outside of your ankles because the lid of the skate is digging into your ankles which can be incredibly painful and annoying the second one is going to be the laces are you doing the laces up correctly are you doing them properly enough so the structure of the skate supports your foot and your ankle the way it should while you're on the ice so and also look at that and the next one is definitely going to be the stiffness of the boot itself is the boots that you have a correct level for you are you a six-foot person that weighs about 13 stone that's using a pair of vapor-x 1.0 s because if you are then the skates are too soft and that's the reason that they'll be leaning in so we're going to come to all of these different points and give you some tips on how you can resolve this and be much more comfortable while you're on the ice so the first part we're going to come to is definite going to be the length so if the length of your skates is wrong that's going to as we said contribute to your own skates sort of leaning on the inside edges and making it very difficult for you to move on the ice the way you can check from home if your skate length is off if you're not sure is as you can see my skates are on my feet but the laces aren't done up completely the laces are pretty much completely done completely loosened so the tongue can slip completely open and this is exactly how I'd have them if I was taking my foot in and out of skates now what you want to do from this point is then kick against something for example we've got this edge over here I'm going to kick against the edge to push my feet or my toes right to the end of the toe box inside the skate now what that's going to do is expose any free space I have behind my heel and what I what you want to do is sort of them it's a the finger will think of it as that but no dirty jokes I'll explain exactly how it works you want to get two fingers put them back to back like so over there and slip them down the back of the heel I'll show you a close-up picture of exactly what I'm doing over here and if you're going down the back of the heel and you can feel that there's more than enough space behind this so you can get two fingers in easily if you can get three fingers in there then the skates are definitely too big for you you want to be able to fit down the back of the skate around the hill behind your heel one finger two two fingers max and that should be the maximum amount of space you should have in the skate if you can fit any more than that in the skate that you have are far too big and that could be one of the reasons that they're leaning on the inside edges the next point of course is going to be the width of the skate the width is a bit tricky to test but I will put in the video description a link to a video that shows you how to check your length and size and feet from home and also the width most importantly but the way you do that is Lacey skates up the way you'd be if you're jumping on the ice and then just simply try and slip your hand down the side if your hand slips down the side there nice and easily with the skates tied up the skates are too wide or if you're on the ice and you can feel your leg or your feet rather knocking side-to-side inside the skate again they're going to be too wide for you but keep in mind that there will be a bit of space if there are brand new pair of skates because you'll need to break them in which will allow the space at least the skates to contour to the shape of your foot filling the unnecessary empty space inside the skate but if this is exaggerated if there's a ridiculous amount of space inside there your feet knocking around skates too wide for you another point that I will mention is don't double up with socks you can wear a thick pair of socks one thick pair of socks but if you wear two pairs of thin socks all that does is just increase your increases your chances of getting blisters inside the skate because it's more material to rub against the inside of the skate and your skin so keep those points in mind so now taking a look at the width of the skate as we said if you want to know if it's too wide for you you can see that I've done my skates up this is exactly how I be if I was going to jump on the ice and what you want to do is just sort of just see if you can slip your hand down the side there my hand stops here I can't go any further because my ankle bone is right up against the foams on the inside of the skate which is a good sign and another reason I like these pumps is if you do have a bit of them extra width on the sides you can just simply pump the skate up and it will fill the empty space up a bit more giving you a more responsive skate in a much more custom fit but if you don't have pumps and you've got your skates on and you're feeling down the side of this gate if you can get your hand sort of past the ankle bone and it just still going down and you can feel that you know you're sort of knocking around inside the skate and side-to-side there then you've probably got too much space these are brand new skates first time I've put them on the ice today and you can see that they are contouring to my shape that the shape of my foot fairly well there's not a lot of them sort of unnecessary space inside the skate and I can not get my hand down there this is a good indication that these are a good size in terms of the width so just keep these points in mind so I'm going to also take a look at the laces because this can also be a big problem if the states aren't laced up correctly this can lead to your skates leaning inwards and making it difficult to skate so of course take a look at the laces you can see my laces are completely undone this is hardly if I'm going to take my foot out comes out nice and easy so the first thing you wanna do when you take tighten up your laces is get your nice bike bar or in terms of what the whole thing is called as the tongue get that nice and sort of Center to your foot and then you want to start from the bottom and just pull the laces nice and tight as you're working your way up you can see that if I just let the laces go they sort of unravel you can get wax laces to prevent this from happening but I don't mind this because I can sort of pull them up really really quickly as I'm holding onto one side which kind of helps so I just hold onto the sides like that which kind of helps no but you want to work your way all the way to the top the good thing about the Reebok Pump skates is that they have a lace locking system about halfway up the skates laces which makes it easy because once you M get to the top and you're sort of comfortable with that tightness which I am you can see that this is sort of done up quite fairly tightly there's not a lot of them slack in the laces they're the last little bit that you need to do is just pull these bits here and then you can lock them into place and now those laces are now locked as you can see right there and it doesn't matter what I do they're not going to come out and it's not undo the lace lock system which is really nice so you can take your time turning up the top portion of the skate as the bottom part slop done isn't going to go anywhere but just as we're moving forward you can see that I'm tighten these up quite quite a lot I'm still making sure that my tongue can move back and forth because regardless of what anyone's told you your foot or your ankle needs to be able to flex forward and backwards freely inside your skate that's why wrapping the laces around creates some problems but personal preference and all that I'm sure you guys have heard me say that plenty of times so once you get to the top the last bit to do is just to make sure that you've done them up tightly enough so you can see that these aren't sort of protruding outwards towards the sides there's very minimal empty space inside the top portion of my leg over here around the ankle I'll show you a picture from above so you can see exactly what I mean there's not a lot of them unnecessary empty space there which is what you want because the structure of the skate is now supporting your ankle properly and once you get over here I like to sort of tighten it up hold it there and just make sure that this part can still move backwards and forwards nice and freely to make sure that I'll still be able to get nice agility while I'm on the last point of course is to do the actual laces up themselves however you feel comfortable do them up and sometimes I like to tie it again depending on how much lace is left and sort of dangling outside the boot just to make sure that the nothing's going to touch the iSight you can sort of just tuck this in over the laces over there or you can put it down the side here just to make sure that it doesn't get in the way but this is sort of a just a quick idea of the way that your laces should be done up you can see that the skates don't punch out to the sides over here they're nice and done up securely so that there is minimal empty space inside my skate supporting my ankle in my foot properly which is definitely an important point but as you can see I can still mean forward my tongue can store move backwards and forwards to allow me to take my tight turns and get a good range of motion while I'm on the ice so the next point is definitely gonna be the skates stiffness this is a point that is seriously overlooked when people are buying skates it's either down to the fact that they just buy online and don't really go into a hockey store to get advice or proper help in sizing to be able to judge what sort of skates will be appropriate for them a quick example is that I'm at Riverside ice and measure which is the ice cream carrying charm stood Essex and while we're on the ice somebody went past me they were much much taller than me I'm only about 5 6 5 7 this guy went past me he was at least 6 foot he wasn't that bill but he was incredibly tall and he was wearing a pair of vapor-x 1.0 s for somebody he's build he should be wearing their skates because they're simply not stiff enough for the sort of skater that years the sort of size and build he is and then I'm going to be able to offer in the correct amount of support if the skate doesn't offer you the right amount of support it will simply fold the quarter package which is the actual side structure of the skate will simply fold while you're leaning into it to turn to stop and that will cause you to sort of am lean in words on your inside edges which is not what you want so you need to make sure that the skates that you select are going to be appropriate for your stiffness if you want help with this they'll be a link to the website forum where you can post questions you can give me information about what build you are how tall you are how often you'll be skating and what you'll be using me for if it's skating or hockey etc which will help me sort of be able to identify which would be the correct skate for yourself and second to that there'll also be a video that I've posted the link will be in the video description which is solely about selecting a pair of skates and selecting the right stiffness skate so these are some of the points that you need to keep in mind while you're picking a pair of skates to make sure that you avoid all of these issues and most important if you avoid these issues you're going to save yourself a lot of money in a long run because it states are too big for you or too wide or not the correct stiffness you're going to need to replace them which is going to cost you so hopefully this video is highlight at some of the points that you can keep in mind to avoid some of these problems and if you are experiencing some of these problems then now you've probably got the solutions to be able to rectify them it's unfortunate to say that if the skates are sort of leaning in on the inside edges as we showed you the example at the start of the video and you've gone through these points and you find that the skate is too wide or too negative for you or long to you the sort of solutions that you can do to this kind of rectify this problem if it's not too extreme is you can bake the skate that sort of helps to have the skate sort of tape to the shape of your foot a bit better and reduce the empty space inside the skate but if it's too much this process is going to be pointless as you're still going to experience the same effect so unfortunately you're going to need to buy a different pair of ice hockey skates but hopefully go through the different tips have given you to select a more appropriate pair so hopefully this video has been helpful for anyone that needed to sort of them get advice on this problem as always if you need any help please post a forum post question in the website the link will be down below to the forum I don't check the YouTube channel everyday so the best place to catch me is on the forum page as you get a much quicker response to any questions you may have I'm recording at Riverside ice and leisure which is the ice rink in Chelmsford be sure to check out their skate side skating events for freestyle skaters anyone's welcome and that's on Fridays the details of that will be in the video description as always this is Chris from hockey tutorial be sure to follow the ice rink Riverside ice and Ezer on Twitter and also follow myself on Twitter and Facebook all of the links will be down below take care till next time and thanks for watching as always you

How Do I Keep My Ankles Straight When I Skate – Why Do My Ankles Lean Inwards Ice Hockey Skates
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36 thoughts on “How Do I Keep My Ankles Straight When I Skate – Why Do My Ankles Lean Inwards Ice Hockey Skates

  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Very informative, thank you!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Who are watching in 2019?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I have the same skates as u

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Just tie your skates tighter until you get good at skating, and wear socks over your ankles

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    what do i do when my skates wobble

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    How to fix a bender

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Title: WHY AM I SUCH A BENDER?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    The truth is you are just a BENDER! #nohate

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Very helpful 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Thank you, It would be really helpful when I buy my 2nd skate. The one I'm using now is used one. It's cool but bit big for me XP

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Bender left the chat

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Wow, the one side was so much longer. I would have to unlace and fix that or my ocd would kill me.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I have such a dirty mind, this really made me lol. On a serious note though , thank you for the video. I'm thinking about skating again for the first time in over 25 years.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I bought some CCM tacks, I hated them! Baught some baurs and it was like luxery on my feet!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    why im here 0:52

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Oof you don't know how painful that was when I started…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    At the beginning he looks like my friend

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Hi I’m a casual skater, manly when I take my kids I’m a size 9 shoe but I wear an 8.5 D “I don’t like my toes brushing the end when I stand up straight “I’m rarely in the hockey position” how important is it to go down a size? To me my skates fit perfectly is this hindering me? Thanks

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Damn I just bought some new skates and they sent me the wrong size! I didn’t notice it until now because I just started skating again and went to the rink to test me out for the first time and I was really bending with no clue as to why! The width is perfect but the size is far too large for me. Feels really bad cause they were expensive and there isn’t a return policy because of where and when I bought them.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    So I have thia problem with only my left foot. Its exactly the same with my inline skates as well, my left foot just isn't straight when I skate. I had my skates baked and properly fitted by the shop assistants, and I'm pretty confident they fit well with my foot. I habe CCM tacks 9060, so they're a nice supportive boot for me. What is my left foots problem?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Hockey skates are better than figure skates!!! Comment if you trying to learn how to tighten a hockey boot because you are used to a rller boot.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Lol as a goalie I'm used to bending

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I hate it when the shoe of the skates cut me.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Hello benders !

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    man the skating community is a bunch of toxic sad mother fuckers 😂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I cant say anything your videos are just the greatest of all because of you everyone like my new skying skills. Thank you body and continue like that and we well always back your channel

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I just found out that he actually means putting your skates in the f**cking oven when he says "bake the skates"

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    My feet are so f***ed up when ever I go to buy skates the employees always are shocked when they see them. A guy recommended me SuperFeet, amazing product!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I am a slim build and short so which stiffness is best for me ?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    The video for dusters

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Great information. Just bought Bauer inline skates and your advice on checking a proper fit was very helpful.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    The skates are broken on the inner blade, it’s not your problem and it it not normal, if you have your own skates the your skates should be straight.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Trust me after watching This delete your history because next practice you will get clown

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