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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Women's Riedell Gold Star 375s, size 8.5 or 9

I'm looking for some figure boots for my 12-yr-old daughter. She's currently in a Riedell boot for freestyle, so I feel more comfortable with sticking with a Riedell boot, but would consider another brand. It just has to be a very stiff boot for figures. She needs a Riedell size 8.5, but a 9 would do. Anyone know of anything, new or used?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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For a good figure boot you can try looking at ice boots because they're much stiffer. I've gotten some smashing deals on ebay and other online places.

Here's a 9.5 reidell royal for $99
http://www.usaskates.com/specials/special52.html

This is what I have, the Harlick Competitor Plus I found at on clearance last year for $175
http://www.usaskates.com/figureboots...gureboots.html

I found an new but older model silver star on ebay later for $75 as well.
http://www.usaskates.com/figureboots...gureboots.html

Here's a couple things I found for you on ebay:
SP Teri 9 1/2B brand new
http://cgi.ebay.com/SP-Teri-custom-s...QQcmdZViewItem

Another SP Teri size 8 1/2 AA/AB
http://cgi.ebay.com/SP-Teri-Super-Te...QQcmdZViewItem

When buying online, best thing to do is start with your measurements. stand on a peice of paper and have a second person trace the foot. Then measure the length and the width of the ball of the foot from the paper tracing.

Then go to the manufacturer measurements and determine what you best fit would be...or what range of sizes you could use.
Harlick

Reidell

SP Teri

And then internet search it till you find what will work for you and at the price you can afford.

Best of luck with that.

Susanna
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #3
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One more link for you.

Here's where I got my Harlicks.
Hockeymonkey figure skate liquidation...they've still got some left.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #4
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Then go to the manufacturer measurements and determine what you best fit would be...or what range of sizes you could use.
Harlick

Reidell

SP Teri


Best of luck with that.

Susanna

Hello again Angora!!! Thanks so much for posting the above links !!!

It's the first time I have been able to see a Riedell sizing chart and I now know I am not at fault "at all" for the mis-fit of my boots.
Acording to their chart my foot being 9-5/8" long should have a size 6-1/2 "not" the size 8 that the rink owner ordered for me after he measured.

Anyway... the problem is being resolved and in a few weeks I will have a proper fitting boots.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Shoot, wish I could have been of help sooner...glad to hear you're getting something better.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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Shoot, wish I could have been of help sooner...glad to hear you're getting something better.

Hi Angora!
It's been a while since I have answered one of your posts!

Well... it's been almost 5 mionths since the nightmare started and finally everything has been setteled. My boots came in two weeks ago and they fit properly, so now when I put my foot down I know exactly where it is going. Allen at Fantasy took his time measuring my feet and showed great patience working with me and Harlick to get a good fitting boot!

I choose Harlick Classic's this time and I am very happy with them. They are a great Dance Boot. There is a pic of them on my personal profile page I had them mounted on my old Snyder Imperial plates! They came in with the boot cut 'down one hook' instead of having the 'dance notch' cut.... but I do recomend the lower cut rather than the dance notch now... it gives allot more flexability.

Thanks for all the information, encouragement and assistance you gave!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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Hi Angora!
It's been a while since I have answered one of your posts!

Well... it's been almost 5 mionths since the nightmare started and finally everything has been setteled. My boots came in two weeks ago and they fit properly, so now when I put my foot down I know exactly where it is going. Allen at Fantasy took his time measuring my feet and showed great patience working with me and Harlick to get a good fitting boot!

I choose Harlick Classic's this time and I am very happy with them. They are a great Dance Boot. There is a pic of them on my personal profile page I had them mounted on my old Snyder Imperial plates! They came in with the boot cut 'down one hook' instead of having the 'dance notch' cut.... but I do recomend the lower cut rather than the dance notch now... it gives allot more flexability.

Thanks for all the information, encouragement and assistance you gave!

Regina glad you got your new skates and like them. are they stiffer then the 336s? i know they fit you better and most of the dance skaters here always have their boots cut down a hook or even 2. have fun,,,,,oh by the way they look great also
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Regina glad you got your new skates and like them. are they stiffer then the 336s? i know they fit you better and most of the dance skaters here always have their boots cut down a hook or even 2. have fun,,,,,oh by the way they look great also
Yes, a little stiffer than the 336's... but still comfortable. They fit (as another dance skater said...) "like a glove"! Which of course makes my feet ache a little until I get used to them. But at least I don't slip around.

It all turned out great though... my daughter in law has the Riedell's now. We got plates for them, we had a set of Bones 101's in the closet so we gave them to her and she is adjusting well. She wore her little "speedies" for 20 years, so boots are a big change for her! But there she was last Tuesday skating backwards and doing some turns... she made a few funny faces but she loves them. Now our next big challange is to get our grandson out of those 'inlines' and into mom's old speedie quads!!!

The 'cut down'... I was a little upset when I found out they came in that way... But now I am 'very happy' with it!!! Highly recommend it too !!!

LOL ...yes... a little bit-o-Nostalgia in the pic for us old timers to enjoy!

Thanks Rick for all you assistance too!
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Regina glad it worked out for you and your daughter. enjoy them and like you said get the grandson on quads. maybe he will be doing singles soon
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