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Had two games this weekend and swapped super feet carbons with super feet comfort. No issues with rubbing or blisters. So…. Maybe the carbons push your arch up a bit higher than the comforts? Either way, I’m hopeful swapping insoles was the simple fix I was after

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15 hours ago, Westside said:

Had two games this weekend and swapped super feet carbons with super feet comfort. No issues with rubbing or blisters. So…. Maybe the carbons push your arch up a bit higher than the comforts? Either way, I’m hopeful swapping insoles was the simple fix I was after

The carbon does push your arch up higher and is stiffer. T

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15 hours ago, Westside said:

Had two games this weekend and swapped super feet carbons with super feet comfort. No issues with rubbing or blisters. So…. Maybe the carbons push your arch up a bit higher than the comforts? Either way, I’m hopeful swapping insoles was the simple fix I was after

The Carbon do push your arch up higher, and they are stiffer.

The Comfort have a more flexible arch allowing the insole to collapse slightly when under pressure. 

We sell significantly more Comfort insoles than Carbon insoles.

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Have you guys noticed low inventory right now? Driving up to Minneapolis this week and struggling to find a shop with size 7 or 7.5 TF9s for me to try on. 

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11 minutes ago, Ranger-#8 said:

Have you guys noticed low inventory right now? Driving up to Minneapolis this week and struggling to find a shop with size 7 or 7.5 TF9s for me to try on. 

I bought skates a few weeks ago in Minneapolis and had a hard time finding sizing in general, I think there was a single pair ofr True's in my size between 3 stores (Ended up with Bauer supremes). 

Pure hockey locations might have them, I think Westwood in Apple Valley had some as well (obviously call).

 

 

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6 hours ago, LauraPalmer said:

I bought skates a few weeks ago in Minneapolis and had a hard time finding sizing in general, I think there was a single pair ofr True's in my size between 3 stores (Ended up with Bauer supremes). 

Pure hockey locations might have them, I think Westwood in Apple Valley had some as well (obviously call).

 

 

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Anyone know of a shop that carries "spare" TF7/9 footbeds with the arch pieces and the screwdriver/quick change tool?  Just picked up a pair of barely used TF7 off SLS and they didn't come with any of the goodies.  Or should I reach out directly to True to see if I can purchase those items direct?

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Might want to check SLS. With my first pair of TF9s I sold both of those things since I use superfeet and mounted Marsblade to the boots

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Baked my TF7s yesterday.  Haven't skated them yet.  Putting them back on this morning left boot feels perfect, great heel lock, even pressure/contact over the entire foot.  Right foot feels a bit sloppy in the heel area.  I can raise my heel in the boot a bit.  I do have a larger "Bauer Bump" on my right heel and it has been a fit issue for me in the past.  I think it has to do mostly with reduced surface contact between my heel and the boot.  Maybe I need to find the sweet spot tying them up, but the heel lock was not nearly as good as the left foot at first try.  We did not do the "plastic wrap" method when molding.  Talked to the shop that did the bake and asked if re-baking the right boot using the wrap method would give better results.  His take was try skating in them a few times, but they usually get the same results with either the wrap or traditional lace all the way up method. 

I'm going to skate in them Thursday night and see how they feel.  Has anyone tried both methods, and found the wrap method provided better molding?  I know many of you have had good success with the wrap method.  My LHSs (I called several) all said they don't do the wrap method anymore unless specifically asked to.  Not sure if that is just a time saving approach or if the two methods really provide nearly identical results. 

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On 1/18/2022 at 5:04 PM, LauraPalmer said:

I bought skates a few weeks ago in Minneapolis and had a hard time finding sizing in general, I think there was a single pair ofr True's in my size between 3 stores (Ended up with Bauer supremes). 

Pure hockey locations might have them, I think Westwood in Apple Valley had some as well (obviously call).

 

 

At this point, I’d probably stick with Strauss Skate in St Paul. 

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52 minutes ago, krisdrum said:

Baked my TF7s yesterday.  Haven't skated them yet.  Putting them back on this morning left boot feels perfect, great heel lock, even pressure/contact over the entire foot.  Right foot feels a bit sloppy in the heel area.  I can raise my heel in the boot a bit.  I do have a larger "Bauer Bump" on my right heel and it has been a fit issue for me in the past.  I think it has to do mostly with reduced surface contact between my heel and the boot.  Maybe I need to find the sweet spot tying them up, but the heel lock was not nearly as good as the left foot at first try.  We did not do the "plastic wrap" method when molding.  Talked to the shop that did the bake and asked if re-baking the right boot using the wrap method would give better results.  His take was try skating in them a few times, but they usually get the same results with either the wrap or traditional lace all the way up method. 

I'm going to skate in them Thursday night and see how they feel.  Has anyone tried both methods, and found the wrap method provided better molding?  I know many of you have had good success with the wrap method.  My LHSs (I called several) all said they don't do the wrap method anymore unless specifically asked to.  Not sure if that is just a time saving approach or if the two methods really provide nearly identical results. 

Did you kick your heel back in them? I’ve found you really have to aggressively sink your heel back in the pocket when molding SVH boots, as they’re so deep in the heel. It really snugly holds the top of your heel bone if you get it right.

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15 minutes ago, flip12 said:

Did you kick your heel back in them? I’ve found you really have to aggressively sink your heel back in the pocket when molding SVH boots, as they’re so deep in the heel. It really snugly holds the top of your heel bone if you get it right.

I did.  Although I did it after they were already tied up, not before tying. 

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On 1/26/2022 at 9:02 AM, krisdrum said:

I did.  Although I did it after they were already tied up, not before tying. 

Then you did it wrong

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On 1/26/2022 at 7:52 AM, krisdrum said:

Baked my TF7s yesterday.  Haven't skated them yet.  Putting them back on this morning left boot feels perfect, great heel lock, even pressure/contact over the entire foot.  Right foot feels a bit sloppy in the heel area.  I can raise my heel in the boot a bit.  I do have a larger "Bauer Bump" on my right heel and it has been a fit issue for me in the past.  I think it has to do mostly with reduced surface contact between my heel and the boot.  Maybe I need to find the sweet spot tying them up, but the heel lock was not nearly as good as the left foot at first try.  We did not do the "plastic wrap" method when molding.  Talked to the shop that did the bake and asked if re-baking the right boot using the wrap method would give better results.  His take was try skating in them a few times, but they usually get the same results with either the wrap or traditional lace all the way up method. 

I'm going to skate in them Thursday night and see how they feel.  Has anyone tried both methods, and found the wrap method provided better molding?  I know many of you have had good success with the wrap method.  My LHSs (I called several) all said they don't do the wrap method anymore unless specifically asked to.  Not sure if that is just a time saving approach or if the two methods really provide nearly identical results. 

The wrap method makes a huge diff. Night and day. Whether you need it or not is a different story. 

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1 minute ago, Sniper9 said:

Then you did it wrong

Guy helping me didn't even give me a chance to tap the heel back before tying.  Another shop I've been to also does the heel tap after tying, but they do it as an assisted "heel drop" (usually 2-3 times), which they seem to swear by and the shop is one of the best in the area.  So process should be.  Foot in boot, tap heel back, tie up?  Always?

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2 minutes ago, Sniper9 said:

The wrap method makes a huge diff. Night and day. Whether you need it or not is a different story. 

Ok, good to know, no one I've talked to locally at the shops felt that way.  I'll see how my skate tonight goes.  With the wrap method do you feel like it snugged the heel area up?  That is my problem area, narrow bumpy heels make it difficult to get good lock a lot of the time.  I've also seen video of SVH "massaging" the heel and achilles area while the boot is on the customer to get a better mold.  Probably want to try that as well. 

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On 1/21/2022 at 12:15 PM, krisdrum said:

Anyone know of a shop that carries "spare" TF7/9 footbeds with the arch pieces and the screwdriver/quick change tool?  Just picked up a pair of barely used TF7 off SLS and they didn't come with any of the goodies.  Or should I reach out directly to True to see if I can purchase those items direct?

What size are you? You can have/buy mine. I bought two pairs of TF9s so I have 2 sets of the tool and switched out the footbeds for superfeet. 

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8 minutes ago, calixguy18 said:

What size are you? You can have/buy mine. I bought two pairs of TF9s so I have 2 sets of the tool and switched out the footbeds for superfeet. 

Wow, thanks, just dropped you a private message. 

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 Has anyone noticed that the steel in the shift holders sits more towards the heel or is that me. I have a set of the og steel and blade tech steel and both seem ever so slight set back from where they should be in the holder. This holder in particular actually has some front to back play if I pinch the steel and really try and work it front to back. 

You may be able to tell in the photos but the plastic in the heel of the holder is actually being chipped away. Also yes it’s the proper length steel and It’s properly seated in the front. 

https://imgur.com/a/S0T9yIR

https://imgur.com/a/6lS3fAp

https://imgur.com/a/08qBHdT

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3 hours ago, crispy92 said:

 Has anyone noticed that the steel in the shift holders sits more towards the heel or is that me. I have a set of the og steel and blade tech steel and both seem ever so slight set back from where they should be in the holder. This holder in particular actually has some front to back play if I pinch the steel and really try and work it front to back. 

You may be able to tell in the photos but the plastic in the heel of the holder is actually being chipped away. Also yes it’s the proper length steel and It’s properly seated in the front. 

https://imgur.com/a/S0T9yIR

https://imgur.com/a/6lS3fAp

https://imgur.com/a/08qBHdT

Seems off to me at the front of the holder.  My SS TF7 blades look similar at the back of the holder (slight overhang) and quick release engagement (I can see a sliver of the steel in the window).  The front of my holders are a bit worn down, but I don't recall that much gap between toe of blade and front of holder.  

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On 2/24/2022 at 3:25 PM, crispy92 said:

 Has anyone noticed that the steel in the shift holders sits more towards the heel or is that me. I have a set of the og steel and blade tech steel and both seem ever so slight set back from where they should be in the holder. This holder in particular actually has some front to back play if I pinch the steel and really try and work it front to back. 

You may be able to tell in the photos but the plastic in the heel of the holder is actually being chipped away. Also yes it’s the proper length steel and It’s properly seated in the front. 

https://imgur.com/a/S0T9yIR

https://imgur.com/a/6lS3fAp

https://imgur.com/a/08qBHdT

I was in a store today and had a look at four pairs of True skates.  Every single one of them looked exactly like yours.  Small overhang at the rear and a small gap at the front.

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Hey all.

I am struggling with fitting the tf9's. I live in Hawaii, so I blind ordered a a pair in size 8.5, as my previous skates I had were Supreme 190s in 9.5. After the first skate my feet were bleeding from all the movement, and my heel was not locked in at all. I sent them back and when another half size down, and I still can't get a proper heel lock and have no stability. My toes are barely touching the lip in front of the toe cap. I tried another bake wrapping the luggage wrap at tight as possible, but they were still way too big, and I feel like I have no stability.

I am going to try one more time, and I am thinking of dropping a full size down to size 7, as these boots seem to open up like crazy after baking and skating in them. So I guess my question is does anybody here regret going too small? It seems like the common sentiment is "I could have gone a half size down" around here. 

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Hi! Long time lurker, first time poster.

Figured this was the best thread for my inquiry and better than starting a new question thread.

I have wide feet and a very high instep.  I currently wear Nexus 7000's in 7EE but they are on their way out and don't fit me very well anymore after having lost a bunch of weight. Also, my left foot is slightly skinnier than my right.

I tried the TF7's the other day in 6.5R, 6.5W, and 6W.

6.5R felt quite tight in the fore/mid foot(not painfully, just uncomfortably, especially my right foot), tight in the heel, and the volume was quite shallow(I barely pass the pencil test on my Nexus EE's). Didn't try them baked.

6.5W felt very roomy in the fore/mid foot(especially my left), decent heel lock on my right foot but too lose on my left, and the volume was much better(I may just barely fail if I did the pencil test). Tried them baked and the fit didn't change very much(I think the employee didn't heat them long enough).

6W probably felt the best over all but still had issues. Slightly tighter than the 6.5W in the fore/mid foot(though my left was still looser than my right), slightly tighter in the heel(left heel still couldn't lock in though), and the volume felt the same is the 6.5W. Didn't try them baked as I had to go back to work.

Based on your experiences, which of the sizes had the best fit for me?  Would baking the 6.5W(and 6W)for a longer time than the store did produce better results? Would they be able to "shrink" and hug my fore/mid foot better if I did the wrap method on it the same way the heels would?  Would my left heel be able to lock in with the wrap method?

Or, were the 6.5R's the best fit for me? If I got them baked appropriately, would they have loosened up and felt much better and looser over all? Would baking them increase the volume of the skate somehow?

Thanks in advance!

 

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As above, long time lurker, first time poster... 

Last night in a rec game, my Mako II's finally buckled and fractured all the way up the side (they served me well for 7 years to be fair). 

My question is, the Makos in an 8.5D were the comfiest skates i've ever worn, literally felt like another part of my leg. From the research I have done, the TF9's fit almost identicle to the Makos? 

So if the Mako 8.5D was a perfect fit, should I opt for an 8.5R in the TF9's? Nearest shop is nearly 4 hours each way for trying on, so thats not ideal...

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30 minutes ago, Mavid said:

From the research I have done, the TF9's fit almost identicle to the Makos? 

So if the Mako 8.5D was a perfect fit, should I opt for an 8.5R in the TF9's? Nearest shop is nearly 4 hours each way for trying on, so thats not ideal...

Sizing with Mako and TF9 is rather different for me. Just slipped into my old 8.5EE Mako 2 (not worn in years, also some weight-loss) and length-wise it still fit ("feathering the toecap"), but in my TF9 I now wear 7.5R with the same feathering.

If you can combine the drive to the shop with something else (business travel, vacation, ...) I'd highly recommend the travel, otherwise email your preferred retailer and ask if they can ship you multiple sizes to try and you return all but one of them (with you picking up return shipment cost). I did so with a small regional retailer during a lockdown, they were happy to do so.

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