I got my new skates, fools!
Wonder Woman was my inspiration for the colorways and when I laid mine eyes on these fancy bitches I knew I'd made the right decision. These metallic red, royal blue and gold beauties with white accents will make any arch-villain weak from knee-jerked patriotism.
These things is so fancy when I put them on I felt kinda bummed for Double-Dubs…all ol' girl had was some magic lasso and an invisible jet. Pff.. She'd 'a been so much cooler with a fly set of skates!
Looks aren't the only thing that has me so hyped on these skates though. I got them because I knew they'd be a good fit for my foot type: wide and boxy in the forefoot. While they give my chubby toes the room they need to be happy, they're nice and snuggable around my one poofty franken-cankle, my (knock wood) normal-sized unbroketified ank, and both my narrow little heels.
I'm super excited about the new tongue design which now has what looks to be a durable netting that looks like it'll do a good job of preventing the crumbling padding I know some skaters have had issues with in the past.
Even though I measure at a skate size 7.5, I went down to a 6.5 and I am SO stoked I did. These babies fit like a glove, just the way you want a skate to fit: not bumping or pinching anywhere, and snugly enough that all my weight shifts and foot movements are transferred directly to the plate and are not lost in a too-big boot.
Having skates this responsive is actually taking a bit of getting used to. My last skates were about a size too big. This put the ball of my foot well behind it's ideal position over the front axle, so my toes got used to doing a whole lot of extra work to get my feet where they needed to be. Now I'm having to rewire that muscle memory because all that energy my toes are throwing out is making me feel like I'm 'bout to trip and fall on my face. Face intact so far though, thanks toe-stops.
Anyhows, I'm stoked. I'll write more about what I think of 'em when I'm more sitcherlated in these ladies. I'm off to blow minds on the streets and walking ways of SF.