Reebok 9K a tad too big - Opinions?

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  1. kingscourt26

    kingscourt26 Registered User

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    Hello all, first time posting in this section and have a bit of a dilemma. I bought a brand new pair of the Reebok 9K skates for just over 200 bucks. I got a great price since they are the 09' model and are being cleared out and I ordered them in a 10D since my show size is 11.5. Even my old Missions were 11.5 (before the sizing switch).

    They aren't falling off or anything but the heel shifts and I tend to like a tight boot. I don't want to get in the habit of thicker socks or any other quick fixes so I was wondering what you all think I should do. Will they get tighter if I bake them since the boot will wrap around my foot better?

    I can get the 7K for about the same price. Is there a huge difference? I would hate to downgrade for the same price and the 9K is so light.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    hitmanjat Registered User

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    I have the 9ks also and love them, I originally got half a size big as well, but luckily the guy at my local shop let me return them as i only skated once in them.

    I wouldnt mess with skate sizing if you are half size smaller get half a size smaller because if anything once they are baked/break in they are going to get slightly bigger. You want your heel to lock in to place and it moving around isnt a good thing.
     
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    Skates only get roomier, not tighter. Return them for the correct size if you can.
     
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    Indeed, baking will only make them roomier, as will skating in them over time. You really should never buy skates without trying them on, if you can return these for a pair that fits properly you definitely should, even if it's a lower model. Fit is far more important than a small amount of added weight.
     
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    Thanks guys. I got them on eBay brand new from a sport shop that was clearing them out. Since they hadn't been sharpened or baked, he took them back. I went over to Hockey Giant in Anaheim and got sized for the 9.5D and they were a much better fit...which is odd because I have 11.5 shoe, 11.5D in my old Missions and 10D in CCM.

    Anyways, I bought them new on eBay for 150...I could care less that they are the 09s, at 150 for the 9K, I think I got a steal.
     
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    Shoe size doesn't really mean much. Each skate manufacturer sizes differently. I wear a 13 in my shoe but my skates are either 11, 11.5, or 12 depending on the manufacturer. I wouldn't even think to buy a pair without getting sized correctly in them.

    If you find a deal online, at least try to run down to a shop and get sized in that brand to see what the size really is. I like my skates very snug from heel/toe. Too much room and it throws me all off.
     

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