As a minor, my parents always believed in letting me grow into equipment. So, equipment that I received was always too big.. skates included. My skates always had 1-1.5 inches of extra room before the toe, meaning my foot was sliding around, and I could barely skate (explains why I never made it out of house league and hated playing). As a result, I always taped my ankles, or tied the laces twice around them to give them extra support. Now that I'm an adult and developed a late passion for the game, I purchased my a pair of Bauer Supreme One60s that actually fit - well, they're actually a bit snug.. but after having 1.5 inches of free room, I figured I would benefit from the snugness. I tried them out today, and I was just curious.. are your ankles supposed to have free 360 degree flexion? The skates feel very, very loose, even when tied tight (except I can't loop the ankles). It may be because I'm not used to have no support there, or that I lack the conditioned muscles, but I really felt my ankle muscles working to keep a proper balance. Is this normal? Or should I have a bit of tightness around the ankles?