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:: Riedell Torch Skates - old style
Riedell Torch Skates - old style
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The Torch is a top of the line derby specific skate. You get the 495 leather boot, a hand-sorted full grain leather upper boot. The boot also features more comfort through a premium Chinook leather lining treated for moisture-resistance, an Ankle Closure System (ACS) that secures your foot in place and a Shearling furry tongue with padding for super-soft ankle comfort. Also included in the package is a lightweight PowerDyne Revenge aluminium plate, premium KwiK Swiss Nitride bearings and Radar Tile Biter wheels.
Plate: PowerDyne revenge aluminum
Wheels: Radar 37mm Orange Tile Biters 94A
Bearings: KwiK Swiss Nitride bearings
Toe stops: Riedell black round stoppers
The 495 boot comes in a 'combo' fit- D/B which means a wider D width for the ball of your foot with a narrower B heel for a better fit for women or the B/AA fit for really narrow feet. This product is for the D/B version. Email me if you want me to get in the B/AA version for you.
These boots are soft toed and are meant to fit like a glove with the toes barely touching the front.
See the video below from Riedell for more info on the 495 boot.
Click the "size charts" link for help with skate sizes.
Please don't assume that if you wear a size in one brand that the sizing will be the same in another brand as they do differ. In fact, sizing differs between brands with different skates. Please check the size charts.
The 495 boot has heat moldable reinforcements. Follow the instructions below to heat mold your boots:
Depending on how you want your boots to fit, there are two options for heat molding the counters and toe area.
Option 1 – Heat Gun or Hair Dryer.
(Hairdryer will take more time to heat mold material).
This option is for the individual problem areas (toes, arch, outer foot), and lets you mold one section at a time. Keep the gun/dryer at approx 6-8 inches away from boot, moving in a circular pattern. This should take about 3 min. with the heat gun (6 to 7 min. with hairdryer). Once the material is pliable, use your hands to push out the problem spot, and hold until cool. This process can be repeated as many times as needed.
Option 2 - Oven.
This Option allows you to mold all three spots at once. Mold one boot at a time.
Pre-heat oven to lowest setting (79-93 degrees Celcius depending on type of oven, DO NOT EXCEED 93 DEGREES OR TIME IN OVEN). Remove sock liner/foot bed, laces, toe stops, wheels and bearings (cushions can be left on). Place boot/skate in oven, on rack or cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Remove boot (careful, boot will be HOT). Insert sock liner/foot bed, place foot in boot and lace up (be sure to wear the socks you tend to skate in the most). Stand up in boots and wait until cool. If you have a specific hot spot, use your hands to push the spot out or in for the desired fit. This process can be repeated as many times as needed.
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Shipping Weight: 0.36kg
Manufactured by: Riedell
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US men's 4 - Out of stock
US men's 5 - Out of stock
US men's 6 - Out of stock
US men's 7 - Out of stock
US men's 8 - Out of stock
US men's 9
US men's 10 - Out of stock
US men's 11 - Out of stock
US men's 12 - Out of stock
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 15 November, 2013.
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