The 495 boot is hand made in the USA.
Hand sorted full grain leather upper.
Full grain Chinook leather lining.
Genuine Shearling tongue lining.
Hand rolled collar.
HF-5 heat moldable reinforcement - outside quarter right boot.
Ankle Closure System (ACS).
Stitched and cemented leather outsoles.
They also lace to the toe which offers more adjustable room for feet. The 495's are durable and comfortable and come in either 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 a super narrow B/AA fit for really narrow feet.
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. They come in US mens sizes 3-13 in full and half 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.
If you buy a custom skate set-up with your choice of boots, plates, wheels, etc we can build the skates for you or you can build them yourself, just let us know your preference in the comments box when you check out. If you ask us to build them for you, please allow a day or two extra for the shipping time. Mounting hardware is included free with all plates, don’t forget to order wheels, bearings, toe stops, laces and toe guards for your new skates too…
The 495 boot has heat moldable reinforcements.
This link will explain how to heat mold your boots.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 November, 2012.