What kind of socks should I wear skating?
We recommend microfiber socks that can slide easily into the shoe. They adapt to the shape of the skater’s foot, don’t crease and dry more easily. If you are still growing and have a slightly larger boot we suggest for the first part of the season you use cotton socks which will create some friction with the inner lining and hold the foot in place.Back to questions
Is it a good idea to activate the inner airing in my boots by pre-drilling the holes?
This is a matter of personal choice. Some athletes recommend this as they find the inside of the boot dries more quickly and that the air flow prevents their feet from freezing when they are skating.Back to questions
Why should I use Edea Screws?
Edea screws are especially designed for mounting your blades. They have a double helix to allow the screws to hold the sole better and are shorter to match the thinner sole. For added safety they are not pointed so the holes should be predrilled before blade mounting. We also zinc plate them to stop rusting
ONLY the Edea screws supplied with your skates to ensure secure mounting. DO NOT use the screws supplied with the blade. They do not have the double helix, they are too long and are pointed. If you use these screws you will damage your feet as the screws will stick through our engineered sole and the blades will work loose and eventually fall out because the single thread is not secure.Back to questions
How should I clean my ‘Ice Fly’ boots?
The upper in our ‘Ice Fly’ boot is made of two materials: a smooth microfiber and a mesh fabric. Both should be cleaned with unscented soap and water. You can use a sponge for the Microfibre and a soft toothbrush for the mesh fabric.Back to questions
How do I lace and tighten my boots?
Every athlete has their own personal technique for lacing their boots. At Edea we’ve looked at this issue and have included our recommendation on the lacing page
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Which boot should I choose?
Everyone is different so the answer for everyone is different. It can depend on physical factors such as height age and weight, technical factors such as level of ability frequency of skating and personal preferences for stiffness and rigidity.
We provide detailed information on flexibility level and suitability with each boot on our product page
. Talk to your coach and your dealer to get the best advice for you.Back to questions
Why does the sole have that shape?
Edea is about skaters performing at their maximum and everything in our skates is designed with this focus. The shape has been beveled to increase flexibility this allows the skater to greater range of movement and thus outperform skaters in old fashioned boots.Back to questions
Can I use any blade?
YES! Edea skates are designed to mount all makes of blades. Because the sole has been especially designed for better performance it is thinner than old fashioned ones. This means you must use the Edea hi/low screws which are supplied with the skate to mount your chosen blade rather than the old fashioned screws that come with the blades.Back to questions