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Riedell 965 Boots  Quad Speed Roller Skates



 
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List Price: $399.00
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Product Code: R965MS

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The new Minx 965 Riedell speed boot10% restocking fee will apply if you decide to return the customized skates.


Features

- Hand sorted full grain leather upper
- Micro-fiber foam backed lining
- Padded collar and tongue
- Reinforcement on outside quarter right boot
- Side overlay
- Stitched and cemented outsoles
- This boot is sized in Mens (M)
Customer Reviews
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT® of Riedell MINX 965 MY SKATE Derby Track Roller Boots by PowerReviews Express
    Overall Rating 5 stars
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    Customer Rating - 5 stars - Comfort, Control, Quality
    Review Date 2010-10-22 - Helpfulvotes 4 - Unhelpfulvotes 0 - Verfied Buyer? Yes -
    The Minx 965 is a dream for anyone who needs a speed boot that feels like a running shoe. Having come into skating as a sprinter for competitive outdoor track and field, it was important that I found a boot that gave substantial support to my ankles, arches, and heels. Unlike most speed boots, the 965 meets these needs and more. The padded tongue caresses the top of my foot and supports my ankle joints thus preventing the dreaded lace burn and ankle fatigue often associated with speed skates. This dynamic tongue also provides stretching room for those of us with a high instep. This is was a smart improvement on the part of the designers particularly since the 965 has an intricate lacing system that includes two extra holes. These additional eyelets ensure a more secure fit for those who enjoy securing their skates without a knot or bow. But it is not just the advanced lacing system that keeps the foot in place, there is also a heel stabilizer that helps keep each foot evenly balanced over the trucks and corrects any mild pronation or supination that may occur. This is further aided by the firm shell of the boot which is durable, but extremely lightweight. This ensures an overall sturdiness that protects my foot without hindering the flexibility and agility that my feet need when cutting across the track and gaining speed on my turns. Although the 965 is one of Riedell's pricier boots, it is well worth the extra cash. Quality materials are used at every turn from the arch supports to the padded sole inserts. Once you slip the Minx on, you can feel that every dollar you spent was definitely aimed at providing not only speed but comfort. Aesthetically, this boot may not appeal to the trendier skate buyer because it does not have flashy racing stripes or come in variety of colors. However, what it lacks in flair is makes up for in staying power. It only took one lap around the track for me and the boot to work together as one. Since the lining is micro-fiber and foam, breaking-in time was less than a minute. Plus, this lining wicks away any moisture that my feet may conjure up. I have yet to notice a soaked sock or the slip-and-slide effect from feet that are wet and aren't able to breathe in the boot. Overall, this is a great boot for anyone who desires comfort, maneuverability, and durability. And because this Riedell boot is one of the few that comes in half sizes and varied widths, it provides a great array of fit options for those who may not be able to afford a custom-fitted boot.
    Overall Bottom Line - recommended
    By - Deadly Venom #88 from Newark, DE
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    Individual Review
    Customer Rating - 5 stars - Best Derby Boot Available
    Review Date 2012-05-18 - Helpfulvotes 0 - Unhelpfulvotes 0 - Verfied Buyer? Yes -
    The Riedell 965 boot is the best I've tried for roller derby. Mine take a beating and have held up very well (I skate at least 3 times a week for 2-3 hours in practice). I expected to have to endure at least a moderate break-in time but was surprised to have absolutely no break-in woes or blisters. The 965 boot is manufactured in men's sizes, so if you're a woman be sure to order down. I wear a size 8 in regular women's athletic shoes and I ordered a size 6.5 in the Riedell 965 and the fit is perfect. These come in half sizes for a more accurate fit. The 985 runs slightly large, so I would recommend ordering DOWN a half (my other Riedell boots are a size 7). The padding will feel slightly tight at first but will break down a little after a few practices. The B/D last makes the fit even more comfortable for wider forefeet and narrower ankles. They do not slip at the ankle and accommodate my wider toe box. I highly recommend purchasing toe protection for the leather at the foot of the boot (Riedell makes a few different kinds of toe guards). I love these boots and will order them again when the time comes (mine are about a year old and nowhere near ready to be replaced). I recently attended an 8 hour derby boot camp on skates the entire time and my feet did not hurt at all at the end of the day.
    Overall Bottom Line - recommended
    By - Haute Tammale from Sacramento, CA
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