Hockey skates have a number of characteristics that make skate fitting significantly different than regular shoe fitting. At Cheam Sports, we are so committed to getting you the best fit possible that we guarantee your fit or you can bring it back anytime for a replacement.
A Great Skate Fit Will Increase:
- Better reaction time
What is The Cheam Sports Fit Guarantee?
Create Opportunities on the Ice
We believe in our skate fitting method so much, that we’ll guarantee it even after you walk out the door.
There are a couple of things we keep in mind when you come into the shop for a fitting. The first question we’ll ask is, what sort of foot do you have?
Foot analysis consists of:
After we get a good idea of the character of your feet, we:
When the fitting is finished and you’ve selected a great skate, we’ll then have it heat molded to your foot for premium support and comfort.
Baking Your Skates
Heat-molded skates are for anyone looking to customize their skate fit and increase the overall comfort of their boot.
Heat molding your skate will:
Hockey Skate Sizing Guide
Skate Fitting FAQ's
]Heat molding is the process of custom forming a skate to the individual contours of your foot.
By heating molding your skate you get a one-of-a-kind fit that helps reduce painful blisters and increase comfort so you can focus on what is important—the game.
Heat molding works by placing the skate in a special skate oven that heats the boot so that it is pliable and able to be molded to the foot.
With the soften material the painful and uncomfortable parts of the skate are able to be pushed away from the foot so the boot more closely matches its shape.
This reduces traditional “breaking in” time and helps get you back on the ice faster and with greater comfort.
Spot molding is similar to heat molding, only with spot molding, one area (or “spot”) of the skate is heated and then reformed.
This is usually a very specific area of the boot that is giving the skater comfort issues.
Well, technically you can do just about anything in the comfort of your own home, but in this case, it’s best to leave it up to the professionals.
After all, if you wind up baking your skates in the oven for a minute too long, you may wind up damaging them permanently.