How to Bake Easton Skates

By Rebecca Dyes-Hopping

Sometimes hockey skates don't quite feel right. By baking your skates, you can make them fit perfectly. Some people consider this like molding the skate to the foot. The same can be accomplished by wearing them in, however this takes time and wearing the skate when it is uncomfortable. The same result is achieved much faster by baking the skates. Skate baking can be done on both hockey skates as well as figure skates.

Prepare the hockey skates. Lace the skates very loosely so that you will be able to get your feet into them easily and quickly when they are hot.

Place the Easton skates on a baking sheet. Ensure there is enough room for both skates.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature is reached turn the oven off.

Bake your hockey skates for 8 to 10 minutes. During this time keep checking to see how soft the foam is. If the foam feels soft enough to mold to your feet before the time is up, take them out early.

Remove the hockey skates from the oven. Quickly pull your Easton skates on.

Tighten up your Easton skates from the bottom to the top. Pull the laces outward instead of up to reduce the risk of pulling out an eyelet. Tighten the laces tighter than you would normally wear your skates to ensure a good skate mold.

Sit with your Easton skates flat on the floor for 15 minutes. Do not stand, walk around or flex your feet during this time.

Remove your hockey skates, being careful once again not to pull on the eyelets. Take the skates off carefully to be sure you don't ruin the skate mold.

Allow your newly molded Easton skates to sit for 24 hours before wearing them.

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