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So after these 9035s sitting in my gear closet for several months, I am finally moving forward with getting them broken in.  I haven't baked them yet, just wearing them at my desk at work(I removed the cowling so I am just wearing the boot).  I will get them properly baked sometime soon.  Anyway, holy shit I hope this tongue is moldable too because It is just digging into the top of my foot.  Granted to do have them cranked down pretty tightly, but still.  It is way worse in my right skate than my left.  I even switched to the outside in lacing method and it still hurts.  I'll have to go back and re-read this thread to see if there is anyone else mentioning this pain as well.

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Wearing them again this morning at work(night shift to day shift quick turn 👎).  My feet were still sore from last night, it was very painful putting them on again this morning.  Its like the extra padding in the tongue to protect from lace bite is having the opposite effect on my feet.  Its crushing the boney area of the top of my foot.  I hope baking will remedy that.

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  • 4 weeks later...

So everything has come full circle with this...project.

The skates that kind of started this craze, my 7500 boots mounted to CCM XSG holders.

These have since been converted and relegated to inline skates, which will unfortunately probably rarely ever get used.

And the new skates that took over as my primary ice skate.

I’ll work on a proper review later on tonight while I’m at work.  It’s too difficult doing this from my phone at home and my kids are too needy haha. 

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