Riedell 495 boot
The 495 has many features that make it a near perfect fit for most who try it on. The all leather uppers are lined with soft Chinook and the ankle/heel area offers the slightest bit of padding to cushion those areas most painful during break in. The hand rolled collar pads the Achilles and just under that, the ankle closure system secures your heel in place with lace loops rather than a Velcro cinch strap. A heat mouldable counter at the outer right quarter makes for a fairly manipulable fit as well as long lasting support and the soft, shearling tongue delivers plush comfort.
- Hand sorted full grain leather upper
- Full grain Chinook leather lining
- Genuine Shearling tongue lining
- Riedell HF-5 heat moldable reinforcement - outside quarter right boot
- Ankle Closure System (ACS)
- Stitched and cemented leather outsoles
The Riedell 495 fits very large. We recommend that you order your uk size on the options, if you are a UK6 you should order a US6. If you like a loose fitting boot, go up half a size from this.
After much research I decided to purchase a set of 495s with Suregrip Avenger plates to try and up my game a bit for the upcoming World Cup. On a recommendation from a friend I had a look at Skate Britain and found the prices to be among the most reasonable about so decided to go with them, I'm very glad I did - the delivery was super fast with great customer service given during this period. When the skates, perfectly mounted, arrived I also noticed that I had been upgraded to the magnesium plate free of charge! I had a minor problem with the skates shortly afterwords and again the service and communication from Skate Britain was outstanding.
Overall this boot/plate combination has really enhanced my game and I would absolutely recommend Skate Britain as a great place to shop. Thanks again and sorry it's taken me so long to leave some feedback...