- Care and maintenance
- Ice boot
- Roller boot
- Possible issues
Where can I buy Edea products?
Edea use a network of Authorized Dealers so our skaters can get the personal service that they deserve. High-end technical sport equipment needs to be sized and fitted by experts who know skating.
The pre and post sale assistance in person cannot be replaced by online advice and shipping service. For this reason we recommend visiting the store and not simply choosing online. Skates are your technical equipment, the performance depends also on it and requires professional assistance, don’t underestimate it!
Which boot should I choose?
This depends on you, how many hours you skate, your level and what you want to achieve. We have boots that can take you from beginner to the Olympic podium.
Our dealers can suggest a model or if you have a coach they can offer advice.
Click to see our ice collection, quad collection or inline collection.
What do I need to start ice skating?
Once you have chosen your boots, the following will make skating even more
– A pair of E-Guards for when walking off ice
– A blade towel to wipe down your blades after skating
– A pair of soft bladeguards when storing in your bag
– A pair of odor absorbers
– A skate specific bag to store your skates
– A pair of gloves (ice can be cold!)
– Edea Lacepuller for a better lacing
What do I need to start roller skating?
Once you have chosen your boots, the following will make skating even more
– A pair of skating socks
– A skate bag to store your skates
– A pair of odor absorbers
– A pair of Roller guards for when storing the skates in the bag
– A 8 wheels bag buddies for your spare wheels
Can you overboot in Edea?
The final choice of boot is yours. Our top end skates like Piano and Ice Fly for ice or Fly for roller offer more support for more powerful skaters. Some younger beginners may not have the power to take full advantage of all these features and limit the proper muscle development of their body.
Who wears Edea skates?
Where are Edea boots made?
All Edea boots are 100% Made in Crocetta del Montello, Italy.
From the design, through the development, to production.
We produce in Italy also some accessories, like Spinner, E-Spinner, E-Guards, Socks, Laces, Lace Straps, Polish, Odor Absorbers, Insoles, Love Your Feet Mat.
Which size should I buy?
We recommend getting a proper fit from an Authorized Edea Dealer. This ensures the perfect fit, and if required, allows the dealer to do custom shaping.
Can I compare shoe sizes with boot sizes?
Shoe size is only a rough guide, at best a starting point. Shoes are designed
to flex whereas skates are designed to keep your foot still in the perfect
position. A fitting with an Edea dealer will ensure the best fit and the
ultimate in performance.
Can I just check my friend’s boots? We are the same size.
No! Everyone’s feet are actually slightly different. The memory foam will be shaped for them. By checking their boots you may think they’re too short when they are too narrow or vice versa. Sometimes, the pressure points don’t match and so the right size can feel wrong. Always size with new boots.
Can I just take one size up from my old Edea boots?
No! Growth is not uniform and can vary in a year. The changes are not always proportional. Sometimes skaters have been compensating for big boots by over tightening laces and deforming boots so it’s always best to get measured.
Can I just use my size from another brand?
No! Edea boots are designed differently for performance and so fit differently. To get the maximum performance we recommend getting measured.
Can I just use the size comparison on the box?
No! These sizes are for reference only. Use one of the three sizing methods.
For the best fit, nothing beats the personal touch so pop down to your local Edea Authorized dealer.
Can I compare shoe sizes with boot sizes?
Shoe size is only a rough guide, at best a starting point. Shoes are designed to flex whereas skates are designed to keep your foot still in the perfect position. A fitting with an Edea dealer will ensure the best fit and the ultimate in performance.
What happens if I buy boots that are too big?
Apart from underperformance and less fun, other more serious consequences could happen. From boots being damaged, blisters and pain, through to more serious long term injuries.
If I have boots too big, is it ok to use 2 pairs of socks?
Firstly it is always advisable to buy the right size. Thick socks or 2 pairs of cotton socks (a material that stretches and moves freely) can move around your foot, creating blisters or rubbing and less
security. For skaters whose feet are still growing, Edea recommends no more than 10mm growth room. This means by the middle of the season the skates will fit perfectly. For the early part of the season, a thicker insole can help but will reduce feel and performance slightly.
Which width should I buy?
90% of skaters use C width but narrower and wider options are available in our ice and inline collection. The key in skates is the heel pocket which holds the heel in place. Larger widths also mean larger heel pockets. An Authorized Edea Dealer will be able to offer the best advice and using Instant Custom Fit ensure your boots are perfectly adjusted for your feet.
My feet are narrow/wide/different. How can I find out if Edea fit? On the website we cannot find the measurements.
Numbers only relate to size, fitting is more complicated than that, which is why we recommend going to your nearest Edea dealer. If you can’t get to a store, dealers can help with remote sizing, see here for details.
How can I check if I currently have the correct size?
Your boots can tell you a lot. Find out more here.
Checking the insole, there’s white margin at the front but I feel my boots are too small. What should I do?
The innersole is the best indicator of size. If there are issues, it is probably one of 2 issues. New boots: you may need some custom shaping to get the perfect fit. Check with your dealer. Old boots: if you do not unlace boots can become narrower or suffer from Aladdin’s tip. If this is the case, your dealer can adjust your boots. Remember to always unlace properly – your boots need to relax too!
My boots have already been stretched but still feel too tight. Can they be shaped again?
Yes, boots can be adjusted many times, although once or twice should give the perfect fit. Check with your local dealer for Instant Custom Fit.
I have orthotics in my running shoes, should I use orthotics also in my skates? Can I use the same orthotics? Should I choose my skates one size bigger to make sure the orthotics can fit?
You should check with a medical professional regarding orthotics. Shoes and skates have different roles and so orthotics cannot be swapped. If you already have skate orthotics, please bring them to your fitting. If not, size without orthotics. Your medical professional can then create orthotics for your skates. In any case, the size of the skates must be the correct one for the length of the feet and not one size more.
I’m going to change the model, should I keep the same size or do the sizes and fit vary according to models?
Sizing and fit are constant across the range, although different padding may give a slightly different feel. This means you can simply swap models, but we recommend using your Authorized Edea dealer to check size and fit for each new pair. Attention ! If you change the range of collections, going from ice to roller or vice versa, check again, there may be small differences.
Can I wear a bunga pad or other type of padding in Edea boots?
Edea boots are anatomically shaped and padded, designed to give extra lateral support so bunga pads should not be necessary. Remember, Edea boots can be adjusted to your feet using Instant Custom Fit. However, if you want to wear a bunga pad this is not an issue.
I’m a beginner on ice, which model should I choose?
We have specific models for beginners: Tempo, Wave, Motivo and Overture. Check with your dealer which model is best for your needs. If you plan to take lessons, the coach will also be able to advise. The choice of blade is personal but some of the most common blade and boots combination we see for beginners are: Tempo set Balancé, Wave set Rotation, Motivo set Rotation, Overture set Charme
What’s the difference between Tempo and Wave?
Both models are for beginners.
Tempo has a traditional look, white smooth upper, brown sole and heel. It is designed for the skater learning basic figures up to single jumps.
Wave has a captivating look, with 3D white upper, white heel and golden outsole. It reminds the boot of champions! It is a slightly more structured boot designed for first jump’s learners that want to stay in style!
Both models feature the 4-hook lacing system for easy and quick lacing.
I’m about to learn double jumps, can I use Ice Fly?
If you’re still learning double jumps, e.g. you land 2T, 2S but still struggling with all others, the Chorus model is still for you.
If you already have all solid double jumps, learning 2A, you can upgrade to Ice Fly. Do not be fooled by its comfort, the padding hides a support structure suitable only for that level.
NOTE: This is a general guideline and other factors such as weight, height and skating style should be considered. Always ask your coach before changing models!
What’s the difference between Concerto and Ice Fly?
Both models were designed for triple / quadruple jumps, but have slightly different features.
Ice Fly has a new look, a quick-drying inner lining, is more padded and with a more flexible structure and tongue. It’s on the feet of those who want to bend more.
Concerto has a traditional look with a snug structure and a more sustained tongue. It is the favorite of those who want to ‘feel the shoe’ and already have deep bends and need more support.
What’s the difference between Ice Fly and Piano?
Both models have been designed for triple / quadruple jumps level, but have slightly different support and features.
Piano has integrated the anti-shock system and a more compact structure.
It’s on the feet of the most powerful skaters.
Ice Fly has the ‘Dual sole’ to dampen the vibrations of the ice and a more flexible structure. It’s on the feet of those who want to bend more.
Which model is designed for ice dance?
It’s the Flamenco Ice.
This model is specifically designed for ice dancers who need to show long leg line and point their toes, but with the comfort of any other Edea boot.
It offers excellent lateral and front support and the ‘Dual sole’ makes skating smoother.
Which models are available for synchro skaters?
Synchro skaters love all our models, from Overture to Piano, according to their level. The most used at high level are Ice Fly, Concerto and Flamenco Ice.
Is it possible to order Edea boots in tan color?
What’s the difference between white and black boots in terms of size and fit?
There is no difference. Sizes and widths of white version are the same of black’s ones. Therefore, if the black version is not available in the store, you can easily try on the white one.
Are Edea ice skating boots vegan or in real leather?
In our ice skating collection we have both vegan models and some in real leather.
Tempo, Wave, Ice Fly and Piano are vegan and cruelty free, while Motivo, Overture, Chorus, Concerto and Flamenco Ice are still in leather.
Can I use my Edea ice boot to a roller boot for inline or quad skating?
Yes, you can easily use it for Inline, while for quads it might be a little bit stiff, but it depends on the state. For mounting the frame, we recommend that you contact your Edea Authorized Dealer who will have to adapt a curved ice boot to the roller flat frame.
I’m a roller beginner, which model should I choose?
We have a specific model for beginners, the Esordio.
It’s comfortable, ventilated and includes all the Edea tech features.
The choice of wheels depends on the floor, so contact your Authorized Edea Dealer to get the complete set suitable for your needs.
I’m about to learn double jumps, can I use Fly?
If you’re still learning double jumps, e.g. you land 2T, 2S but still struggling with all others, the Ritmo model is still for you.
If you already have all solid double jumps, learning 2A, you can upgrade to Fly. Do not be fooled by its comfort, the padding hides a support structure suitable only for that level.
NOTE: This is a general guideline and other factors such as weight, height and skating style should be considered. Always ask your coach before changing boot model!
Which models are designed for solo dance/dance/show groups?
Which boots should I use for inline?
The Inline technique is very similar to ice skating technique so we recommend choosing the model that best suits your needs among the ice skating collection. Choose here.
Which model do you recommend for jam skating/Rhythm dance?
Jam/Rhythm dance skaters love the Classica black model with Fluo laces!
What’s the difference between quad roller skating boots and ice skating boots?
- Roller boots have perforated sole and upper to allow ventilation. When you’re on the ice, this would allow water and moisture to go inside the boots and freeze your toes, so we do not recommend it;
- Roller boots have flat sole to match the frame that is also flat, while blade plates have inclined front and so ice skating boots;
- Comparing roller and ice boots made for the same level (single, double, triple jumps), ice skating boots are stiffer. This is because to control a 4mm large blade you need a stiff boot while to control a 10cm large roller frame, a softer boot is enough, otherwise you won’t lean on edges.
- Roller boots have a different fitting, wider than ice.
Due to the different volume and inclination fit change, please check carefully your size.
What’s the difference between white and black boots in terms of size and fit?
There is no difference. Sizes and widths of white version are the same of black’s ones. Therefore, if the black version is not available in the store, you can easily try on the white one or the other way round.
Are Edea roller skating boots vegan?
Yes! All our roller boot collection is vegan and cruelty free!
How should I lace my boots?
You should use the Edea lacing method which gives the best performance, control and comfort.
A lace puller makes lacing much easier and quicker.
I prefer a tight wrap at the ankle, is it ok?
No, because this works against the design of the boot reducing your performance and control. It can even lead to injury as well as damaging your boot. For more adherence, ask the Edea Authorized Dealer to shape the tendon area, you will feel more wrapped around the ankle.
I tape the top of my boots, is there anything else I can do to secure laces?
The Edea Lace Straps are specially designed with an elastic middle to further prevent laces slipping while allowing good knee bend. Simply attach across the middle hooks and tuck your laces away. No more unsightly taping and restricting movement but more support!
How often should I change my laces?
This depends on how often you skate. We find skaters who train regularly everyday change laces every 2 months when the elasticity is reduced.
Don’t forget to always have a spare pair.
Which size of laces should I use?
It depends on model and sizes. Here is a chart for reference.
May I use any type of laces?
Use Edea laces as they are designed for skating, with the right balance of strength and elasticity and the necessary length. Check our suggestion on proper lacing.
Does it matter if the laces are twisted?
Yes, keep laces flat, do not let them twist as this reduces hold and wears them out.
Laces become loose while skating and I have to stop many times during my training session. What should I do?
Laces loose elasticity and need to be replaced regularly.
Check if you are using the Edea lacing method as this increases hold as laces self lock at intersection.
Finally, the Lace straps can help you to keep laces in order and have additional help.
The tongue is moving to the outside while I skate. What can I do?
This may indicate your boots are too big, so check again the size with your dealer.
If you haven’t stored regularly with an upright tongue, this will cause issues. To remedy this store with an upright tongue. If you over-correct to the other side this will help straighten the tongue.
Using the lace tabs and lacing correctly will prevent slipping.
Can I knot my laces to stop them coming out when I undo them?
No, this damages the laces and you should cut when replacing them. Simply push the lace tip back into the lace, it’s nicer and just take it out when changing laces.
What can I do if laces break?
Don’t waste time knotting it, replace it immediately. Make sure you always have a spare pair in your bag.
Which blade size should I choose?
Edea provide a suggested blade size chart but this is only a guide. Ask your coach if he/she has preferences.
If you’re currently using another brand, note that you may need a shorter blade than the one you’re using now. We have optimized the shape of the boot and the pressure points to give better performance. Learn more here
Who should do the blade mounting?
Boots and blades are high-end technical sports equipment and should be mounted by professionals for your safety and for maximum performance. It’s not only about putting screws to mount boots and blades but to create something that will be part of you during the performance. Learn more here
Should the blade fill in completely from heel to toe?
Not necessarily. Boot and blade have different sizes and hardly ever match. The most important thing is that the pressure points are always aligned. Learn more here.
How can I know if the blades have been mounted correctly? Can I use the design on the sole as reference?
The design on the sole is purely aesthetic and not a reference for assembly. The only way to check if the mounting is correct is to skate on the ice and feel aligned. As alignment is so important, we recommend only using a professional skate technician. They have the skills, the tools and the expertise to ensure your blade is mounted perfectly.
Should the technician use Edea screws?
YES, THEY MUST USE ONLY THE EDEA SCREWS THAT ARE SUPPLIED WITH YOUR BOOTS!
This is because our screws are specifically designed to be compatible with our thinner soles and they are engineered to increase the hold. The tips have also been flattened to remove the risk of discomfort.
Does the blade need to be fixed using all the holes?
Not all of them, but most of them. Apart from the first test mounting where all the slots are fixed, then we recommend leaving maximum 1 or 2 empty holes in the toes and 1 in the heel. Trust your technician!
Can I use any blades on Edea boots?
Yes, as long as it’s the right size, any blade model can be used on Edea boots.
The mounting of the blade has to be done by professional skate technicians.
Can I change the blade on an already mounted shoe?
Yes, you can replace the blade with a different model. Your technician knows how to fill the empty holes and make new one to fix the new blade.
Do new blades come already sharpened?
Generally speaking, new blades are pre-sharpened but we recommend sharpening them properly before skating.
How often should I sharpen my blades?
It depends on how often you skate, on the ice and how you take care of your blades. There are skaters that prefer to sharpen them once a month and those who prefer three times in a year. Remember to use the E-guards off-ice, to wipe the blades carefully after each session using the blade towel and store them in soft blade covers to absorb any residual moisture. Your edges will last longer!
Which frame size should I choose?
Edea provides a suggested frame chart comparing with Roll Line frames, but this is only a guide. Ask your coach if he/she has preferences.
If you’re currently using another brand, note that you may need a shorter frame than the one you’re using now. We have optimized the shape of the boot and the pressure points to give better performance. Learn more here.
Who should do the frame mounting?
Boots and frames are high-end technical sports equipment and should be mounted by professionals for your safety and for maximum performance. It’s not only about putting screws to mount boots and frames but to create something that will be part of you during the performance. Check here.
Should the frame fill in completely from heel to toe?
Not necessarily. Boot and frame have different sizes and hardly ever match. The most important thing is that the pressure points are always aligned. Learn more here
How can I know if frames have been mounted correctly? Can I use the design on the sole as reference?
The design on the sole is purely aesthetic and not a reference for assembly. The only way to check if the mounting is correct is to skate and feel aligned. As alignment is so important, we recommend only using a professional skate technician. They have the skills, the tools and the expertise to ensure your frames are perfectly mounted.
Should the technician use Edea screws?
YES, WHEN THEY DO THE QUICK MOUNTING, THEY MUST USE ONLY THE EDEA SCREWS THAT ARE SUPPLIED WITH THE BOOTS!
This is because our screws are specifically designed to be compatible with our thinner soles and they are engineered to increase the hold.
Does the frame need to be fixed using all the holes?
Yes! Except for the first test mounting where only a few slots should be fixed, then we recommend fixing all the screws. Trust your technician!
Can I use any frames on Edea boots?
Yes, as long as it’s the right size, any frame model can be used on Edea boots.
The mounting has to be done by a professional skate technician.
Is it possible to change the frame on an already mounted boot?
Yes, it is possible to replace the frame with a different model. Your technician knows how to fill the empty holes and make new one to fix the new frame.
What’s the difference between the E-Guards and traditional skateguards?
Two different worlds!
The E-guards is a revolutionary blade guard created to protect edges longer.
- The open design also allows water to drain away more quickly and effectively.
- the vertebrae supports the blade hollow, protecting the edges more.
- Wider rubberized grip and matt finish make walking easier
- The rubberized sole is softer and quieter, means no more click-clack
- fit most blade types and sizes.
- No fiddling, no parts, simply snap on and walk off !
Should I always use the skateguard off-ice? From the locker room to the ice is just a few meters!
Yes, always! It protects the edges of the blade and maintains its sharpness longer.
How to prolong the life of the Odor Absorbers?
When you wear your shoes, put Odor Absorbers back in the poly bag and reseal otherwise it will absorb odor and moisture from the air. When you feel your boot stay wet, it’s time to regenerate the Silica Gel. It’s one of the components of the Odor Abosorbers that absorbs moisture. Place it for a few hours on a heat source (radiator), it will expel the absorbed moisture and will be ready for use again.
There are 2 rubber bands in the E-Spinner box, which one should I use?
It depends on the surface where you train and on your power. Try both and choose the one that holds your take off.
The yellow jumps band is softer for practising single jumps in a not so slippery floor.
The red jump band is stronger for practising double/triple jumps in a smoother floor.
What’s the difference between Edea Spinner and E-Spinner?
The E-Spinner is created for new evolutions, with a new profile with the rotation point moved forward, mimic the blade for a more realistic feel.
The rocker is taller for deep edges and you can also practise jumps.
2 take off jump bands are included to prevent slipping when you do it.
The traditional Spinner has a flatter and more ‘stable’ rocker.
Where should I use the spinner?
Use the spinner on a hard, smooth but not slippery surface and be sure to have enough space around you when you try spins in various positions or jumps.
Which bag should I use to carry my skates?
That’s a personal choice but in our collection we have many different skating bags for all needs!
There are skaters that prefer smaller bags like our shaped bags available in several models and colors, or Cube Bags, or backpack like the Libra Bag or the Trolley backpack, or Super Trolley for those skaters who need to carry a lot of equipment.
What’s the difference between Lace Straps and Lace Tabs?
The difference is in their design and purpose.
The Lace Straps have been designed to be used while skating, it keeps your laces tidy and gives support. The Lace Tab is designed to keep the boot in shape off the ice. These are supplied with every pair of boots
What kind of socks should I wear when skating?
The thinner and snugger one.
We recommend thin soft microfiber Edea socks, specifically designed for skating. Non-crease material to reduce chafing and seamless toe section to reduce rubbing and other annoying sensations during jumps. They are available in sizes S and M in Ivory, M and L in Black.
How should I take care of my boots?
Follow our suggestion for ice boots or roller boot. They are really simple and will make your boots last longer and maintain all their features to boost your performance.
How should I clean my boots?
Skating will make your boots dirty. Wiping them everytime will help keep them clean and using Edea Polish before a big event will help them sparkle like new.
For the inside, prevention is better than cure. Let your boots dry naturally after skating, use odor absorbers for added freshness and don’t forget to change your socks every session.
Check our suggestion on how to take care and maintain ice or roller boots.
Which colour of Edea Polish should I use?
It depends on the model. We have 4 colors of Polish:
- Ivory for ice collection models: Tempo, Motivo, Overture, Chorus, Concerto, and Flamenco Ice; and for roller collection models: Esordio, Rondò, Ritmo, Classica
- White for ice models: Ice Fly and Piano; for roller models: Fly and Flamenco
- Black for all black models
- Tan for Showgirl or if you want to color your white boots.
I have an issue with my skates, who should I contact?
Always speak to your Authorized Edea dealer first. They can make any adjustments and offer appropriate service. If they feel it is an unusual issue, they will contact Edea head office.
If I contact Edea directly, will it be faster?
No. We would simply contact your local dealer which would just take more time. Your local dealer can solve 99% of problems and we are set up to work through these local experts, so contact them first.
My arches cramp in my new Edea boot. Why is that happening and what can I do?
Speak to your Authorized Edea dealer who will be able to offer expert advice and make any adjustment if required. The causes can be various, from a too tight fit, some pressure points or incorrect arch support.
My feet are cramping/get numb in my Edea boot. Why is that happening and what can I do?
Speak to your Authorized Edea dealer who will be able to offer expert advice and make any adjustment if required. The causes can be various, from a too tight fit, some pressure points or incorrect foot support.
I’m getting blisters on my ankles. What can I do?
Speak to your Edea dealer who will be able to offer expert advice and make any adjustment on the boot if required. A simple adjustment to the boot avoids discomfort and lack of training.
Can Edea boots be stretched?
Yes, they can be stretched. Edea Authorized Dealer can adjust your Edea boot giving you the perfect fit. Learn more on Instant Custom fit.