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How to Break the New Shoe Curse

By October 23, 2012

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Fallen Trooper Skate ShoeYou've probably noticed that when you get a new pair of skate shoes, you suddenly suck at skating. It's like you instantly lose months of practice. Tricks that you could land the day before you blew out your favorite kicks are suddenly impossible. What causes this? And is there anything you can do about it??

Luke, a reader, wrote in and asked me about this. He wrote, "I haven't been able to ollie down curbs/stairs properly ever since i got new skate shoes would you happen to know the reason why?"

You're not alone, Luke! Read more about this problem and how it works!


November 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm
(1) Number6 says:

Wear your skate shoes a lot for sure. What I try to do is start wearing them around for a week or more before I even try to skate ‘em.

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