Comments: I ordered a pair during cyber week and unfortunately they were too small to try out. I opted to send them back and not exchange them. I wear an 8 in Bauer and my big toes hit hard enough on the outside and end to make me think I'd have to go to a size 9 in Alkali. I also was a little suprised at how soft (not stiff) the uppers were. Generally speaking, the quality of a skate is indicated by how much it resists squeezing in with your hand at the top of the laces. Alkali's aren't stiff. From the reviews, people love 'em, but they do seem to be a different breed of skate.
From: Dave, Colorado Springs, CO
Comments: great skate..even better than the RPD MAX With regatds to the sizing --this model is consistant with the previous model line . Size 13 US shoe = size11.5 skate. Great fit ,wider toe box aggresive stance, comfy heat moldable lace bite insert, and top quality Components = great value excellent skates from ALKALI
From: Dave, Gulf Breeze, FL
Comments: Another great skate from Alkali. Always skated on Mission skates but the last set before these I tried the RPD CA9's from alkali--what a great pair of skates! With that said the RPD Max skates are even better. With a more aggressive stance, more comfy lace bite protecter, a little wider toe box, and quality components throughout, this is an excellent skate. Bomb proof construction and durability protect the feet from slap shots and slashes reminds me of some of Mission's earliest work like the1998 Proto VSi's. Thanks Akali.
From: Dave, GulfBreeze, FL
Comments: Best Skate I've ever owned. Didn't need to bake. After 1.5 hours practice, 1.5 hours playing I experienced a little bit of toe rub on the right, nothing too painful. Second session a dream. NOOOO BAKING!.
I have a pair of Seba Highs for freestyle, hockey boys, try a break in with these & you'll no what pain is!. The Alkali's are so good I'm retiring my Seba's & using my hockey skates for freestyle & street, Labeda RPG' s are great slalom wheels for indoor slalom, for street hockey I've just ordered Labeda asphalt's & swiss lite's
RPG Wheels grip like poo to the proverbial blanket, hardly any ware on the inside rear right wheel, & we play on a wooden gym floor, this is the wheel that normally has visible ware by now.
Great tight turning radius, great grip & boy are they fast & smooth & that's on the ABEC9, can't wait to get the swiss lite's in.
GREAT JOB ALKALI!! ;-)
From: Martin, Jersey, UK
Comments: Awesome complete package skate! Molds great, very sturdy and performance on every level is top notch. Explosive stance, amazing agility and great looks to top it off. You wont need another skate. Outstanding delivery from Alkali!
From: Tony, Tucson, AZ
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