I always say I don’t skate because I don’t like being cold, but frankly, while that may be true, it is mostly because my feet hurt when I skate! Within 2 minutes on skates, the arches of my feet feel really fatigued and I can’t wait to get my skates off! What really bothers me more is that I am a Pedorthist and I should know how to stop my feet from hurting when I skate! I have tried over the counter insoles and they make a small difference but not enough. My biggest relief came when I finally got a custom skate orthotic, fitted exactly to my arch and my skate, thin enough to not make the skate feel even tighter, but strong enough to support my arch. What a relief! The orthotics keep my foot in a neutral alignment and allow my body to work optimally. My stride length is longer and my foot doesn’t fatigue. Now, if only I could overcome my dislike of the cold weather!