The RBK ice hockey skate, caused me a bit of “new skate” pain for the first three of four skates, but after using them for a short period of time, they now feel as if I have had these skates for a year. I always hate breaking in new equipment, and have been a person who likes to purchase used hockey equipment in order to skip the break in process completely. Well, after just a few sessions in the new hockey skate that I purchased, I am happy to tell you that these skates are now completely broken in. The interior of the skate is incredibly comfortable and soft, and after baking them they now have a completely customized fit for my foot.