Long time skater Steve from Seattle asks this question of the iisa.org team: I‘m 66 years old and have been skating about 17 years. Skated on Salomons until they quit importing them. I just got my second pair of Rollerblades, Rollerblade Speedmachine 110 RX Skates. The problem I’m having, I also had with the 100 MM skates that I just wore out. I pronate a lot. I moved my frames as far to the arch side of my foot as I could, and that helps, but I am still on the inside of my wheels most of the time. I’ve considered taking a file to the frames so I could move them even further to the arch side. I also wonder if there might be something I could put inside the skate to relieve the problem. An ideas, or if you can’t help me, any idea who could?
Steve, we found some help at inline planet that will get you started diagnosing your pronation issues, and a fairly technical article about pronation and supination right here at inline skating resource. Though I’m not an expert, I do work with certified pedorthists who tell me to start with one correction at a time. First, get footbeds from an expert to stabilize your heel. Second, do plenty of balance drills on one foot to eliminate operator error. I know there’s a life-line out there for you. Skaters with expertise and experience, please weigh in!