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Last But Not Least!

One change skaters probably won't notice is that the new skates will fit differently.

The reason for this: Rollerblade completely remodeled the inside of the skates for 2006 by building them around a new set of lasts, the forms that boots and shoes are built around.

Rollerblade interviewed more than a thousand skaters before making the new lasts, said the company's marketing director, Nick Skally.

"The idea was to build a skate with a better balance of comfort and performance," he said.

"It's easy to build a more comfortable skate. You just bury it in foam. The hard part is to make a skate that is both comfortable and performs well."

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