The Riedell 297 is the most popular boot that we sell.  I recently learned that it is referred to as the “instructor boot” because it is so comfortable to wear for long sessions. The Riedell Model 297 Professional boot was designed for the artistic or rhythm skater that wants the very best! The stock boot is available in black or white and features full-grain leather uppers and soft moisture-resistant top-grain leather lining. Reinforced quarters and ankle padding offer great support while the soft genuine Shearling lining on the tongue offers the ultimate comfort.  The 297 Professional is a great leather boot that offers excellent flexibility for performing complicated dance steps.  Stock sizes run 4-13 in men’s and women’s sizes.  Back Beat Skates stocks all men’s sizing (black boots) because they are built on a wider last and is by far the most popular choice.

This is a very classic looking boot in black.  The higher back & shearling tongue make this model easy to identify on the skate floor. These are also a great choice to add ColorLab to make a great statement.  If ordering custom, the upgrades that I personally think that are really important is a lace stabilizer bar & cork heel.  I have a couple of vintage pairs and have added a lace stabilizer bar to both, which to me, creates the perfect boot! Also, if going full custom, any size is available since they will be made specifically for your feet.  Full custom also greatly cuts down on the break in time. The sides will still be stiff but the foot area and padding will mold to your foot much faster.

Teal Riedell Boot

Green and Gold Riedell 297 Boot

Send us an email if you have any questions about boots, how to order, plates, wheels etc.  If you are in the Southern California area or plan to visit the area and are in the market to upgrade your boots, book a boot fit appointment with us.  We can discuss all of the different models and you can actually try on each model to select the perfect boot!  Not sure where to start with colors?  We are happy to help guide you on colors & combos to create your perfect skates!

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