Finally it has happened. I have upgraded to a pair of skates that will fit! I invested in a new pair of Vandals. Can I tell you how much I really really want to skate tomorrow. I cleaned my wheels, put on the new laces and even washed my pads. Complete derby maintenance. I skated a bit in the kitchen. It’s amazing to wear skates that fit. When I go up on my toe stops I don’t have to scrunch up my toes to stay in place. Quite the difference the right size makes. Without further ado, here they are! Modeling one of the two skates is Io the kitten. She is an adorable photo bomber.