Originally Posted by Josh49
Make sure to air skates out well after each game. Don't throw them in the bag and shut the bag.. They'll start to smell terrible and weigh a ton.
Definitely do this. And take out your insole after skating and you'll see moisture on the bottom of it and on the footbed of your skate. Take a towel and dry this up immediately after skating, it'll help prevent your rivets rusting out. I take my insoles of the skate out, and put a fan on my gear for 24 hours, and then let everything air dry till i play again. Always unpack your gear from your bag and lay it out to dry.