I've had these skates for 12 years. Prior to putting on the Cor Aces a few years back (and only skating on them 3 times) I had MK One Stars (so crap they don't even make them anymore). Yet I managed to do hundreds of doubles in those beginner blades.
The boots are Altamura Super Elite, an Australian company that was only around for a few years.
I'm tossing up whether I should buy new boots when in Chicago, but I don't want to have to deal with another blade change.