06 25 2017

Hockey Skates

Hockey Skates

 

Skates:

  • 1st question is do you like the fit of your current brand? If yes, continue with. If no, consider other options
  • Most high end skates have different widths but fit for the heel. If the heel slides around, increased risk of blisters, general soreness in the feet and wearing out of the heel lining
  • Baking helps the fit but may be some hot/ sore spots, take note of them and have them punched out. More specific the info, the better they can punch out your skates
  • While standing, toes touch the ends of the skates. Crouch/bend knees and toes and heel should slide back
  • For growing feet, don’t go more than 1-1.5 sizes too big, otherwise it will fit sloppy and impact skating stride
  • For little kids, no need to buy most expensive skates as they are not heavy enough nor strong enough to utilize the technology in the skates