Having your own skates is a significant advantage over those rink visitors who rent them. With your skates, you can be sure that they are the right size for you, that they are spaced and fit for your foot, and that they are sharpened and laced correctly.
Not in the last place is the issue of hygiene, because you hardly want anyone to wear your shoes. Finally, with skates, you will have the opportunity to avoid queues at the rental and visit free ice rinks in the open air.
There are several basic guidelines for choosing the right skates. You should start by defining a goal, why do you actually need these shoes? If you want to play hockey or figure skating, you will need specialized models. If speed skating is a priority, the skates will be different. For periodic visits to the rink and for amateur use, the so-called walking models are suitable.
Do not forget that skates for buyers of different ages are different, especially for children. In specialized stores you can find skates for children from the age of two. You can get detailed information about the range of children's models in the sections of specialized stores, like
Remember that a baby's leg grows rapidly and you may have to find a new model of skate every year. It is recommended to take skates "for growth" only in exceptional cases and only with a small size tolerance. Children's skates can be both for boys and separately for girls.
In general, your success on the rink will largely depend on how well the skates are fitted to your foot. Pay attention not only to the size of the foot, but also to the completeness of the last, to how the ankle is fixed. Dangling skates can cause injury. If the shoe is too tight and too tight, it can be a source of discomfort on the rink. As a rule, the optimal foot size is considered to be a shoe in which you can slip your little toe between the heel and heel with some effort. Determine right away with which toe you will be wearing your skates.
Note that skates, especially leather skates, need to be worn out for a while. Most of the models from the store require sharpening, which can be done on almost any professional ice rink.
Where to buy skates? It is better to contact a specialized outlet that stores skates in appropriate conditions, offers a wide range and a long warranty.
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