When it comes to picking a pair of hockey skates, there is no “best hockey skate.” It all comes down to what’s the best skate for YOU. The best skate hinge on your playing style, your skill level, your ability and weight, and your foot size.
In this article, we are going to go into detail on how you can decide which skate will be best suited contingent on your playing ability and personal preferences.
If you’re going to play hockey, you should be ready to spend at least $200 on a pair of skates. Nearly every pair of skates that costs under $200 isn’t appropriate for an adult playing hockey. If you get a good sale price, that’s a different story. Take a look at some of the online websites for some great places to check out top name brand clearance skates.
If you just need a recreational pair of skates to go to the public skating rink and skate laps then the cheapest skates will be okay, but for the demands that hockey puts on skates (stops, starts, crossovers, sticks, sharp turns, pucks, etc.) you want a high-quality skate.
If you just want to learn how to skate at the moment, but your intention is to start playing hockey at some point and time, I still suggest getting the more expensive skates. This way you don’t have to purchase new skates down the road. Some stores will have sales on last year’s styles. This is a good way to get the higher end skates for a lower price. If you get this chance and the skates fit you correctly, then go for it.
When you are at the store, be sure you get a good fitting for your hockey skates. Try on different styles and brands to find the one that works for you.