Ice hockey skates

Ice hockey skates

The skates should fit well on the foot. When selecting the skates’ features, the skater’s age, size, weight and force, the skater’s level and the number of skating times are taken into account.

A beginner should not buy the most expensive top skates in vain, especially if it is a growing child. The feet are always unique in shape, so when choosing skates, you should take into account the total size volume of the feet, which is currently helped by 3D analysis, which is used mainly in specialty stores.

The information obtained as a result of 3D analysis provides a good basis for the choice, but often the choice is directed to the “wide last” which is useless, because the last can always be modified to be wider but not narrower.
Properly sized skates support the ankle and foot, but do not squeeze.

Too big skates limp in the feet, making skating clumsy and easily getting abrasions and blisters on the feet. The interiors of hockey skates today are so thin, that they do not protect the foot from places where the pressure of the foot is high.

Attempts are made to prevent this fit by “owening process” in the shop, but it often doesn’t help very much, if your skates don’t fit well then you should contact

Often these skate fit problems are addressed with different insoles that try to support and adjust the foot to a different position. All of these insole solutions have now been phased out, because attention is now being paid to the fact that the entire foot and ankle must also function inside the skate, so that weight transfer is possible in the entire foot area.

With hockey skates that are too stiff, the operation of the foot and ankle is cumbersome and the natural operation of the feet is restricted.
When the stiffness of the skates is appropriate, i.e. adapted to the weight and force of the player, the different muscles of the foot develop evenly and the properties of the skate come into their own.

Please note when making a purchase. It is a good idea to fit the skates properly and always take the insole off the fitted skates first and step on it and see how much space is left in front of your toes. Usually 4-8 mm is enough for the right size.

You should also fit the skates completely without the insole, when it gives a good feel to the shell. If at this point you feel pressure on the inner edge of the toes and foot then it clearly indicates the need for modification because “oven” does not help those areas. You can then put the skates closed with laces and with the socks you plan to use when skating. If at this point you feel pressure or pain, it is obvious that the skates in question should be reformed to fit on your feet perfectly. Skates for children and young people should not be given extra room for growth.