Ice Skating Boots
A good pair of ice skating boots is a must for ice skating. Whilst skating on the
ice is a lot of fun, an ill fitting or poor quality skating boot can cause serious damage to the feet and
skin or even a broken ankle so buying the perfect skating boots is very important.
There is nothing more
uncomfortable than ice skating in an ill fitting skating boot. These boots are not like other shoes in that you can
compromise a little comfort for style. A good pair of ice skating boots should be a snug and comfortable fit and
have the sensation of an extension of your feet. The heel should be of a fairly tight fit and should not move at
all when you do.
Whilst a boot too big can become
out of shape and blister, a too small boot can cause the toes to be pushed together and create an uncomfortable
skating experience, not to mention sore toes. Other problems like a badly fitting instep can cause pain and give
the wearer painful; cramp. This is just one of many reasons why when it comes to ice skating boots they need to be
If you are a novice skater looking
for your first ice skating boots here are a few tips that will help you.
As you are a beginner, a skate
boot with attached blades would be most suitable for you. It is probably not a good idea to buy separate blades for
your first pair of boots and as attached blades do not allow a choice of blades they are usually an all purpose one
suitable for beginners.
Measure both your feet, the width
as well as the length. Do not be concerned if the size does not match your shoe size; it just means that the fit on
an ice skating boot is not the same as your usual brand of shoes.
Try them on a few times before you
buy and see how you feel. If you can walk on dry land with new skates and the boots feel as if they are wobbling
from side to side, they are not a good fit. You need a boot that can support your feet correctly and don’t allow
your feet to move. With this in mind however make sure you have enough space for your toes and that they don’t feel
constricted in any way.
As a beginner you may want a pair
of thin leather ice skating boots. Thick leather boots can be extremely uncomfortable and rigid. You don’t want to
get discouraged and give up at the first hurdle.
Lastly, don’t buy a cheap boot for
your first pair. Compare the prices and buy a medium priced boot that suits you the best. Prioritise quality over
cost. This may cost a little extra but it’s worth it.
Choosing the rightice skating
bootscan be very tricky so it is better to seek expert help to find your perfect first pair. With a good pair of
ice skating boots skating can become a fun way to spend leisure times.