- Parent Category: Skates and Clothes
I have a general discussion on the cost of skates but in general, you need to buy the right kind of skates for the type of skating you're doing and the size and weight of the skater. If you're a high level skater but are very small and light, you won't get the right performance out of a really expensive, stiff, high-end boot. Conversly, if you're just a beginner and you're fairly big, you will need a fairly firm boot but not too firm. This is where a professional skating shop is worth the time and cost. They should have sales staff that will put you in the right boot and blade.
This site has a really good guide on selecting the appropriate type of skate for your skater. https://www.kinziescloset.com/Compare_Ice_Skates.html