- Parent Category: Skates and Clothes
We've had some good luck with used skates. The reality is that some kids grow quickly and they outgrow their skates before they wear them out or even fully break them in. In this case, used skates should work out just fine. However, if skates are too broken in, they won't offer the support that your skater need so be cautious.
You also want to make sure that the blades haven't been sharpened down to nothing.
Some skate shops sell used skates as a service to their customers who buy from them, but they don't always promote them since they don't make as much money on them. You may have to ask if they have used skates.
If you get to know some of the skaters around your club, you may have a chance to get some good used skates at good prices. Your club might have a classifieds section on their Web site or they may have a buy-and-sell bulletin goard.