Brands:Brand: American Athletic
Best selling entry level figure skate. The tricot lined figure skate is comfortable, fits well and has an easy care durable PVC boot. The skate features multi layered ankle support, hollow ground, nickel plated steel blade, full quarter padding for comfort and a form fitting padded tongue. A great entry level, pond or rink skate. Sizing is true to shoe size and Wipe blades after each use
My daughter was taking weekly skating lessons, and finally reached the stage where she wanted her own skates. Not knowing anything about ice skates, I assumed I could buy the cheapest skates I found on Amazon with the best reviews. Anything will be better than the rentals, right? Wrong. After her lesson, the instructor came over and showed me how the side of the skate caved in. She called it a "pond skate", basically only good for going in circles around the rink. For a lot of people, this will be fine. My daughter did think it was comfortable and was upset when we had to get rid of it. But for the skaters who are taking lessons, they will be learning more advanced moves, and their ankles need stiff support. This skate just wasn't meant for it, so if you try to save money, you will wind up paying more in the long run.
So far we've purchased several pairs of these for our 4 year old who's been skating since she was 2 1/2. We didn't want her stuck with rental hockey skates (the only thing our rink offers), and who can shell out $175 for skates at the skating shop for a child who will outgrow them every few months? Not us, so these very affordable and well-made skates fit the bill! We ordered just a half size above her shoe size and they've been a great fit with warm socks!
Ordered these skates for my 7.5 year old daughter to skate with her mother on rainy days this summer. Skate does fit well and looks nice on her foot, but that’s the best that I can offer. Exactly 6 weeks after ordering and just after they could no longer be returned, these things are falling apart. First after a couple of hours on the ice I had to have the skates sharpened for a 2nd time. And we are talking about a 45lb beginnner not an established hockey player. Can’t believe the metal blade can’t hold the edge for longer than that. How cheap/soft is this metal? Now the grommet on the next to last lace has fallen off and I expect that the vacated hole in the leather will soon rip making these skates unable to be properly tightened around her ankles and therefore largely useless. Thought that these things would at least hold up for 10-12 hours of infrequent skating or until her foot outgrew them, but I guess I was wrong. Too bad as they are nice looking and fitting skates and my daughter does love them.
I use to compete when I was a child and for 30$ this is a great deal ppl, nice skates would usually run at least $150 so anyone who complains about these when they only spent $30 needs to seriously re-evaluate their review!