View Full Version : Junior Skates Needed
05-18-2009, 06:53 PM
I'm asking for some help - my 7 year old has outgrown his Mission 5500s - he's now wearing a size 3.5 (US) shoe. If anyone has any size 4 or 4.5 skates that are high quality and not too beat on, please let me know.
Conversely, if anyone can recommend a top quality new skate in this size, I would appreciate it.
05-18-2009, 10:02 PM
he's now wearing a size 3.5 (US) shoe. If anyone has any size 4 or 4.5 skates that are high quality and not too beat on, please let me know.
Most skate sizes are smaller than shoe sizes. Are you sure you want to go up in size ?
05-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Depends - I've found Mission to be true to shoe size while CCM and Tour go one size smaller than shoe size. In any case - he's in a 3.5 shoe and growing like a weed, so if I'm going to shell more than a hundred bucks out for these, he's getting at least an extra half size!
05-19-2009, 02:41 PM
get him a size that fits now...skates are not something u can purchase to grow into...they will jsut hurt his feet and he will get blisters...its more important to have the right fit then the top of the line skate...i hate seeing kids out there that have skates to big...u can usually tell just watching them do laps around the rink in warmups whos skates are too big and stick is too tall because the parents want to save money...if u want to save money...dont get ur 8 yr old a $200 stick or $400 skates..
05-19-2009, 10:53 PM
get him a size that fits now ...if you want to save money...dont get ur 8 yr old a $200 stick or $400 skates..
I agree...If you're looking for a good deal, check out the link in the top right of this website.
They are selling Tour Cobalt 8.8's for only $100.
05-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the recommendation for InlineHockeyWarehouse. I appreciate it, and I agree that it's a good way to go.
05-31-2009, 11:23 PM
I can second the motion to check out inline hockey warehouse...
Scour the internet for the next size skates you need...Find that one or two year old model that some dealer is trying to get rid of...
In the clearance sections of websites, you will find a size four skate that was one of the original $300-$400 models when it first came out, and they're letting it go noe for $79.95, or some such.
If you are on the lookout for the next size up, before your son grows out of his current pair, you will find a special somewhere that is a really good deal.
You then put 'em in the closet, and wait for your son to complain about his present pair not fitting anymore.
For the last five pairs of skates purchased as my daughter grew up, I never paid more than $95, and we always got the top-of-the-line models (all msrp'd at $359 & over) of either mission or tour.
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