Do I really need the more expensive ice hockey skates? What’s the difference between the expensive ice hockey skates and the cheap ones?
It is quite simple, really. As ice hockey skates get more expensive, they get much lighter and much stiffer. This is the same for all ice hockey equipment manufactures such as RBK, CCM, Nike Bauer, Graf, Easton, and Mission. I’m sure it is obvious to anyone why you would want an ice hockey skate to be lighter in weight, but why would you want an ice hockey skate to be stiffer? Wouldn’t this make the ice hockey skates less comfortable? No. This is a common misconception when inexperienced ice hockey players walk into a hockey shop and wonder why anyone would pay $500 for ice hockey skates. The truth is when you buy a cheap pair of ice hockey skates, they lack the ankle support you need and this is why they are not as stiff. These ice hockey skates will always break down faster. An ice hockey skate that is stiffer and more expensive will not only last you much longer, it will give you the overall support you need.