For kids inline hockey skates the design has to work for the purpose which is why you’ll notice major differences from standard inline skates. Kid’s hockey inline skates are going to offer a shorter length frame which will allow for some tighter corners. The design in the shorter frame is to make it easy to get from point a to point b while still being able to zigzag around without issue. Top speed is less of an issue than short distance speed and ability to corner so kids will have great control without going out of control fast.
The wheels on kid’s inline hockey skates are typically going to be slightly softer making them more grippy. Most roller hockey takes place on an indoor court and the wheels on standard inline skates would slip and slide so kid’s inline hockey skates use softer wheels which makes the wheels a bit more grippy on the indoor court floor. For outdoor hockey there are some kid’s inline hockey skates that come with harder wheels. Look in the skate’s specifications for the wheel hardness; you can also buy aftermarket wheel sets for outdoor skating.
Kid’s inline hockey skates are going to offer a fit and feel similar to an ice hockey skate. This means the skates are going to be relatively stiff and will not offer the kind of give kids may be used to in their daily footwear. Kid’s hockey skates are going to be strictly lace up which adds more support but is also more durable than any other closure system. You should always size kid’s inline hockey skates as tight as possible because if you size too large for them to “grow into” you could be putting them at risk of blisters or sore feet.
To make it easy to shop all the kid’s inline hockey skates on Inlineskates.com we offer easy to use product refinements which are located on the left side of the page. These refinements include skill range, price, wheel size, bearing grade, and more. When you click on any refinement you will see the page refresh and show you only skates that feature the refinement value you’ve chosen. For example, if you choose size 4 in the size refinement box, the page will refresh and show you only kid’s inline hockey skates available in a size 4. You can also use multiple refinements at once, simply wait until the page refreshes from your first refinement selection and then you can make an additional selection, and so on.