Special skating equipment for goalkeepers
Goaltender skates differ from regular offensive or defensive player skates. Goaltenders tend to move around lot less than regular players, but they are usually in a lot more contact. Goalie does need to knee, jump, then get up quite often. For this reason, the focus of goalies skates is not speed and maneuverability, but stability and durability.
These skates are wider, flatter and longer to both provide more stability. Goalkeepers skates get caught up with players sticks and the puck quite often, so the design and the material used needs to provide more durability for the skate. Blades of a goalie skate are usually made from stainless steel, titanium nitrate, carbon steel or similar combinations.
The blade is designed to provide a stable stance for a player. The blade used to be lower to provide more stability, but nowadays usually is higher so it would be easier for goalie to provide a wide stance without losing contact between the blade and the ice. The shoe part of the skate is designed to withstand hits from sticks and pucks, as well as other skate blades. This makes it heavier than an average skate, but it is vital for protection.
What can I choose from here
As with any skate, size is the first thing that matters. Design can’t be put above comfort. If your skate does not fit, all of the most important features of your skating performance – speed, maneuverability, stability are affected greatly. Use the filters to narrow the search among our products. First choose the correct age group, then narrow down the selection with a correct size. Please not that when buying hockey states, width is also important size measurement you should choose from. Most products offer various sizes, so it should not be too hard to find the right size and design. If we compare designs to regular skate designs, there is less of a choice. Among colors – most skates are black with various color accents, mostly red and yellow.
Prices of hockey goalie skates vary slightly between different models. Most products cost from 200 EUR to 300 EUR, but there are slightly cheaper and more expensive products as well. Goalie skates are not generally more expensive than regular ice hockey skates, but the difference is that there is smaller choice of designs. Nevertheless, the choice is still quite extensive. Just as with most of our products, we offer skates only from the best and most highly valued brands in professional and amateur hockey world. Among many models of the goalkeeper skates we have CCM and Bauer brand skates.
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