The 10 Best Figure Skates

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Whether you are new to the world of figure skating or you are a seasoned competitor, the right pair of skates is a must. Choosing the best boots involves more than just picking a color, because there are thousands of styles created for people of all ages. Here, we have selected models made for different genders, as well as for varied skill levels to help you find the ideal option for your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Jackson Ultima

2. Riedell Emerald

3. Jackson SoftSkate

Editor's Notes

March 06, 2020:

Figure skating, whether you are a beginner or an expert in the sport, has one main requirement: always have your skates. Choosing the best skate to fit your needs is not always easy. If you are a newbie, you have plenty of affordable options, such as the American Athletic. As you progress in skill level, your choices are still plenty, but the prices go up because better skates cost more. At this point, look at your skates as an investment, especially if you are in the competitive circuit. There are some great models available at moderate prices, like the Riedell Emerald.

You have to know some of the features you want on your boots, such as the lining material and closure system. It is also essential that you have your precise feet measurements because skates need to be an exact fit for the best performance. Options like the Jackson Ultima have specific features, such as rolled collars. Once you have the perfectly-fitted skates on your feet, you will understand why the shopping process is so involved.

4. Jackson Ultima Mystique

5. American Athletic

6. RollerBlade Ice Allure

7. Jackson Softec Elite

8. Botas Anita

9. Rollerblade Adjustable Phaser

10. Lake Placid Whitney

Christopher Thomas
Last updated by Christopher Thomas

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