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Monday, September 19, 2011
I have people calling me on a regular basis asking whether they should buy adjustable inline skates. I usually tell them that it depends upon their circumstances. First of all, adjustable skates are for children (unless you have very small feet). Has your child ever done any inline skating previously? If not, then I would certainly recommend going with an adjustable skate.
It also depends upon your child. If your child is growing like a weed, you probably can't afford buying new skates every six months. An adjustable skate would solve that problem. But if your child has skated before and likes the sport and is not growing like a weed, I would recommend a higher quality skate. If your child is an experienced skater, he/she would know the difference right away from an adjustable to a more expensive skate.
What is an adjustable skate? It simply is a skate that can be adjusted to expand or contract in size depending upon the size of the foot of the child Many of them can be adjusted from like a 9 or 10 junior to up to size 3 or 4. Usually you can chose either a 9 or 10 junior to size 1 or size 1 to 3 or 4, depending upon the skate. So if you buy a skate for your child who is a size 10 junior, you can adjust it usually until they reach a size 1. The sizes go from let's say a 10, 11, 12, and 13 junior and size 1. Or it can go from size 1, 2,3 and 4. That means that the skate can last for a few years (if they don't wear it out before hand). You also would be able to pass the skate on to another child as well.
It is not complicated either to adjust the size. It is different with each skate and directions usually come with the skate. If not, you can go online to find the directions. Usually there is a little lever in the front side of the skate that lets you make the adjustment. In other words, this can be done very quickly and easily. Even the child would be able to make this adjustment after the parent shows them how to do it.
So in conclusion I would definitely recommend adjustable skates for most small children unless the child skates frequently and loves the sport. In that case I would recommend a more expensive skate that will give your child a more enjoyable experience.
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