How To Fit Toddler Hockey Skates
If you have a small athlete-in-training, you may need to know how to fit toddler hockey skates. While hockey skate design doesn't vary much between an adult and a toddler, determining if the fit is correct may be more of a problem. Since most toddlers won't be able to accurately tell you how the hockey skate feels, a salesperson or hockey skate specialist who can examine the fit of your toddler's skates is essential. Finding hockey skates that fit will provide a great way for the two of you to spend quality time together.
- Determine your price range. Even though the hockey skates are for a toddler, they will range in quality and, therefore, price. Most parents would agree that since the toddler will most likely outgrow the skates by the following year, an inexpensive pair will do.
- Measure the length of the toddler's feet while they are wearing the socks which will be worn with the hockey skates. Have the toddler stand up, and measure the distance from heel to toe on both feet. You may want to get multiple measurements in order to get the best results.
- Go to a sporting goods or hockey specialty store, and show them the measurements that you have obtained. Allow the salesperson to suggest a few different skates, and have the toddler try them on. Since toddlers will have a difficult time telling you how the skates feel, let the salesperson assess the fit.
- Try on a variety of skates. Examining as many as possible will allow you to choose the skates that work best for your toddler.