Rated 5 out of 5 by ClemintineM The best skates I have ever owned!
I haven't been on skates in over 20 years. I bought these skates for the fleece lining hoping to keep my feet warm while skating outside without having to put on several pair of socks. I was NOT let down! My feet stayed warm even though I only had one pair of socks on and I was out for three hours. It was New Years eve in Northern Michigan, cold enough out to say my feet stayed warm. Sure they were stiff in the ankles but aren't all skates supposed to be? If your skating on loose skates then your asking for trouble. I didn't get them sharped either and I was just fine.
January 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by liasophia Narrower Than Expected
I was so happy to put these skates on and feel the softness at the shin. However, as soon as I put weight on my feet, I realized they are too narrow. There is plenty of room in the toe box but they are narrow just behind the toes so both feet felt like they were being crushed. It's not something that felt like it would go away with "breaking in". I am returning them and I'm very sad they don't come in a wide. I had such high hopes.
January 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LYP65 Comfort skates are not comfortable
These skate uppers are very hard and stiff. The were did not feel right on my ankle. I will be returning to store.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by runnergirlc Very comfortable
I have been renting skates at the local rink and they are sooo uncomfortable. These are like wearing comfy shoes. They are well padded and have support where you need it. I did pay to have them sharpened before I used them, so I can't answer the question if they come pre-sharpened.
I gave it 5 stars because I can't think of anything I would improve. But I am a very casual skater, only 3-4 times/year. So I do not have a lot of experience on what excellent could be. But in my mind these are excellent.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cuteboymom Fun
I just used these for the first time today. They were supportive like a skate should be but more comfortable and warmer. They were also easier to get on than traditional skates. I did have the blades sharpened before I used them. I haven't skated since high school (only a few years ago :) ) and I actually had fun this afternoon at the local rink.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BSam get them re-sharpened
I bought these last year, to replace typical classic white uncomfortable figure skates .
I could not find the balance point on them (and I inline skate as well as ice skate) and felt very teetery,
nor did I get good "purchase"/grip with them on the ice.
So, the solution was to take them to a shop and have them sharpened, as well as to skate with the upper laces partially loosened.
The sharpening was a huge improvement, and the loosened upper laces allowed me to press more forward, instead of being on my heels (like a stiff ski boot with shin bang).
Once I got used to them, they are a big step up in comfort.
December 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RecFigureSkater skate sizing
Order down as you normally would with ice skates. I wear an 8.5 shoe and have wide feet. The LL Bean rep told me I should order the 9. When it came, I had room in the skate even before I realized the toe was still stuffed with tissue paper. I re ordered, this time the 8 and found that I could lift my heel inside the skate. Today, I skated for an hour wearing a thin sock in the size 7. I returned the 8 and 9 on my way to the rink.
December 21, 2011