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The 5 Most Comfortable Skates For 2023

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The 5 Most Comfortable Skates For 2023

Skates are meant to be worn for long periods of time, and it can get pretty uncomfortable to skate in the wrong pair. With that said, here is a list of the 5 most comfortable skates for 2023.


5. CCM Ribcor 80K

Coming in at number 5 we've got the CCM Ribcor 80K.

The Ribcor 80K is a fitting choice for those looking for a solid skate that can provide them with the performance and comfort they need. The ribbed V-cut ankle patch allows for close passing while the 3-D lasted composite FlexFrame boot provides exceptional durability and stability on the ice. With a tapered profile and exceptionally breathable liner, the 80K is a skate with a snug, high-end feel. Finally, the Total Dry Pro liner delivers a high-quality feel without sacrificing comfort.

At the end of the day, the RibCor 80K is one of the stars of CCM's ever-popular RibCor line. This skate is designed for fast-paced hockey players who skate fast and hit hard but who also need comfort given the large amounts of time spent on the ice.


4. Bauer Vapor 2X Pro

At number 4 we've got the Bauer Vapor 2X Pro.

The Bauer Vapor 2X Pro Hockey Skate is a high-performance skate designed for professional hockey players who must be able to maneuver with exceptional quickness and playmaking agility. The DYNAFLEX boot provides long-lasting lightweight durability, while the Lock-Fit Pro liner gives players a comfortable advantage through its unique design.


3. CCM AS3 Pro

The CCM AS3 Pro is a skate that delivers wicked acceleration.

The revolutionary AS3 Pro is the new benchmark for top-level hockey skates. Built with a one-piece carbon composite boot, it provides players with an anatomical form-fitting support liner for improved stability and responsiveness on the ice.

Professionally engineered for long-lasting durability and a close, comfortable fit, the AS3 Pro is preferred by recreational players and pros alike. Complimenting the AS3 Pro’s exceptional comfort and pro-level fit is a SpeedBlade XS holder that allows for efficient edge work improving versatility and allowing for smooth transitions and control in tight power turns.


2. CCM JetSpeed FT2

Next up at number 2 is CCM's JetSpeed FT2.

From the second you put these CCM JetSpeed FT2 Hockey Skates on, you'll find that they have a quality build that provides the stability needed to be an explosive skater and the comfort to last throughout those long games and sometimes, even longer practices. The FT2’s TotalDri Pro+ liner just feels amazing against your foot as it provides ankle support, as well as a great fit throughout the skate. The FT2's internal padding system ensures stability and makes sure the smoothness of your stride isn't compromised. All atop a durable SpeedBlade XS holder, this skate can withstand some of the most extreme conditions that hockey players face in their line of work.


1. Bauer Nexus 2N Pro

Finally, rounding out our list is a skate precisely made for players seeking professional-level power and unparalleled control: the Bauer Nexus 2N Pro.

Built for elite performance and comfort, the Bauer Nexus 2N features a full-length CURV composite boot with 3D lasting construction for a lightweight, durable fit. Form-Fit+ thermoformable footbed liners provide superior comfort with an anatomically correct molded fit. The Nexus 2N Pro features an ultra-lightweight, hard nylon synthetic quarter package and reinforced toe cap to improve comfort and support throughout the depth of the boot.



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