I saw these in my local Target, on [...] and snagged a pair. I am not much of an ice skater, but for the price, decided these would be handy for the 3 or 4 times I skate each winter. I had them sharpened and took them out on the ice. I have to say, I am impressed! Definitely more comfortable than the rentals...in my opinion they had great ankle support. It's worth noting this was my first time in a ice hockey skate! I missed the toe pick which most figure skates have, but managed fine. For my use these were such a terrific bargain, I am so mad it didn't occur to me to pick up a pair for my husband too. If you are really serious about ice hockey, then these might disappoint, but for [...], I don't think you can possibly go wrong!