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Bob Skates Double Runner Ice Skates

by Kates Skates
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Price: £16.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
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  • ASIN: B0000CE099
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,461 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Bob Skates double-runner (double bladed) ice skates for kids are a great way for toddlers and young children to have a first experience on the ice. They can be adjusted from a childs size 5 to a childs size 12

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs some work 8 April 2012
By Graham
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Bought these for an almost 2 year old.
Pros - adjustable, will fit small shoes fairly easily. Give good stability on the ice.
Cons - don't stay on very well, especially if shoes are small. Buckles on straps broke after a couple of sessions.

Solutions - bought some polypropylene webbing and camlocks online, and made new straps that won't break. Use sticky tape to wrap around the middle of the skate and shoe - fortunately, there's a gap in the middle of the runner that allows this without having the tape dragging on the ice. If you're prepared to spend an extra £5 and do a bit of sewing, plus remember to take some tape with you each time (I use hockey stick tape, but anything will do), then these will allow even a very young child to go on the ice and enjoy themselves. Would have been 4 stars if they had used webbing to begin with, as found on some versions from USA and Canada. These skates may stay on a larger size shoe better, but will probably move on to proper skates by that time...

Summary - will do the job, but not perfect. However, good stability, and easier to balance than a proper skate. If you are prepared to do a little work, they will do the job very nicely. (Lots of retailers sell webbing and buckles. If you don't want to spend ages searching, then google "point north", as they were the cheapest I could find.) But sticky tape also essential!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bob skates 17 Jan 2014
By Pilch
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Bought for our 2 year old Grandson, a little long but he'll grow into them. Looked for these as my son had some many years ago. Straps don't look quite as strong but not having used them yet I don't know how they'll work out. Service and delivery good in the run up to Christmas.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Buckles don't last 2 Feb 2013
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I have order those bob skates for my 3Y old despite reading the 3 star only review given the quick delivery (1 day only) and given I had the same type when I was a child. Nevertheless at those times the buckles were made of a proper metal and lasted all the years, unlike in case of this product.

The buckles are made of very cheap and weak metal, so I knew I will need to replace them after a couple of tries. My suprise came when the one of them broke the very first time I was trying to tight the skates to my daughter foot. The leather stripe is OK for me, but requires pre-trying as additional holes may need to be made. But since I was getting new cam locks (good metal buckles impossible to find) on the internet, I got webbing as well.

On the positive size, it is very easy to adjust to a foot. Unlike other products it does have edges on front and back, which helps to keep the skate in place. Good product, but rubbish buckles.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for toddlers 12 Jun 2007
By H. Cavalier - Published on Amazon.com
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My son was obsessed with hockey at 18 months and these worked great. He felt like he was wearing skates, just like the big kids but they aren't sharp enough to hurt him and he didn't fall down--even though he had only been walking for 6 months. Plus, they'll still fit him for the next few winters and they're non-gendered so his little sister can wear them later.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, bad product 8 Feb 2008
By D. K. Lindsay - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this for my 2-1/2 yr old daughter. She has 2 brother that play ice hockey, and was very excited to be on the ice. I thought it would be a good thing seeing how young she is, and that it was also adjustable. First thing was, the leather straps are not all secure, and my husband ended up having to put 2 or more holes in each strap. Okay...not big deal, right?

The real problem came when she tried to skate, due to the fact the screw underneath the skate keep getting loose and the skate expand out, he foot falls off. This happened over and over again the whole night, and we must have stopped to put the back on and rescrew atleast 20 times. After awhile we got tired of the whole process and went home.

She did have fun however on the ice, and with us pushing her, she seemed to glide fine. Again though, stopping every 45 seconds or so, ruined it for us.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First toddler skates 28 Mar 2008
By L. Kos - Published on Amazon.com
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Good first pair of ice skates for our three year old. Very stable on ice and easy to adjust.
However, wing nut at the bottom have tendency to become loose and needs tightening every once in a while and that is why I didn't give 5 stars.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but screw kept coming loose. 1 Aug 2009
By J. Giamundo - Published on Amazon.com
We bought these for my 4 yr. old for his first attmept at ice skating. The fit was fine, and he did well on them but then we notice a screw on the ice behind him. You really need to double check the screws under each skate. They tend to come loose and fall off. Once my husband REALLY tightened them they were o.k. If we hadn't noticed the screw on the ice the whole this would have just fallen apart and been rendered useless. They're needed to adjust the length of the skate to fit your child's foot. Buy them, just bring pliers.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the ticket for a toddler who wants to skate! 3 Mar 2009
By J. Bartoli - Published on Amazon.com
Very easy to put on and take off. These skates are excellent for a toddler who's just learning to skate. They're holding up well, aside form one of the adjustment bolts falling off. Honestly, this could have been our mistake and it was easy to find a replacement part. We'd gladly buy these for our next child, too. Very nice product that has very much satisfied our expectations.
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