Any time you are purchasing goalie skates, you want to get it right. The goalie skate is made up of three different key components - the cowlings, the runner (blade) and the boot. Just like a player's skates, the runner is attached to the cowling with either an adhesive or rivets, which are essentially small bolts. The cowling is that large piece of plastic that surrounds the runner and also surrounds the lower part of the boot and all of the toe for extra protection. When it comes to sizing, do not use your shoe size as your indicator. Goalie skates will generally run 1.0 - 1.5 sizes smaller than your shoe size. If you wear a size 11 shoe, it's likely you'll be a size 9.5 goalie skate. Shop all mens ice hockey goalie skates now on sale at Pure Goalie from all the major goalie skate brands like Bauer, Graf, Reebok, Vaughn, CCM and much more!