Everyone has to learn sometime! If you have a mite that's just getting started, or going back for more - the S160's are an excellent choice to get them used to modern ice skates. 3-D Reinforced Trueform Tech PU is molded to form the quarter package on the S160's. It provides ample stiffness without being too much for a new player to break in like many high end skates today. If you have a young skater gearing up for the first time, the S160's will provide them with a durable supportive skate to learn on.