Hockey skate guards and skate soakers cover and protect your steel blades. They both really serve the same function, but are simply different materials. Skate guards are usually a hard rubber, whereas soakers are generally made out of a softer terry cloth type material. Both will do the job of protecting your skate blades while they are in your bag or in the event you need to walk over some cement to get to another rink or pop in the car to quickly make another game across town. Pure Hockey offers a big variety of colors, sizes and brands like A&R, Elite Hockey and Pro Guard.