I purchased these skates for my son who is on the ice 4 times a week. He's in the middle 14 and growing so I didn't want to spend >$200 for skates that he'll be out of in a few months. We went to the local total hockey in Montgomeryville, PA. the salesperson was helpful but asked my son what type of skates he was interested in. He wanted to stay in CCM's but tried supremes out as well. The CCM's fit him better than anything else.
After 4 months in them the're a little beat in looks only. I've had to sew some stitching as both tendon guards opened up. The quarter package is in good shape, holder is good, but most important the support is still there and my son loves the comfort of the U foam. When he needs a new pair we will go back to CCM but probably jump a level or 2.