Junior inline hockey skates are made for skaters in the age range of 7 - 13 and are available in sizes 1 - 5.5. Youth inline skates are smaller than Junior skates, made for skaters in the age range of 2 - 7, and are available in sizes 6 - 13.5. Most hockey skates are intended to be ordered 1 to 1.5 sizes down from your U.S. Shoe Size. So, if you wear size 4.5 U.S. Boys'/Men's Shoes then you will likely need size 3 or 3.5 skates, depending on personal preference.
Some of the most popular roller hockey skate brands include Mission, Tour, Reebok, Bauer and CCM. You'll find that each hockey skate brand and model has something unique to offer, whether it's the wheels they use, the chassis and wheel configuration, or the overall fit of the skate boots. If you're new to the sport of roller hockey, be open and willing to try on a few different brands and models of inline hockey skates before settling on any one pair. You may find that the "right fit" for you is different from that of your friends or teammates who have made a recommendation to you.