Shoulder Pads and Pants: Shoulder pads and pants can be worn for as long as you desire. You can get 5 years out of them if you take care of them as I previously said. After 5 years, you should replace them to take advantage of new technologies. New designs and materials have come out over the years so you might want to give them a look.
Skates: Skates will last your entire life if you take good care of them. If not used regularly, they will become obsolete but that doesn't mean you throw them out just because another model has come out. Some people like to upgrade every few years while others may only need to change the blade style or material used in the construction of the skate. There are professionals who make their living selling parts that go into old skates so don't feel bad if you want to upgrade too.
Socks: Socks tend to last longer when made from natural fibers such as cotton instead of synthetic materials. Synthetic materials wear out faster than cotton or wool socks.
Shin guards: These items protect your legs against injuries caused by puck contacts. Because shin guards are exposed to ice and snow, they need to be replaced often (about once a season).
Head Protection: Head protection includes helmets and facemasks.
2. STRENGTH. A good pair of knee pads should last the entire season. They will, of course, wear and tear at different rates depending on how you play, dive, and the condition of the court. But if you use them intelligently, they should last for several years.
3. WEIGHT. Knee pads are usually made from a heavy material to provide protection. The heavier the better. The more you use your legs during a game, the more these pads will be worn out. Don't worry about weight too much when buying knee pads; instead, look for quality materials that will stand up to the abuse you can expect during play.
4. SIZE. Most manufacturers make one size of knee pad that fits both men and women. However, men's pads may be a little larger than women's because they need to cover more area. This is not a problem though, since all you need is a good fit between your knees and leg openings of your shorts.
5. FEATURES. Some knee pads have additional padding on top of the thigh area while others are solid across the front. Look for features such as air bubbles to help with movement or support and keep in mind the more features there are, the higher the price tag will be.
I've heard that they lasted for 15 years. However, this appears to be a bit lengthy. It also depends on how serious you are and how frequently you skate. Often, you can get a good bargain on them and get some spacers and Bones speed cream thrown in for free.
Bear in mind that you can buy new pairs of shoes every year. So why not keep your wheels for at least that long? Because they're expensive! A pair of decent-quality used wheels will set you back about $100. New ones are around $200. That's a lot of money for a hobby!
But if you don't think you'll use them for more than a couple of seasons, then throw some spare parts in with them and call it good. You'll need: two small screws, some washer type things, some metal shims (if yours are old enough), and some liquid polyurethane glue.
That's it! Open up your bag or box or storage unit and start digging through all your old stuff! I'm sure you have plenty of things that could be converted into spare parts :
Here's what you do: take out one of the bearings and clean it up with some sandpaper or file down any rough edges. Then soak it in water for an hour or so. This cleans it up and makes it ready for painting.
The longest period is 2-3 months, however when there is a hole, they normally toss them away and replace them. In actuality, I buy 5 pairs at a time and they last approximately a year before I change them! The same as my jogging shoes, till they break apart. I simply ran sans socks. No problems with skin contact or anything like that.
I've also heard of people going as long as 3 years without changing their socks. So it can be done, but it's not recommended because your feet will eventually smell if you don't wash them regularly.
Socks that are made for walking/running should be replaced more often than normal socks, since you're putting extra stress on them. However, you can run in old socks for quite some time without any problems as long as you wash them regularly. It's when you stop washing them that problems arise.
Shoes should be updated every 8-12 months for the majority of individuals, or every 500-700 kilometers for running shoes. Some shoes will last longer, while others will wear out faster. There are several factors that affect how long your shoes will last, such as shoe type, gender, height, weight, activity level, weather conditions, colorway, brand, and material quality.
In general, you can expect shoe models to last between one and three years, depending on usage parameters. Shoes designed for high-intensity activities such as running will usually have a shorter lifespan than those used for walking or standing at work. You can extend the life of your shoes by buying quality merchandise, including brands and models from different manufacturers. Also, be sure to buy shoes that fit properly; if they are too small, they will cause pain and damage early on. Finally, follow manufacturer instructions for caring for your shoes; many products include instructions in their documentation or on our website.
Caring for your shoes is very important because it ensures healthy feet and legs over time. If you eat well and take care of yourself overall, then you will have healthier feet for much longer. Try not to wear out your shoes before they have been replaced once they have worn out; this will help keep more money in your pocket down the road.