As shown in my avatar, Graf Hockey gets my vote. They make the best skates around, IMO, and provide some nice gear to go with it (great gloves and sticks). I work at a hockey store in Pittsburgh and whenever I need new things, the first thing I'll do is request Graf stuff from the warehouse. Quality gear and while the price is a bit steep, it's definitely worth your money. I invested in a pair of 707's 4 years ago...I could use them for another 4, they're amazing skates.