The pink and blue Alpha are perfect for kids. They offer a very supportive boot for young ankles. We have just modified this model so that the base is now 100% fiberglass with no carbon so that we can make this skate more affordable. For a short time, we will still be shipping the current stock that has a carbon base, but once they are sold out, we will be switching to the 100% hand laid fiberglass base. It still has our super moldable resin, but it has no thermoplastic inside like the silver version.