K2 Skate really do make some really great skates and these are no different. They might not be the best beginner skate on this list but they are definitely one you want to consider. They have plenty of padding and lots of protection though they are a little on the expensive side.
These boots offer a nice balance between stability and maneuverability making them a really nice ride. Great for beginners and those getting back in the saddle after a long break from skating.