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In Anglo-Saxon countries
ice hockey was already played in
the second half of the 19th century.
Then it was a much calmer game
than it is nowadays.
It started as a copy of field hockey.
The skates used had quite wide runners
that were not suited
for brisk braking and accelerating.
But from the beginning fastening boots
to ice skates in a sturdy way
and without using special tools
was given much attention.
Thus full metal ice skates were designed
with all kind of smart fixing systems.