Thinking about finally investing in your own roller skates instead of paying a rental fee every time? We have the perfect guide to help you through the buying process.
Before you buy roller skates, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What kind of skating are you planning on doing? Fitness skating for longer periods? Dance or Jam skating? Each kind of skating has its own recommended skate.
- Do you want to stick to your favorite kind of skating or do you want your skates to be more multi-purpose?
- Do you want a hard boot or a soft boot?
- What kind of safety equipment do you want to wear?
Once you answer these questions, there are various factors you must take into consideration when buying a pair of roller skates. These considerations include: wheel hardness, wheel diameter, wheel weight, contact patch, wheels’ hubs and core materials, wheel tread, weight, price, color scheme/ style, and, as we mentioned earlier, the type of skating you plan on doing. Click here for a more in-depth look at how to decide which factors will work for you. You can also contact our pro shop for any orders or questions you may have about the buying process.
With all of this information, you should be able to pick out your new pair of skates on our pro shop online site. We have endless colors, styles, and accessories to choose from, including the glam Stardust skates pictured above. If you have any questions during the buying process, we’re here to help!