There’s a moment in every skater’s life when they decide to buy their own skates instead of just renting them at the rink. But once you’ve purchased your roller skates, it’s not enough to lace them up and break them in. Oh no, you’re going to want to take it all the way and customize your skates. There are infinite ways to customize roller skates, but today, we’re going to break it down for you with some fun, easy, and unique ways to personalize your wheels.
Creative Ways to Customize Roller Skates
Show Off Your Style
The limits of how to customize roller skates are subject only to your imagination. (And practical concerns too, of course.) These are some of the easiest ways to add some flair to your skates.
- Colorful, glittery, or patterned laces
- Furry pom poms
- Lace charms and “skatelets”
- Decorative toe guards and lace locks
- Fun and expressive socks (OK, so socks are not actually part of your skates, but they’re an important piece of the puzzle!)
Optimize Your Ride
One of the best ways to customize roller skates is to create a setup that is uniquely tailored for you and the way you skate. For instance, if you like to jam skate, you’ll want to remove the toe stops and install jam plugs (aka dance plugs). These skate accessories are usually made from rubber or nylon acrylic, and they protect your skates (as well as the skating rink floor) from damage when you’re doing your fancy footwork. You may also want to switch to thinner wheels for added agility and freedom of movement. If you’re planning on skating for roller derby, you’ll probably want to adjust things like the plate mounting, truck tension, and even the way you lace up your skates.
Trick Out Your Wheels
Changing your wheels isn’t always about functionality and performance. Sometimes, you just want a wheel makeover for the #aesthetic. Enter glow-in-the-dark wheels, colorful wheels, and even flashing light wheels!
No matter what style you want to achieve with your roller skates, we can help! Join us at the Rainbow Roller Rink pro shop on your next visit, and feel free to ask questions. You can also view our catalog online and give us a call at 716-693-1100 to place your order.
So, what’s your personal skate style? Whether it’s classic, feminine, bold, retro, or something in between, you’re sure to look like a rock star on the rink.