In this category you can find pairs of retro-styled roller skates. Join the disco beat for some fitness, exercise, or casual roller-skating.
What is a roller skate?
Roller skates have four wheels which are placed side by side, thus known as side-by-side skates or quad skates in other parts of the world. Roller skates can be used for fitness and exercise or fun and play.
This type of skates has been on the market for years, but in the '60s they became particularly popular for disco music and roller skating. Later in the '80s, they came back into fashion as outdoor roller skates for fun exercise and play. Today, they have become wildly popular again, due to the characteristic retro/vintage look, and we typically use them as means of commuting, sports, and casual skating.
Who are roller skates for?
Roller-skates are for everyone of all ages - both children and adults. They are ideal for beginners and kids. The reason for this is the four wheels set side by side- These provide an easier start for new and young skaters. In addition, roller skates are also for everyone who wants a pair of versatile skates for pleasant trips with friends and family or skating fun and exercise.
Find our roller skates for children here.
Or check out our roller skates for adults here.
Why choose roller skates?
Are you starting out as a skater, or does your child want to have lots of fun with skating? Then a pair of roller skates would be ideal. The four wheels give a higher balance and a greater sense of control over the skates. When you are new to skating, this can be an advantage - both in the sense that you get better experiences early on, but also to partly avoid falling and getting off on the wrong foot.
If you are into disco dancing and funky movements, roller skates are also just for you and your needs.
In addition, roller skates are a retro hit that never goes out of fashion. The special vintage design with beautiful colors and different types of boots/shoes is a delight to the eyes.
What to pay attention to when buying roller-skates
When you buy roller skates, you can quickly end up choosing a pair solely based on looks. Although they look good, it may well be that another pair of skates are better suited for what you need.
It is a good idea to pay attention to the wheel hardness of the roller-skates. The hardness is measured by a durometer scale, which goes from 0-100 A. The higher a numerical value, the harder your roller-skate wheels will be. Wheels with high hardness have high longevity, but less shock absorption. Whereas wheels with a lower numerical value, will wear faster, but will also have a better grip and shock absorption.
Another thing to be aware of when buying a pair of roller skates is the material of the blade. Typically, blades are made of hard plastic or aluminum. Hard plastic such as nylon is lighter, but an aluminum blade is both stronger and stiffer, and therefore provides better acceleration.
One last thing that is worth considering when buying roller skates is the ball-bearings. ABEC-9 ball-bearings roll better than ABEC-5. So, this often says something about the quality of the roller-skates you buy.
Roller-skating equipment - What do you need?
As a skater with roller skates, it is important to have your safety in order. Therefore, it is always recommended to wear a helmet, wrist, elbow, and knee pads. So, you can best avoid injuries on your roller-skating trips.
It is also smart to have spare wheels, extra wheels, and other parts for roller-skates, so you can replace or swap out if necessary.
Find here all our extra roller-skates parts.