How To Buy Roller Skates
Find the right style: There are so many different styles of skates ranging from speed skates, to indoor/outdoor skates, to even inline skates. If your child is just starting out, think about how far they will go with roller skating. It is best to start out with kids’ skates and move on from there.
Do your research: Research different brands and different style skates that will fit your child and your budget. If you are purchasing roller skates online, be sure to read the reviews. There are also different price points to consider that fit within your budget. If your child is a beginner, don’t buy the most expensive skates. Make sure they enjoy roller skating before you make a bigger investment. Consider visiting a local roller rink and renting skates (there are always different children’s options available) to find the style that works best. If you’re searching for inline skates, visit our Family Favorite Top 5 award-winner Maynard Outdoor Store: www.maynardoutdoor.net.
Find the right size: This is so important when buying skates for your child. When looking at skates, pay attention to the sizing information for each brand and each style on the product detail page. It may differ from brand to brand. Also, some skates only come in men’s sizes. If your child is going to grow into the skate, purchase one size larger so they can last longer. Have them wear thicker socks if they are a little too big starting out.
Think about upkeep: Who will in charge of making sure the roller skates are in good working condition? Think about the different parts of the skate you will need to maintain and how you will clean them.
Storage: Find a place to store the skates when your child isn’t using them. They should be kept in a dry area that will keep them out of harm’s way.
Have fun: Skate with your child or watch them skate. Either way, the whole family will have a blast!
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POPULAR ROLLER SKATE STYLES
Kids Skates: Designed for young skaters. They come in many different colors and are designed so they will not go as fast other skates with adjustable wheel speeds. There are also roller skates that are adjustable in length as your child’s foot grows.
Speed Skates: These skates are designed to go with the name. They are made to go fast. They are similar to a tennis shoe so they are quicker going around corners.
Outdoor Skates: These skates are meant for outdoor skating. They give an overall smoother ride when the surface you’re skating on is bumpy.
Indoor Skates: These are traditional skates meant for skating inside. The high boot design allows for control when you are performing jumps or spins.
Roller Derby Skates: Roller Derby goes back to the 1930s and has been popular ever since. These skates are fast but are also very durable considering the wear and tear they will go through.
Inline Skates: There are 3 kinds of Inline Skates: Recreational, Racing and Roller Hockey.
Recreational Skates are the perfect skates for someone who is looking for skates to take outdoors and enjoy a leisurely skate outside. They are comfortable and give good support to the foot and ankle.
Racing Skates are designed to go fast. They are tight fitting to cut down on the wind resistance. You can change the wheels on these skates for indoor or outdoor use.
Roller Hockey Skates are made for playing hockey. These are durable skates that will hold up during the wear and tear of the sport.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR NEW PAIR OF SKATES HEAD TO A LOCAL ROLLER RINK IN MASSACHUSETTS AND TRY THEM OUT.