of In-line Skates
For leisurely rides in the park. Comfort and
durability are what to look for with a sturdy frame
and a soft or comfortable hard boot. They usually have
4 wheels with a size around 70-80 mm or a little higher.
Made for tricks, jumping, rails, or half
pipes. These skates are very solid and sturdy. With
smaller, hard wheels for better maneuverability and
durability. No brakes.
than recreational or aggressive skates, they are designed
for faster skating. They have longer frames and a fifth
wheel for more stability and longer strides. They have
larger wheels for greater speed. No brakes of course.
Hockey (bottom pic)
Almost the same as hockey skates, they are
very durable, and have leather uppers with lots of padding
for protection. They usually lace-up and have smaller
wheels for faster turning.
Women need a wider front foot, a narrower
heel, and a higher instep. They are also lower cut in
the back for the calves.