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If you're in lockdown and you've been anywhere near a park recently, you might have spotted a new trend; roller boots.
Yep, boots, blades and skates are back big time. They're the perfect lockdown hobby - fun, active and a great way to add some colour to your life.
Here are some of the best ones around:
Go cute and colourful in these roller skates that can be adjusted to fit growing feet. They are a strong durable boot, with smooth rolling bearings, and wheels that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor. Great for the beginner skater they can be adjusted to different foot sizes by folding down the adjustment on the heel and twisting it to move the toe inside the boot - making the skate smaller or larger. They're also available in red, bright pink and a deep purple.
Channel vintage vibes with these classic design Retro Roller Skates. In a white leather-look, they have a full lace-up front to secure their foot, and a front brake for control. They have aluminium trucks (the part of the skate that sits between the plate and the axles that hold the wheels on) which bring strength and rigidity, as well as carbon bearings in the wheels. Plus, they have glitter in the casted wheels, because, well, why not?
Go full glitz with these colourful sequinned boots. With glitter wheels, toe stops and laces, they're mounted on a solid alloy frame and have smooth rolling bearings. They're suitable for both indoor and outdoor skating, and have a soft lining. They're also adjustable, so you can move the mechanism inside the boot to make it slightly smaller or larger.
Add some pastel vibes with these smooth inline skates. They have a powder coated finish, sturdy ankle support, soft wheels, and also come in pale blue and pink.
These fun animal print skates have a PVC upper, and soft wheels that are great for cruising. With aluminium bearings in the wheels, they're also a PETA approved vegan product. They're great for adding some glam to your skating prowess.
Great for beginners to intermediate skaters, these are a breathable boot with a supportive cuff. They can be used both inside and outside, and have strong urethane wheels to give a stable ride. They're also available in purple and teal.
Whatever you do, don't start skating without some safety gear to protect your knees, elbows, wrists and head. The Rampage Pad Set, $39.99, includes two knee pads, two elbow pads and two wrist guards to protect your limbs. If you're after something with a little more colour, the Impala Protective Pad Set, $74.95, will give a retro look to your skate outfit. The Tahwalhi Helmet, $39.99, will keep your head safe and sound too.
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