Inline & Roller Skates
Inline & Roller Skates
Learn More About Inline Skates & Roller Skates
Hit the rink in style with the latest roller blades and inline skates from DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Skaters of all skill levels can find a pair that suits their ride—from performance-crafted roller hockey skates to children’s skates that help little ones stay stable and safe. Sport inline skates have an aggressive construction that supports your ankle and foot during swift, rhythmic skating motions.
Roller blading is a great workout, promoting cardio health, lower body strength and general coordination. You can find skates in a variety of wheel sizes and materials from popular brands like DBX® , Roller Derby® and Rollerblade®.
Roller blading can provide a great aerobic and strength-training workout. This activity trains your cardiovascular system and works the outer and inner thigh, quadriceps, hamstrings and even the abdominals. For kids, roller skating is a fun activity they can do all year round. Best of all, it helps youngsters build strength and coordination while they’re having fun.
At DICK’S Sporting Goods, you can shop youth and adult inline and roller skates ranging in wheel size from 69 to 100 mm. Composite and aluminum frames offer lightweight feel and stability. The best rollers skate boots are made of leather, though synthetic or vinyl is sometimes also used. Keep in mind that aluminum or composite metal plates typically fasten together the boot and wheels.
Sizing is key when selecting a new pair of skates. This can vary greatly between brands, but skates generally run about 1 to 1.5 sizes smaller than typical street shoes. Expect a snug fit for better support. Other details, like inner liners, padding and ankle straps, promote comfort and stability on the move.
Understanding the different types of available skates helps you choose the pair that’s right for you:
- Recreational Inline Skates: Also referred to as "fitness skates," recreational skates provide extra control and maneuverability for those who want to work out or simply go for a ride.
- Roller Hockey Skates Similar to the style and construction of ice hockey skates, inline hockey skates are specially made for roller hockey. These skates have smaller wheels for control and no breaking system. They typically have a leather or synthetic upper.
- Kids’ Roller Skates: With wide-set wheels for greater stability, these skates are great for youngsters. Adjustability settings let skates grow alongside your child.