Learn More About Roller Blades
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Get ready to cruise in style with the latest roller blades, roller skates 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 athletic construction that supports your ankle and foot during swift, rhythmic skating motions.
Rollerblading is a great workout that can help support cardio health, lower body strength and general coordination. For the most part, though, both rollerblading and rollerskating are just fun activities for a variety of skill levels for indoor and outdoor recreation.
Whether you're a skilled roller derby warrior or just looking for a new weekend exercise, find your new set of wheels from DICK'S Sporting Goods. You can find skates in a variety of wheel sizes and materials from popular brands like DBX®, Roller Derby® and Rollerblade®.
Need to update your wheels? Shop skate accessories for the wheelkits and bearing kits you need.
How to Choose the Right Roller Blades & Inline Skates
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 roller 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 roller blades. This can vary greatly between brands, but roller 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 roller 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 casual 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 kids. Adjustability settings let skates grow with your child.