Most helpful critical review
29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
I can't tell you how disappointed I am in the reviews Amazon shopper gave these skates. It's like somebody planted bogus reviews. These skates are so incredibly cheap, I can't imagine anyone enjoying using them. Maybe that's it -- most people don't use their roller blades beyond the first week after Christmas. So they have no idea how terrible they are!
There are many things about these skates that make them terrible, but the biggest of all is the wheels/bearings. You have to turn the wheels with considerable effort to make them move. Most roller blade wheels spin for some time after you turn them with your hand. Not these!!! They never spin freely at all! How can anyone make skates whose wheels don't even spin? Those aren't skates -- they're more like shoes with wheels glued to the bottom!
Seriously, I usually appreciate the feedback that people give here on Amazon. But these reviews (at the time of my writing they stand at an average 4.5 stars) are WAY out of line. One star is being generous and I wish there was a way to give less.