Chicago Men's Premium Leather Lined Rink Roller Skate - Classic Black Quad Skates
- A CLASSIC: This iconic Roller Rink Skate from Chicago is strategically designed for gliding and is also a popular choice for all-around rink and social skating for decades.
- SUPPORT: The Chicago Rink Skate features a controlled high top for optimum safety as well as high quality laces for maximum protection, leaving your foot comfortable and secure.
- STABILITY & CONTROL: The urethane wheels hold up well against the normal wear and tear of skating, provide traction and control, and the semi-precision bearings keep you rolling smooth and fast.
- COMFORT FIT: The skate features a traditional high top profile boot to support your ankles and a simple eyelet/speed hook lacing system that allows you to adjust the fit as you go.
- SPECIFICATIONS: Complete with an aluminum base plate with adjustable truck provides easy turning and control as well as wheels suitable for indoor and outdoor skating.
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Premium Performance Quad Roller Skates
There is nothing like a pair of classic roller skates. Chicago takes pride in building some of the best quality classic roller skates available on the market today.
Large Front Brake
They wouldn't be classic quad skates without featuring a large front brake. Perfect for quick starts or sudden stops, high quality, and reliable.
Chicago premium quad skates feature an athletic style leather lined boot with a padded ankle collar for maximum comfort. It's time to get out and skate on these classics!
58mm urethane wheels for better shock absorption and durability. Strong aluminum base with jump bar and double adjustable trucks to customize to your specific needs.
|Bullet Men's Speed Roller Skate||Classic Quad Roller Skates||Premium Performance Quad Roller Skates|
|Truck Type||Double Action Adjustable Truck||Double Adjustable Truck||Double Adjustable Truck|
|Wheel Type||62mm Urethane High-impact Oversized Wheels||Urethane Wheels||58 mm Urethane Wheels|
|Bearing Type||ABEC 1 Precision Speed Bearings||Semi-precision Bearings||Semi-precision Bearings|
The Chicago Rink Skate features a controlled high top for optimum safety as well as high quality laces for maximum protection, leaving your foot comfortable and secure. The urethane wheels hold up well against the normal wear and tear of skating, provide traction and control, and the semi-precision bearings keep you rolling smooth and fast. This iconic Rink Skate from Chicago is strategically designed for gliding and is also a popular choice for all-around rink and social skating for decades. The urethane wheels hold up well against the normal wear and tear of skating, provide traction and control, and the semi-precision bearings keep you rolling smooth and fast. Complete with an aluminum base plate with adjustable truck provides easy turning and control as well as wheels suitable for indoor and outdoor skating.
Practice your twists, slides, and other dance moves in this classic rink skate from Chicago. Great for all skill levels, the skate features a comfortable leather-lined vinyl upper and easy eyelet/speed hook lacing system. The 58-mm high rebound urethane wheels are designed to absorb shock better and last longer than other types of wheels, while the precision bearings keep you rolling fast and smooth. The skate features a strong, aluminum base plate with jump bar for reinforcement and an adjustable double action truck, which increases the precision and versatility of the skate as you lean and turn. Available in black, the skate is covered by a 30-day warranty.
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Will these skates wear-out or need replacement in three months? NO WAY! Since Jan 2019 as of today July 2019 I have skated over 80 hours in these skates and can now skate backwards on 1 foot for almost the entire rink! I did replace the wheels, toe stops, and bearings.
Remember the biggest factor in your skating ability is YOU not the skates. Don't take my word for it go to youtube and watch this amazing skater switch from his ~ $400 skates to rental skates. He can still do all the same tricks and it will blow your mind to see him do it in beat-up rentals!
"I tried rental skates again after 3 YEARS!" - By Skate144, Published on Feb 16, 2017
So get out and SKATE they upgrade when you understand what type of skating you like and you know what you really need and even if you spend $200 - $600+ it is worth it IF you skate every week AND support your local rink IF you are lucky enough to have one. I spend $10 every week at my local rink Skateworld in San Diego and it is worth every penny.
Now for the review of the Chicago skates...
OUTDOOR skating: They come with soft but durable standard 78 hardness (durometer scale) polyurethane wheels.
The wheels / bearings are slow which is good for learning and beginner skaters.
What should you modify?
1. Wheel nuts - loosen them so there is a very slight bit of side to side play. Don't do this until you are confident and ready for more speed. Slow wheels are easier to learn on but you will get more tired as you don't glide as far.
2. Trucks - may be too loose or too tight this controls how much the skate will "steer" think of the front wheels on a car. In the beginning you want them firm as you improve you gradually loosen them so the skates turn / steer easier.
3. Toe stop - low quality use it until it breaks the way mine did and replace it. I got the Sure grip brand for around $15?
4. Bearings: Don't replace them until you skate for at least a few months then save them for outdoor skating. I applied a few drops of paint thinner (you could easily get or already have nail polish remover which is acetone) for this purpose then apply a few drops of WD-40 which is over 60% solvent which will thin the grease. Result? HUGE increase in speed and the wheel will spin freely for about 20 seconds! When you are ready to upgrade "Bones Roller Bones Bearings" BLACK for $20 for 16 bearings (enough for both pairs of skates) OR Bonz REDS or REDZ? $40 (2x the price but they are faster).
5. Recommend but not necessary leather"Toe protectors" Good indoors and outdoors and only costs $15.
INDOOR Rink Skating (wood floor):
1. All the same steps as above BUT you MUST replace the wheels with a harder composite I choose "RollerBones Team Logo 98A Recreational Roller Skate Wheels (Set of 8), White, 57mm" which have a hardness of (Durometer 98). Any brand will do but you want 57mm & 90+ Durometer hardness. Also, don't use skateboard wheels. I tried 101A hardness and 52mm but on skateboard wheels the hub is thicker and the wheel nut will stick out and can cause you to crash. I came from rollerblades and NEVER changed my wheels (rotate and clean but never changed) I though the same would apply to roller skates but when you skate on wood the 78 hardness wheels are WAY OVER GRIPPED and it hurt my knees because of the resistance and if you are slightly off in you foot placement it will send you crashing to the floor.
However, this adds around $40 to the price of the skates which is why I recommend for INDOOR skaters you at least consider "Riedell Skates - Angel Junior - Artistic Quad Roller Skate" $135 as these skates $65 + $40 (wheels) = $105. Now the Riedell have a plastic plate but **IF** you crack or wear it out you will know what type of skate/ brand/ wheels/ etc you really need and these skates can be retired to outdoor or you keep them in your trunk etc.
Fit & First Skate: Jan 2019
I wear size 10 and found the skates were just right with room for thick skate socks. The leather liner felt good and even with 1.5 hrs of skating my feet felt fine - not bad for breaking in a new skate. The boot is very soft so you need to lace tight for support. Some high quality skates have a soft suede boot and some have a rock-hard ice skate style boot. Either works it depends on you need for ankle support and skate style.
See the photos of my current setup. Note I only use these skates indoors at the rink and I have a cheap pair (last picture of Chicago Derby (Jam) skates that I use outdoors. Total skating is over 50 hours as of the date of this picture.
Good: 10.5" very-Wide foot fit very well into the 11" narrow-looking shoe - shoe stretched well, very comfortable and very good quality (Shoe upper alone is worth the entire price of the skate). Aluminum plate/truck bolts very serviceable.
Meh: As mentioned, swap out bearings for something like Bones Super Reds Bearings, 8 Pack set (2 x 8 Pack) and wheels like New! Riedell Sonar Zen Quad Outdoor Replacement Skate Wheels 8 Pack! (Red) (Great for outside - surface dependent). Do that an you'll triple the value, ride, and comfort.
The aluminum plate/truck feels very heavy (would swap it out if I had the money) but very strong and has a nice amount of give/rotation for a thick, 50 year-old man. Another "meh" is the thin stamped bolt service tool it came with - could be very handy, but you will bend it trying to make toe-stops vibration-proof.
Scary: Must tighten bolts! (as mentioned). Two times on your first skate, and check each time thereafter. The toe-stops do not have lock screws so then can fall off - make sure toe-stop bolts are TIGHT using something like thin channel locks Channellock 8SWCB Slim Jaw Adjustable Wrench, WideAzz Jaw Opening of 1-1/2" and Code Blue Grip for Comfort, 8"
Note: Can make these cheap skates look sharp by swapping out toe-stops with something like Bionic XS Roller Skate Derby Toe Stops
The leather lining makes all the difference. Very comfortable boot. Still breaking them in so wheels are a little slick on a wood floor.
Update: Skated another two hours on them after replacing bearings and wheels lucky enough a friend had an old pair I put on. But now the boot is coming apart from the skate itself. I am 220lb man and I am a good skater and fairly fast on the corners so I put a lot of pressure on them in corners. Needless to say I plan on sending them back and have already ordered a better brand suggested by a friend who's had his own skates for sometime.
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Sie drücken an keiner Stelle und das Leder kann sich dem Fuß gut anpassen.
Das einzige was ausgetauscht werden sollte sind die Kugellager.
Für Anfänger sind diese Lager aber ok.
Wer gerne leichter unterwegs sein will sollte sich ABEC 9 Kugellager holen, wenn diese immer noch schwergängig sind entfetten und dann mit weißen Sprühfett neu einfetten.
Con: it is NOT for men. The boot is way too thin for a male. The difference of the men's boot vs wome's boot is mostly the color. Maybe it is ok for a man under 100 Lbs (50 kg), but for an average man it is very uncomfortable