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Affordable beginner skates
on July 26, 2015
Very pleased with this purchase for my 7-year-old... the skates are well-constructed and have already paid for themselves (as opposed to shelling out three-bucks in rental fees at the rink each week). Size-wise, we ordered one size larger than she wears in shoes... this worked well; she did have to wear two pairs of socks for a few months, but I'd rather have her grow into them, than outgrow them too soon!
The skates arrived with the wheels too tight; this was initially a worry and I contemplated sending them back. Instead, I contacted Roller Derby customer service and spoke with a friendly, knowledgeable representative who had me use a wrench to give each of the nuts a quarter-turn. This loosened them right up and the wheels have turned freely ever since. Also, the Velcro strap at the top of the ankle often catches the lace. As a result, the lace is frayed a bit; I just try to minimize this by keeping the Velcro strapped down when the skates are not in use. (See pic of frayed lace.) Although they're frayed, my daughter will probably outgrow the skates before I'd need to replace the laces.