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Question by : Where can i buy the Cheapest roller blades around?
Hi, i really want to buy inline skates for women size 9-10. But problem is they are really expensive whether it is the skates or the shipping and handling.
Where can i buy cheap roller blades that fit my foot but are also good ones, like you can skate outside fast with no problem kinda ones.
Answer by Fun Skater
Cheap, fast, and no problems don’t go together.
Shipping and fit don’t go together.
No way you can tell what fits by mail order. If you need to go the mail order route, be ready to return a couple of pair that don’t fit really well. You want the skates to be the smallest ones you can fit into without pinching any of your foot (especially the toes). Big feels good at first but let the skates wander around on your feet instead of doing what you want them to do. They should feel snug.
Cheap is different to different people.
Most of them that I know would consider $ 100-150 as cheap skates. They would be good but on the cheap end.
$ 40 discount store skates can be ok for learning on or skating only occasionally but they tend to be heavier, have smaller wheels (bigger IS better), and be less well made than the main brand skates (Rollerblade and K2 in the US).
You didn’t say where you were from? That makes a difference.
One exception that there might be to the cheap = poor equation is that Walmart sell some Roces skates online. Roces is a major brand outside the US and they are a major brand in the US for aggressive skates. They may be using this to try to get their rec/fitness skates known.
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