Kids Inline Skates - Buying Guides
Kids' Inline Skates
Inline skating is great exercise for kids and a lot of fun, too. If you're planning on skating outside, inline skates are generally a better choice than quad skates and can be significantly faster.
Which Size Should I Buy?
Generally, the skates on our site will be true to size,ﾠunless the product description stipulates otherwise. If in doubt, measure your child's foot and have a look on Google to see if that particularly manufacturer has a size chart (most do).
You can also purchase skates with adjustable sizing, which will cover 2-3 sizes. This is a great idea if your kid is planning on having a growth spurt anytime soon.
Soft or Hardboot?
Soft boots are usually a bit more comfy than hardboots, but they're easily scuffed. A hardboot is far more durable for first-timers who will no doubt fall over a lot.
Brakes should be used with caution when skating. Generally a T-stop is advised, as opposed to dragging a brake along the floor - It can just be a bit dangerous at times. If you do buy a skate with brakes, don't be shocked that there's only one. Using two brakes to stop classes under "very dangerous" and you'd therefore be hard-pressed to find a skate with that kind of configuration.ﾠ