Rookie Classic 78 Quad Roller Skates - Red

Rookie Classic 78 Quad Roller Skates - Red

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Rookie Classic 78 Quad Roller Skates - Red

Rookie Classic 78 Quad Roller Skates - Red

Regular price £34.95
Regular price £64.99 Sale price £34.95
(Save 46%)
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Classic design!


Rookie - Classic 78

Boot Type

Soft Boot

  • Comfort Level



  • Product description

Product description

  • Synthetic Upper
  • 58mm x 32mm 82A Wheels
  • Nylon Chassis
  • Nylon Trucks
  • Max Weight (Under UK5): 60kg
  • Max Weight (Over UK5): 100kg

The Rookie Classic 78 Quad Roller Skates were designed to celebrate Rookie's 40-plus years of creating quality roller skates. 

The Classic 78s are a classic-style boot, featuring embossed Classic 78 logos on the boot and tongue for added style, plus extra padded fleece lining to maximise comfort for the rider. The tongue of the boot is perforated and breathable, designed to help keep the skates fresh after long sessions. 

The chassis and trucks are both made of nylon, so alongside being a super comfortable skate, they are also incredibly robust, so you can skate hard and with confidence! The wheels are polyurethane cast 82A 58mm x 32mm wheels, so are suitable for indoor and outdoor use and are sure to provide a smooth ride either way. 

They also happen to be vegan-friendly!

Brand Rookie
Model series Rookie - Classic 78
Model Name Classic 78 Skates
Size Adjustable No
Boot Type Soft Boot
Wheel Size 58mm
Wheel Durometer 82a
Wheel Material Polyurethane Rubber (PU)
Bushings 88A
Truck Material Nylon
Boot Construction Vinyl
Toe Stopper Yes
Chassis Nylon
Vegan Friendly Yes


There's loads of reasons why rollerskates are one of the leading extreme and recreational sports. Aside from the personal enjoyment gained through skating (a lot of people go so far to call it therapeutic), it's an excellent way to keep fit. Roller skates are designed with four wide wheels equally spaced apart which make learning how to skate relatively simple. They're the perfect option for younger kids and people who've never skated before. If you're looking for a fun way to persuade your children to get active, this is one of the best!

Which kids' skate is best?

As there are a wide range of roller skates available, it's vital to know exactly what type of kids' roller skate you need before purchasing. There are three main types of rollerskates:

  • Soft boots are perfect for people interested in finding the most comfortable boot they can. They're designed to offer great overall support and are perfect for casual users. Soft boots also tend to be low on the ankle, allowing for a bit of extra flexibility. However, falling on these kind of boots is likely to damage the material, as will dragging the toe along the ground. We recommend putting hockey tape over the sides and toes of the skate to prevent damage.

  • Hard-boots are perfect for beginner skaters and people who are really rough with their skates. They're designed to take a giant beating and are perfect for roller hockey. The high boot offers excellent ankle support. We tend to recommend these for younger kids, mainly because they're so durable.

There are several other factors to consider when choosing the perfect skates for a youngster.

  • Money - There's little point spending more money than necessary however it is worth remembering that the quality of skates will vary depending on how much you spend. Higher end models will generally be constructed from stronger, lighter materials and higher quality bearings and wheels (which give you a faster, smoother ride).

  • Age - If you're looking at purchasing skates for kids, it may be worth looking at the adjustable skates we have to offer as they'll save you having to constantly replacing your child's skates as they grow. A hard boot is also likely to be more hard-wearing for beginners. If your feet have stopped growing, we'd recommend getting a fixed size boot.

  • Skill level - Most quad skates are suitable for all skill levels, but there's no point spending ridiculous amounts on a high-end pair of skates when you only intend to knock about in the park.

  • Wheels - Quad skates usually come with 62mm wheels for a low, stable center of gravity. Larger wheels will allow you to travel faster although it'll be harder to maneuver. Smaller wheels will be slower to accelerate but are great for nimble movements. It's also important to consider the hardness of your wheels. The hardness of a wheel is measured in durometers. Lower numbers indicate a softer wheel whilst higher numbers indicate a harder wheel. Softer wheels provide better grip although they will need replacing sooner. For first-time skaters, we'd recommend getting wheels around 62mm 82A.

  • Bearings In the centre of each wheel are two bearings. These bearings will greatly factor the speed of your skates. Most bearings are rated by the ABEC system (1 9, higher numbers having a smoother roll). Bearings are explained in lots more detail in the bearings buying guide.

  • Trucks- Most rollerskate trucks are constructed from aluminium alloy or nylon & Fiberglass composites. Metal trucks are stronger and lighter however as they cost more are typically found on higher-end models.

Warranty Information

Most Roller skates are not designed in any way for extreme use unless specified on the product pages. Any jumps, tricks, stunts or use down a skate park will immediately invalidate the warranty.


 UK Mainland Delivery

FREE if over £75 or £3.99

Standard 2-4 days delivery.

Express (Mon-Fri) Next Working Day £5.99

Order by 1PM Monday-Friday for Next Working Day UK delivery.

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 International Delivery

Unfortunately, due to Brexit, we will no longer be shipping outside of UK Mainland.


 Easy Returns

 UK Customers

We have a simple 30 days (can be extended) upon receiving the order policy, but we will be flexible and extend this if it's a gift for a specific event, such a a birthday, this can be done by simply ticking the the gift option when purchasing.

See here for our full returns details & information.


Price Match Promise

It's this simple - Find it cheaper anywhere else in the UK & we'll match it! Subject to conditions (see below).

So how does it work?

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The boring conditions bit:

  1. Make sure the item being sold elsewhere is new and include a direct link to it.
  2. We can only price match other UK retailers. International retailers can not be price matched.
  3. The item must be in stock and actively being sold.
  4. At our own discretion we can refuse to offer the price match. Where this is the case we will offer you a full refund, this is rare, but there are exceptions. We will offer to refund the order in full if this happens.
  5. The product is identical to ours in brand, colour, size and model number.
  6. We cannot provide retrospective price matching after you have already purchased from us in the past, as we cannot verify if on the date of original purchase the price of the alternative retailer you may ask us to price match with.