It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Parents search through stores, websites, and their craft closets for that present that will make their kids eyes light up this year. Roller-skates make the ideal gift for any holiday. They’re affordable, last until your kid’s next growth spurt (and make prime hand-me-down material), keep kids active during the cooler months, and best of all, they’re a surefire hit for kids of any age! But how can you choose the best pair? Check out our handy guide for picking out roller-skates for Christmas.
How to Choose Roller-Skates
- Inline skates. Shopping for an adventurer who’s a 90’s kid at heart? How about a kid who loves ice skating as well as roller-skating, dreams of performing new feats at aggressive sports skating, or has aspirations of Olympic speed skating? Inline skates are perfect for all these kids and more! Our adjustable Lexna inline skates make the perfect holiday gift for kids who love skating on the edge.
- Hightop skates. The classic roller-skate, hightop skates, are most kids go-to choice when buying roller-skates. They have a sturdy boot that’s excellent for single skating, duo skating, dance skating, and precision skating. The high top supports the ankle, giving kids added safety when trying new tricks. And all the cool kids are wearing them! See this type of roller-skate in most music videos, comedy skits, and movies about roller-skating.
- Speed skates. With a low boot fit closely to the foot, speed skates give kids the agility they need to reach new speeds (without risking their necks in the process). Designers shape speed skates for maneuverability, freedom of movement, and, of course, speed! These lightweight skates are perfect for skating laps, timed races, and skate marathons. And although they feature a toe stop instead of a toe plug, they work well for amateur jam skating as well as speed skating.
Find the perfect roller-skate! Ask the experts at Skate Zone which boot is right for you. Then customize your selection with colorful wheels, laces, pom poms, and more!