SkateBetterNow believes that roller and inline skates are both equally great options!
However there are some things to keep in mind before you make a purchase:
Do the wheels roll?
This seems like a silly question considering you are about to purchase “roller” skates but it is getting more and more difficult to find good quality skates. Manufactures are designing very cheaply made products in an effort to turn a profit.
MAKE SURE WHEN YOU SPIN THE WHEELS WITH YOUR HAND THEY SPIN FOR A WHILE
(ABEC 5,or 7 bearings are best).
Am I purchasing these skates for kids?
If the answer is yes, be sure to buy a skate that has an adjustable size. Typically they come in sizes 11-1 or 1-5. If your child is a size 1, DO NOT purchase the 11-1 skate, purchase the 1-5 skate and stuff the toe space with newspaper.
Am I willing to purchase skates online without trying them on first?
If the answer is yes, you will have many more options to choose from. However, it is always best to try them on at the store if you are new to skating so choose wisely.
Try this online store for inline skates: