Since this is my first entry, it will be the most basic advice on buying roller skates. Basically, you can buy roller skates from Big 5 for $35. , take them out once or twice come to find your wheels are made of plastic and absorb no shock from the cracks or bumps on the sidewalk, you'll get gnarly blisters and then you will probably hang them on a nail in the garage OR take them to Moxi to be fixed. We would love to help you get rolling by fixing your junk, but we've learned that changing the parts on cheap skates can actually make them even more dangerous.
Don't give up there, though! You had the right idea, Skating is one of the rare exercises that feels effortless and fun! (and it's the quickest way to get a great rear end just before summer!) Moxi's mission is to get peeps on skates, period! We sell used and vintage at affordable prices, and if we don't have something you can afford now, we will look for it!
You see, cheap skates are most likely made by the same people that make toy vacuums, checkers and ring toss games. What these people know about how much you are anticipating a smooth ride is NIL. SO! Our advice to you is to buy from a quality ROLLER SKATING MANUFACTURER.
All of our roller skates are made by roller skate makers. Most of our skates are HAND MADE in America by Riedell, located in Red Wing, Minnesota. We've been to the factory, we've met the people that make up the evolution of roller skate boots, wheels and frames and we want to outfit you on equipment that will last you loooooong time.
Sooo,... what if you HAVE old skates that might just need a tune up? Did you know that you can replace and upgrade every component on a quality pair of skates? Maybe you have skate boots that have holes in the toes,.. but maybe the plates just need a tune up? We can salvage your old parts and replace your old with new.
Components of Roller Skates
Very basically, there 3 parts to Roller Skates.
Boots (the part you put your foot inside)
Plates (the part that connects the boots to the wheels)
To learn more about the basics of these components, go to Basics of Boots, Basics of Plates and Basics of Wheels :)