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Women's roller blades for every taste
On this page, you will find inline skates for women and girls in various designs and for different purposes. We have roller blades for city skating, fitness and recreational use, and with a great variety of models and colours you will most likely be able to find a pair of inline skates that match your taste and needs.
Inline skates for women with smaller wheels
Smaller wheels are especially suitable for beginners and low intermediates or shorter distances like city skating and regular rollerblading.
- We recommend a wheel size of 80-84mm for city skating or beginners/low intermediates.
If you are a beginner, it is a good idea to start out with smaller wheels. This way the roller blades get a lower centre of gravity which provides you with more manoeuvrability and it makes it easier for you to keep the balance. If you want to use your roller blades downtown as a transportation device, you should aim for smaller wheels. It will become much easier to quickly turn and stop which will come in handy on the busy streets where you will be presented with many changing directions and obstacles.
Roller blades for women: Go fitness
Bigger wheels are suitable for longer distances and for fitness purposes. It will be easier for you to maintain speed and you will use less energy on reaching it. This makes riding longer distances much more comfortable.
- We recommend a wheel size of 84-90mm, but possibly even up to 110mm if you aim for speed.
Having doubts about whether the wheels will be too big? If you haven’t been rollerblading for many years but are considering using your inline skates for exercise, it can be a good idea to choose 90mm wheels. They do demand a bit more of your balancing skills since the centre of gravity is higher, but with a little practise it shouldn’t take long before you get the hang of it and really get hooked on the bigger wheels that provide you with good speed on long distances and at the same time give you the space you need to hone your skills.
Is there a difference between unisex and women's roller blades?
As long as the roller blades fit your feet well and are comfortable to wear, you can choose men's or unisex roller blades without any worries. In general, there are no big differences between men's and women's inline skates other than the visual design. However, there are some manufacturers who offer inline skates in a version for both women and men and in this way align the skates to the anatomy of the sexes. In these cases, men's and women's roller blades differ from each other on some levels - width, shape and the height of the cuff:
- Women's roller blades have a narrower width and shape compared to men's skates since women tend to have narrower feet than men. With a narrower design adapted to women's feet, you get a boot that will follow the contours of your feet providing a snug fit as it is recommended. If you have a wide foot, however, it can be a good idea to choose a pair of unisex inline skates.
- The cuff on inline skates for women is lower than on the men's skates which has something to do with women's calves being placed lower on the leg compared to men. Therefore, as a woman, if you choose a pair of unisex roller blades, it is a good idea to pay attention to the cuff and make sure it is comfortable. It should not put a lot of pressure on the calves, because this will make it difficult to close the buckle properly. If it has a nice fit, choose unisex skates to your liking without any worries.
Remember that men's boots are made bigger than women's boots which means you should choose one size smaller if you are going for a model for men. As an example, you are most likely to choose a size 40 in unisex inline skates if you are a 41 in roller blades for women.
Frames for women's inline skates
You do not really have to put much thought into the inline skate frames - unless you are very experienced and wish to cut off some time on your lap or if you weigh more than 80 kg.
Most of our roller blades for women as well as our unisex inline skates are designed with an aluminum frame. Some frames are made of composite material which is a mixture of different materials. In general, aluminum frames are more durable than composite. They are also more stiff, providing a better transfer of power and directional stability at high speeds. If you weigh above 80 kg, it will be more beneficial to go with a frame of aluminum. You would lose a lot of energy with the softer composite frame when setting off.
Should you still have any questions or doubts about which skates to choose, you can find the answers in our guide to buying roller blades.