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What Are Roller Derby Skates?
Roller derby skates are designed to give you an agile skating experience when taking part in a bout of roller derby. Derby skates are known for being low cut and with a short wheelbase, allowing for more movement and flexibility. The skates contain padding to ensure a comfortable fit and provide you with protection against any hard impacts.
Roller derby roller skates can be made out of leather, vegan-friendly artificial leather, or nylon ensuring a quality, durable boot.
How Should Roller Derby Skates Fit?
With derby skates, it is important to get a tight fit while at the same time not squeezing your feet. Depending on the model, some skates can be heat moulded to provide the perfect fit, however, be sure to check with the individual product before doing this.
So, what size roller derby skates should I buy? Remember that all brands develop their skates slightly differently, so it cannot be generalised if roller derby skates run big or small. Therefore, it is important to check the individual model’s size chart to make sure you get the right fit.
If you want to read more about derby skates and wheels, read our guide on How to Choose Roller Derby Skates.