I need new skates

PART 2

I’ve gotten some good feedback from a few of girls I skate with:

Lady Shatterly, of the Boston Derby Dames, is teeny-tiny like me, but has narrow feet.  I wear a size 5.5 skate (6.5 women’s) but have average width feet.  While she suggested the Riedell 595s over the 265s she did explain that she found the 595s fit better for her narrow feet.  A great bit of info I got from her was that although heavier girls might want to use a metal plate, lighter girls tend to do just fine with nylon.  Nylon plates run more of risk of breaking if there’s a lot of weight on them.

Taz, of the ManchVegas Roller Girls, recommended the R3s, saying that the boot is plenty comfy and the whole package was great for a freshie skater.  The wheels that come with the R3 are nothing to write home about but at this stage in the game it isn’t crucial that I have the world’s greatest wheels.

595:

Specs

  • Full grain leather upper & lining
  • Reinforcement of outside quarter right boot
  • Stitched & cemented outsoles

Recommended use:

Derby, Jam, Speed

R3:

Specs:

  • R3 boot
  • PowerDyne Nylon plate

Recommended use:

Derby, Speed

*Skate information from Riedell Skates*

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