Today I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie at our Toronto shop. Laurie was celebrating her 45th birthday by treating herself to some new inlines skates. Throughout her twenty years of skating, her favourite pair of skates had always been her Rollerblade Aeroblade's, which were her second pair of skates. Since those skates, she got away from the plastic boot with smaller wheels and into a softer boot with bigger 90mm wheels. She never quite got comfortable on her newer skates and admits to leaving them in the closet for extended periods of time because they were't fun to skate on. She missed the experience she had before and wanted to get a skate that would feel similar to her Aeroblades, if not better.
Judith reached out to us about a week ago, she was looking for a specific experience on inline skates. Judith has been figure skating all her life and she wanted to get the same feel, control, and almost edge quality, as her figure skates. She had already done a bit of research and knew she needed a rockered wheel setup, her concerns seemed more with getting the proper boot in the right size. With some women having pretty small feet, it can be difficult to find a skate that fits right. Luckily for Judith, and all the other women out there with smaller feet, we can accommodate those sizes too.