K2 T:Nine Celena
Women's inline skates
Because these inline skates are fast (with 90mm wheels), experts say they probably aren't the best for beginners, who may find themselves outside their comfort zone. Rather, the K2 T:Nine Celena is meant mainly for experienced skaters who want a speedy, comfortable, well-balanced skate. Reviews say balance and shock-absorption are good, with an easy lacing system that's easy to tighten on the fly (but harder to loosen). The Celena skates are available in women's sizes 4 through 11. From the same brand, the K2 T:Nine Alexis (Est. $160) is an able runner-up, with excellent features at a reasonable price, and a comfortable, agile, but easier-to-control ride.