What every best Inline Skates has:
- Comfortable boots.
- Ventilated boots.
- High-quality bearings.
Formerly InlineSkates.net, this retail site now provides its feedback in the form of user reviews, instead of the video reviews it previously offered. Standout models have a score of at least 4 stars after a minimum of three useful user reviews. We've screened out reviews that only comment on the website's service or ordering experience, since those don't have anything to do with the skates themselves.
These video reviews are not comparative, but they're extremely useful for identifying the high and low points of inline skates, especially high-end aggressive models that usually don't receive many user reviews. Each review features an expert employee of Roller Warehouse showing and discussions the various features and attributes of the model in question.
This inline-skate retailer accumulates feedback from shoppers, but without numerical ratings. The upside is that those who do comment are usually well-informed about their skates' features and performance. Standout models receive all-positive comments from at least three reviewers.
RollerWarehouse.com sells aggressive inline skates and associated products. There aren't very many reviews here, but most of those who do comment have useful insight to offer. Standout skates have a score of 4 stars or better after at least one useful review; we've screened out reviews from people who are just commenting on the website service or who haven't actually put the skates through the wringer yet.
Like most online skate retailers, AggressiveMall.com offers a variety of brands and lets users review the products they have purchased. The reviews are hard to find, but owners sometimes offer useful commentary about performance and durability. Standout skate models both receive an overall score of at least 4.3 stars after two or more useful reviews.
The staff of this inline skating magazine offer an enthusiastic, hands-on review of the K2 Unnatural. They're frank about their mixed feelings regarding previous K2 aggressive skates, and aren't shy about highlighting a couple of areas where the Unnatural could be improved -- but their overall assessment is quite positive.
Amazon.com usually offers a wealth of user reviews, but inline skates garner relatively few. The top skate at this site from last year, the K2 Celena, is no longer available through Amazon.com, and children's models are by far the most popular. Standouts have a score of at least 4.2 stars after 10 user reviews.
Walmart.com has a decent spread of inline skates for adults and kids, although they don't stock the most expensive or specialized models. The Roller Derby brand is especially popular here, although several others are represented. Standouts here get a 4-star or better score after at least six user reviews.
DicksSportingGoods.com sells a selection of inline skates for all ages, including a few aggressive and hockey models. The children's skates are the most popular; standout models garner a score of 4.5 stars or better after at least seven user reviews.