Roller skates for kids have always been a popular choice when it comes to buying them a gift. With Christmas just around the corner, skates under the tree cut an impressive figure (they’re also a great way to get some physical energy burned off before lunch!)
When I was little, I loved my quad roller skates. Roller skates for kids were in fashion and so were inline skates – but my heart lies with my quads. I can’t get enough of the retro designs and just how cool they look on!
We were sent some gorgeous skates to review – one set for a girl and one for a boy. Below is what we chose and exactly what we thought of them!
Xootz Blue Adjustable Quad Roller Skates
These boys’ quad rollers really look the part! They’re an exciting present to unwrap and any child would be thrilled to open them.
The Xootz Blue Adjustable Quad Roller Skates come well packaged in box that gives away exactly what’s inside.
Inside the box, the skates are wrapped in plastic, padded with tissue and include instructions and some cool stickers!
How to adjust your kids’ roller skates
These skates are made for younger boys so they’re designed to be really adjustable – which I think is a must when it comes to buying roller skates for kids who grow so quickly!
They are adjustable on the base, meaning they can grow with your child’s feet. These roller skates are designed for kids whose shoe size is child’s 10 – child’s 13. They came set up as the smallest size and it’s really simple to adjust. Pull down the blue button then pull out the base to increase or decrease the size.
The arrow indicates the shoe size of the skates, so we altered ours from a 10 to a 12. This is such a good feature because it means the skates will last at least a couple of years (depending on how fast your small one grows.
The second way they are adjustable is on the top part of the skates.
Open the clasps on the top of your kids’ roller skates and get them to put their foot in. They are adjustable across the width of the foot and around the ankle – it’s important you fit these bits properly as it provide protection for your child’s feet and ankles.
Alter the how tight you want the fitting to be on the other side of the clasp, before closing it over your child’s foot.
Wheels & Stoppers
The wheels and stoppers look to be nice and sturdy, which is exactly what you want. The stoppers can take a hammering if you’ve got a confident skater so they need to look like they can take some wear and tear.
The wheels also look like they’re made to last and won’t be wearing down in a hurry. All in all I think the Xootz Blue Adjustable Quad Roller Skates are a great buy for a younger child will an interest in quad roller skates for kids. This model is suitable for age 3+ and may last a long time after that, depending on how fast their feet grow!
Rio Roller Candi Quad Roller Skates
These beauties are exactly what I’d choose for myself if I were a teen or tween girl. they’re beautiful to look at, look comfy and seem well-padded for safety.
They even arrive in a beautiful box. They’re packaged in the same was a the kids roller skates above and come with instructions and stickers too.
These skates are for older girls and women, so they’re not adjustable because at this age, kids don’t grow as quickly.
The skates lace up with funky rainbow laces that match the design on the side of the boot. They’re lined inside with a well padded, jazzy fabric.
Wheels & Stoppers
Again, the wheels and stoppers look sturdy and high quality. I always like to but things that look built to last and these certainly do.
Overall I think these skates look amazing and I’d buy some for myself in a heartbeat (I might still, actually).
Quad skates for kids make the perfect gift any time of year and will ensure hours of fun for whoever receives them!
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