So my last post about about my current skates, so it’s only right to complete the circle by talking about my previous skates and how I got into skating!
At the start of 2014, a few friends and I decided to join my university’s rollerskating society (BladeSoc) where we attended the weekly sessions every Saturday from then on! We started out using the rental skates (Oxelo Fit 3 or something similar- a good starter skate at a cheap price), and then decided to buy our own!
After a bit of looking around on the internet and not really knowing what I was looking for, I ended up buying Powerslide Playlife F1 skates for around £50 (with postage). These ended up being too big after a few months of skating and breaking them in. I had bought a size 9 (with my normal shoe size being 8 or 9) – that’s the only downside with buying from the internet! So my boyfriend offered to swap them for his skate boot and frame (I kept the powerslide wheels). These were the K2 Exo 3.0 , also in a size 9 but fitted way more snug and was much better to skate in (also: handy dandy having a boyfriend with the same sized feet!).
And those were my skates until I invested in my current Sebas (size 8)! The K2s served me well and are still in working order – mostly used now to borrow to my brother whenever he wants to skate with me! (Though he is a much larger foot size so they are quite snug).