Good for beginners, very basic not customizable, February 18, 2021 By Kira (PORTLAND, OR)(Verified)
I didnt realize the sole plate and boot are one solid piece so you cant remove or rebuild if you need to. They have great ankle support but it's too much if you're an experienced aggressive inline skater. I was really hopeful for these since it's always so hard to find skates as a girl (or anyone with smaller feet) and USD is known as such a great brand but I'm pretty disappointed with these. The overall quality is similar to $100 junior Razors but I guess you're paying that extra $150 for the pink. My $100 Corr skates have lasted 10 years but I'm scared these USD skates wont last 5. They also run SUPER SMALL, I ordered the next size up (as you always should with skates so you can wear good socks) but they're tight, I'm hoping once they break in they'll loosen up a bit, but with the boot being one solid piece of plastic theres not much room for breaking in. They still get a 3 star because if you've never skated aggressive before these would be good for first skates. But as an experienced skater I was happy to finally find new boots in my size (since I've had my old pair for 10 years and they're gnarly). The stock sole plates are pretty wide (1.5" outside, 1.25" inside) and the grind well is decent size(about 2" curved), so you shouldnt really need to change them but it would be nice to be able to put on a different frame. I was really happy to see Bladies colab and endorse these, which is why I had such high hopes they would be good for advanced skaters even though all of the previous reviews I saw just talked about how "cute" they look. I'm used to aggressive inline being very gendered and biased against women, how men even tell the pro women "shes really good- for a girl" but I thought this Bladies colab would be breaking away from that and would cater to seasonal skaters with small feet. There weren't any detailed reviews or specs on these which is why I wanted to include everything i dislike to help other people decide if they're right for them. I'm overall disappointed because they weren't what I was expecting, and if you have small feet and are new to aggressive inline I'd honestly say just buy cheap Razors, because at least Razors have interchangeable parts and your boots can last a long time.
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