1. We are owned and run by skaters!
Ain't no-one as passionate and caring about skating as we are! We have been deep in the skate community for over 17 years as skaters and are widely respected in our skate circle. So we absolutely have a vested interest in giving you an excellent experience as well as excellent skates! This also means we know lots of stuff about rollerskates too. We have a HUGE amount of accumulated knowledge - we're basically walking encyclopedias!
2. We have a physical store as well as online
You can try on boots and skates as well as look at products in person AND speak to a real live human. Our specialty is our skate fitting service where we spend a whole heap of time with you getting the right fit. In fact sometimes customers spend upwards of 3 hours choosing their dream skates!
3. Our stock
We are like an Aladdin's Cave of rollerskates! We have full fitting stock of most of our major brands and unique access to many more products that we can custom order in for you. We often operate as a J.I.T (Just In Time) business which means we keep small amounts of stock in the shop and re-order in often. This means we can constantly update our products, getting in the latest things for you and we're not sitting on huge amounts of old products. If you don't see something on our site but know it exists....contact us and we very well might get it in for you! All our online orders are fulfiled from the stock we have at our physical premises, so we always know what's available. In order to be able to carry as many items as possible and give you the most amount of stuff to choose from, some things we order especially in for you at the point of purchase.
4. Our Distance Fitting Service
Created in 2019, we realised we had many UK customers who simply couldn't get in to see us. So we started this service where we can send multiple sizes of skate boots to you to try on at home, then once you've decided we mount them up and you got yourself a new pair o' rollerskates. This has been super successful in getting the right fitting boots for our customers across the country.
5. Postage tracking, Easy Returns and Exchanges
We send all our items tracked and our system sends you an email with the tracking number so you know exactly when to expect your order. We have a returns and exchanges portal accessible from your customer profile on our website which enables you to request returns and receive returns labels via Royal Mail or Parcelforce.
6. Personalised Website Content and Product Knowledge
Since day 1 we have always photographed our products in house against our iconic DTS back drop. We want you to know that we have physically looked at and tested most products in our store. When we get new products in, we can then write about them from experience. You'll find our product descriptions, blogs and FAQs full of personalised content rather than just cut and pasted from the manufacturer's website.
7. Savant-level dedication to knowing stuff
Want to know if that wheel will fit that axle? Which plate size will fit that boot? Which wide truck is compatible with which plate? Which boot you will fit based on what your current boot is despite the sizing being wackadoodle different? We can tell you because we have spent years worth of our time collating information, creating spreadsheets and compatibility charts.
8. We're Great When We Make Mistakes!
We can't get it right all the time but we reckon the mark of a great business is being able to get it right when we've got it wrong. Rest assured you won't need to get stern with us and start a fight to get a wrong righted. We want to make sure you'e happy so don't worry if you need to tell us we did a boo-boo!
9. We're Inclusive!
We are woman and queer owned. We are big fans of the LGBTQ+ folk, we are trans-inclusive and anti-racist. We support many local community groups and are a welcoming and safe space for those who belong to marginalised communities.
10. Free Stuff!
Everyone likes free stuff right? We always include goodies in your online orders and when we send your gear out.
Riedell Solaris ColorLab
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These are a custom item and take 8-12 weeks as they are handmade from scratch.
We are sorry but you cannot use a discount code with this product as unfortunately margins are extremely low. If you do use a discount code, we then contact you for extra payment.
How about some custom colours?!
Price includes the Solaris boots + ColorLab fee.
Comfort and Performance. The two key qualities that top derby skaters are looking for, and have come to expect from world renown skate manufacturers Riedell, can be found in the all new Riedell Solaris boot.
To create the all new Solaris roller derby boot, Riedell spent over three years gathering information from top derby skaters all over the world and developing the Solaris boot and the results will offer a comfort and performance unlike anything you have skated before.
Perhaps the most exciting feature on the all new Solaris boot from Riedell, is the lightweight, state of the art, two piece, Dynamic Response Outsole. Two piece outsole – how does that work? The answer is simple – like nothing you will have skated before. The inner part of the sole or ‘midsole’, has been designed from a highly durable polycarbonate compound to offer the strength and rigidity that is needed to support this part of your foot whilst skating. The ‘outsole’ is made from a high quality polyurethane compound which will dampen the high frequency vibrations which can be felt whilst skating, without compromising on strength or responsiveness.
When comparing the new Dynamic Response Outsole against carbon fibre outsoles, the difference in weight is negligible (less than a fraction of an ounce!), and the benefits are far greater. The two piece outsole offers rigidity compared against carbon fibre, whilst offering a better fit and matching to the contour of the riders foot better than other carbon fibre outsoles.
When it comes to mounting plates to the Dynamic Response Outsole, you will find that this outsole is much less fragile than its carbon fibre counterpart, and both the polycarbonate and polyurethane compounds drill easily.
The fit of the Riedell Solaris boot is uniquely contoured to your foot thanks to the four heat mouldable quarters on each boot. This is perfectly complimented by the modern shaped toe area which accommodates both narrow and wide feet, snug fit of the heel area to help eliminate heel lifting during skating which is further assisted by a new and innovative ‘V-Lock’ strap design and an anatomically curved and padded collar designed to cradle the curves of your ankles.
For added comfort the Solaris boot features the premium, full grain, black Kango-Tan leather, which is unrivalled in the industry and offers a superior fit. The tight weaved, microfiber lining of the Strata liner has been specially treated to prevent odours and absorb moisture is paired with the dual density foam padding of the fox tongue, which has been designed to provide both comfort and protection against lace bite from the waxed laces and also tongue rotation.
This boot is built on a C/AA last and is available in full and half sizes from 3.5 to 12, split sizing is available (as a Semi-Custom Option) along with ColorLab Customisation
We have a couple of shipping options available. Priority Tracked is usually 2-4 business days. Non-Priority Tracked can be between 3-7 business days. We offer FREE non-priority postage for orders over £100.00
Both options depend if we have stock ready to go, if we do, you might find you may receive it next day, regardless of the shipping selected! This time frame includes processing time, packaging up as well as the actual postage time. You can read more about our policies HERE
We offer exchanges and returns within 30 days. This is free if the item is faulty. We use Royal Mail Tracked Returns and you can do this through your customer account profile. Unfortunately this is only for our UK customers however we can arrange returns/exchanges for International too. You can read more about our returns and exchanges policies HERE
Purchasing from us internationally? Thanks friends! If you are not purchasing from within the UK then you will notice we do NOT charge you VAT when you purchase from us. This makes our prices seem very cheap as they will appear 20% cheaper for you! VAT/taxes, and any customs duty (usually approx. 3%) and processing fees by the courier will be paid for you when the item reaches your country. This includes for all EU customers. VAT/Taxes, customs duty and fees vary country to country - so we cannot give you an accurate guess of what this might be. We just like to let you know so it does not come as a surprise!