Roller skates make a great gift. Not only will they lead to hours of fun and exercise, they’ll also save money on skate rentals! But they can be quite an investment, and like any expensive purchase, it’s important to know how to take care of them. Follow these skate maintenance tips from Skate World in Leesburg, FL for best results with your skate purchase!
- Keep Them Dry. The first thing you want to do when you take off your skates is to wipe them down inside and out. Unlace them and leave them to dry. If you’re not careful to dry your skates, you could find all kinds of bacteria, odors, and even mildew growing from your leftover foot sweat.
- Avoid Excess Heat. It may be tempting to use a heat source to dry your skates, but don’t! You could damage or melt the plastic parts, or even cause a fire.
- Adjust Them. There are lots of adjustable bits of roller skates. Check your toe stop to make sure it’s nice and tight and positioned the way you like it. Do the same for the truck, which is the metal piece under your skates that holds the wheel axles in place. While advanced skaters may loosen the truck for more mobility, most people will want it to be snug.
Once you’ve taken care of the basics, don’t forget to lace your skates correctly. Got a maintenance issue you can’t quite fix yourself? Talk to the experts at the Skate World Pro Shop! We love to talk skating!