What is the difference between outdoor and indoor skates? Last Updated: 08/16/2011
The only real difference is the wheels. The outdoor skates have softer wheels. The softer wheels outdoors will help you grip better as well as go over the cracks in the sidewalk and small pebbles and things like that. Generally, an outdoor wheel would be considered anything under 92A (the lower the number the softer the wheel). Indoor skates the wheels are much harder.Hard wheels can give you a rough ride, but they are usually faster than soft wheels and the will slide more easily.