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Have you been seeking a top quality skate, with top level components? Check this roller skate out! Riedell 297 Advantage Elite roller skates are exactly that.
Riedell handmade 297 boots are made in the USA and are made with full grain leather and have ample padding with reinforced quarters. These skate boots also have a shearling tongue that adds that little something extra in comfort. Black boots are in mens sizes, and white is in ladies.
Snyder Advantage skate plates are made with aircraft aluminum, and highly polished. They are set at a 15 degree on the trucks to make sure you have maximum maneuverability and have micro adjustable settings, making sure you get them just right.
Bones Elite wheels with Bones Swiss bearings will make sure you have the perfect roll too, and keep rolling all the way around. The Snyder toe stops will give you a large surface to make all your stops on!
This Riedell 297 Advantage Elite roller skate really is the complete package!
*** NOTE: For the Riedell 297 boot, we require a sizing for fit prior to shipping the whole skate package. We require this because this is a custom skate and typically both men & women need to go up 1 full size than their normal shoe size. We will ship you the boot for sizing along with a pre-paid label to return it back to us. It is best to lace up the boots and sit with them on for a good 30 minutes to ensure an accurate fit.***
Silicone treatment and smaller wheels
Posted by Thomas Derk
The "trick" is to have clean feet and use an antiperspirant on your feet. This is also essential with snowboarding and skiing.
I use Obenauf's Water Shield 16 Fl. Oz. hand spray waterproofing. Follow the instructions.
I chose the smaller, slower wheels, because I'm on Medicare and want to go slower with a better "edge."
I followed the instructions and wore my skates on a rug, a lot, to assure a proper fit. It was very difficult to get my foot in, but there was no slipping with maneuvers. I have my own method of lacing pattern, and rollerskatenation.com has some advices on different lacing patterns.
I have used Riedell for decades and absolutely, as long as you carefully fit the boot, you will never be disappointed. Keep the boot dry on the inside with an antiperspirant, and silicone spray, and on the outside with Sno Seal for ice skates.
I chose rollerskatenation.com because of its return policy, best price, free shipping, and also because they are enthusiasts. I don't know what their return deal is, but typically that might involve shipping charges, and some financial penalty of some sort, but maybe not with rollerskateantion. I don't know. ABSOLUTELY, you may not rink skate and return the skates!
Forty years ago, I had Microstars on a Riedell boot, and I like these more.
The sizes listed on this skate are in Men's sizes.
BOYS/GIRLS (Up to size 4): These skates are true to your shoe size.
MEN (Size 5 & up): Black boots are true to your shoe size.
LADIES (Size 5 & up): White boots are in ladies sizes.
#1 Sizing Rule:
Buying roller skates is just like buying a pair of shoes. Unless stated otherwise, your shoe size will be the size that you will need for your skates.
For more detailed sizing help please click the blue box to the right.
Shipping & Returns
We offer 3 shipping methods for those shipping within the U.S.
Your order arrives within 6-10 business days.
Your order arrives within 4-6 business days.
Your order arrives within 2-4 business days.
We offer USPS Priority International shipping for those shipping internationally.
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We offer a 365-day exchange policy on all of our products as long as they are in new and unused condition in the original packaging. You send the item back to us and we send you the exchange. We ship all exchanges back to you for free.
We offer a 30-day return policy on all of our products as long as they are in new and unused condition in the original packaging. You send the item back to us and we will refund your original payment method less shipping costs.
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