Kids’ feet grow fast. Until children reach their mid-teens, their feet will continue to grow approximately a size per year. So, if your kid expresses an interest in roller skating, it’s best to go with a pair that will seamlessly grow with their feet so they’ll get years of use out of them. Many skates for youngsters are designed to adjust up to three or four sizes. Here, we rounded some some of the best style for boys, including both quad and inline skates. Each pair offers features to boost comfort and performance.
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1. Roller Derby Fun Roll Boy's Jr Adjustable Roller Skate
Designed for better balance and fewer falls, these tractor-style skates feature a low center of gravity and wide stance.
Pros: An easy-twist lever at the back of the skates lets you adjust them up to four sizes. The upper is inspired by comics for a fun look, while the interior is fully padded. Rear breaks help prevent kids from falling backward. Urethane wheels and G-Force 608ZB carbon bearings ensure a smooth roll.
Cons: These may run small.
2. Chicago Boy's Adjustable Quad Roller Skate
This pair also adjusts four full sizes with a simple push of a button. Two ratchet buckles provide a secure fit and feel.
Pros: The boot is equipped with a padded ankle collar and breathable nylon mesh liner for comfort and support. The composite wheels with 608ZB semi-precision speed bearings provide stability and traction. Meanwhile, built-in toe brakes deliver safe, reliable stopping power.
Cons: These also might run somewhat small.
3. New Bounce Adjustable Inline Skates
These inline skates also come with a durable frame and two quick-adjust buckles so you can easily fine-tune the fit.
Pros: The soft inner liner is removable and machine washable. This pair’s shell adjusts up to three sizes with a press of a button on the lateral side. These also feature ample padding with molded ankle support to keep feet cozy and secure, plus gel wheels to ensure high-speed performance.
Cons: The toe box may feel narrow to some.