Roller skates are just like everything you hold close to your heart; they must be taken care of the right way and on a frequent basis. Proper maintenance and care of your roller skates will keep them rolling longer and increase the life of your skates.
Taking care of your roller skates is just like your car but a bit less complicated. Actually, a lot less. The only similarity between them is that they both require specific attention to individual parts which make up the whole; a well rolling machine.
This is a maintenance care list for each part of your roller skates and we’ll be starting with the boot and ending with the bearings.
The boots of your skates are like the exterior and frame of your car. You wash it when it’s dirty and patch up any scratches when necessary. But roller skates come in two different types of exterior; leather or vinyl. Each must be treated differently.
Leather Boots: Leather boots reveal scars and scratches more than synthetic materials and require extra care. Wipe down perspiration stains away from the inside and outside of your boots after each time you skate. Use a damp cloth for this and not a wet cloth.