Yes, renting roller skates at your local rink can be inexpensive if you only go every now and then but are you really ever happy with rental roller skates, I know i never was. When you rent anything you always run the risk of getting something that is not going to perform, fit or smell like new. Rental roller skates may be inexpensive but in the long run it is far superior to just buy and own your own pair.
Technology! When dealing with a rental pair of roller skates you are very rarely dealing with up to date technology and performance. Even the most inexpensive pair of new skates will typically out perform the best rentals. Rental roller skates are designed to last a long time and for many uses but user satisfaction is not job number 1, if you're renting a pair of roller skates you don't typically complain about fit or feel but you should.
Sizing and Padding! Rental roller skates are so over used and abused that the padding is typically blown out and the size is not as accurate as it should be. You could ask for a size 9 and get a size 9 that's so overly used and abused that it fits like a size 10 or even bigger. This will cause fit issues causing discomfort and even painful blisters. The padding will be almost non-existent meaning the ankle padding will also be non-existent.
So, what we've learned is that rental roller skates are ill performing, ill fitting and are typically smelly and gross. Here at Inlineskates.com we want you to have a good experience roller skating and we think that means having the right equipment for the job. Renting skates just a few times can cost just as much as buying a new pair. Check out our great deals today and say goodbye to stinky, dirty rentals!