The Rollerblade Spark 84 Inline Skates are a cross between style and performance without compromising either one. If you want performance, support and comfort in your recreational skates then there is no need to look further than the tried-and-true Spark 84s. The Double Wrap Spark Asymmetrical Lacing is just one feature used to ensure you support. These laces reinforce the upper while the cuff buckle, PowerStrap and Speedlace and lock closures provide a custom fit every time you don these sweet looking skates. The skate is lined with Rollerblade's Training 5 Star Fit which is designed for easy entry and breathability and combines high quality and absolute comfort while providing optimal support. This allows you to spend more time skating and less time recovering from fatigue. The Rollerblade Spark 84 Inline Skates are designed for the beginner to intermediate skater who wants stability, confidence and control with each stride.
I have a set of these as well as the original Spark Comp model, both of which had the 84mm wheels. At a 14.5 these feet my big wide feet better than any other models I have found from either Rollerblade or K2. Remove the brake and the wheels and bearings will let you get some serious speed going! It did seem like these didn't provide as much support as I would like but that's probably due to my weight (I'm 280 lbs) as opposed to the skates themselves. Overall a great skate!
A: Rollerblade as a brand accommodates wide feet better than any other brand on the market currently available. If you wear a size 10 E, I would recommend ordering a size 10.0 in the Spark 84's. If you have a EE (very wide) foot, go for the 10.5 instead for optimal fit.
Answered : Jul 16, 2013
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: I am 39, a runner, pretty good balance but have never inline skated before. I want a skate to use on a road and a paved trail. Is this a good choice. I am thinking the 84mm wheels will allow me to go a bit quicker than I would on say a 80mm wheel.
A: Yes, the Rollerblade Spark 84 Inline Skates are a very quality intermediate inline skate. The 84mm wheels will indeed be fine for a beginner and will offer more room for growth in skill than an 80mm wheel
Answered : Jun 11, 2013
By : Keith, Customer Care
Q: Is the boot of this skate soft or hard? I like a nice firm boot that transitions into a hard toe. How would this boot be described?