Spring is officially here! In the spirit of spring cleaning, it’s a good idea to give your roller skates a checkup, too. By cleaning and repairing your skates, you are increasing your skates’ longevity. They’ll last longer which means you’ll have more fun and stay fit in the process! Consider these simple ways to keep your roller skates in good condition:
Air Them Out
Naturally, your feet sweat when you roller skate. When you get home or leave the rink, air out your skates to ensure bacteria doesn’t grow. Also, you want to give your feet the attention they deserve such as soaking them, changing your socks regularly, and wearing the right sized shoes.
Tighten the Trucks & Toe Stopper
Trucks and the toe stopper are two essential items to your skates. The trucks keep your skates stable and the toe stopper is your skates’ brakes. Both can become loose over time. Simply make it a habit to check both skate parts and tighten them with a crescent wrench. (It’s also important to check your wheels to ensure they’re not coming loose.)
Clean Your Skates
If you skate often at the rink or even outside, it’s likely that your skates will get dirty. A great way to clean your roller skates is to wipe them down with a damp cloth. This removes dust and dirt that could potentially clog your wheels and make it difficult to enjoy a smooth ride.
After you clean your roller skates, we know you’ll want to skate in them. Head over to Southwestern Skate and enjoy endless hours of fun. Check out our hours!