Dorothy D. Johnson
Ever since James Plimpton came up with the first set in 1863,roller skates for women
have been responsible for “rinkomania” – the desire to use skates inside and out of rinks for purposes ranging from recreation to workouts and serious sport. This is not surprising if you consider that the skates have moved from being boots on wheels to being state-of-art sporting gear capable of allowing women to move at 10kmph. These days you can choose to use such speed to burn upwards of 600 calories per hour or win exciting prizes in roller derby or roller hockey, Of course, such achievements require practice, and practice demands a good pair of roller skates.