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Roller Skate Wheels

When it comes to choosing your roller skates, we think the wheels should be an extension of your personality. Whether you’re into retro designs, vibrant colours or just want to keep it classic – at Slick Willie’s we stock some of the best wheels around.

But before you buy your wheels, there are a few things you might want to consider – like size. Generally, larger wheels around 62-65mm let your roller skates glide a little faster and are great for outdoors. Or, if you’re looking for a little extra stability, smaller wheels might be for you – as they create less distance between you and the ground.


When it comes to roller skates, it’s important to consider the hardness of your wheels too. Softer wheels tend to be best for smooth ground, roller rinks and skateparks, while harder wheels are tougher and better for the kind of terrain you’ll find on the streets.

Wheel hardness is measured with the letter ‘a’ afterwards. Typically, softer wheels are below 78a, while harder wheels are above 78a. Most skaters like to try out a variety for their roller skates – and rest assured, Slick Willie’s has everything you need.

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