I bought these as a gift for my boyfriend a few months ago. Finding a reliable pair of inline skates for a reasonable price is a task--but search no longer! This really is a product worth the money. Says the boyfriend: They fit great (true to size), the buckles on the sides hold up well under pressure (he rides them around the college campus), and the design is perfect. Not too chunky, not too thin. All in all, I would certainly recommend these for any kid over age 12. Plus, Roller Derby is a brand that my family has bought from since I was a wee little one. Can't beat that!
Recently, i've been doing in-line skating in gym class. I have been lucky to be using these in-lines for sure. These skates can pretty much be considered aggressive skates for their great speed and control. This is definately one of the best pairs of in-lines on the market today.