At our skating center, we have beginner and advanced skaters who enjoy our rink every single day. And, one of the ways they enjoy it is by taking necessary precautions to avoid blisters! Consider the following tips to avoid skate blisters:
Pick Out the Right Size Skates
If you haven’t roller skated before, you may not know what size roller skate you should wear. Ask for roller skates that are the same size as your shoes, then practice skating on carpet. If your feet start to hurt because the skates are too tight or if your feet slip around because they’re too big, ask the skate rental personnel for a different size.
Wear Thick & High Socks
Wearing the right socks is imperative to avoid skate blisters. If your socks are too thin or too short, blisters may form on your ankles or on the sides of your feet. This could keep you from roller skating for days until the blisters heal! Make sure to wear thick socks that sit several inches above your ankle. This ensures that if they slip down while you skate, they won’t fall beneath your ankles.
Break in Your Skates
Have you ever bought a new pair of shoes and they were stiff when you first tried them on? After wearing them for a little while, they likely softened up and formed to your feet. The same concept applies to roller skates! Once you have your skates on, practice skating in them for a few minutes at a time. This will help your skates loosen up and the formation of blisters will be unlikely.
Whether you’re roller skating to get fit or simply having fun with friends, we’re glad you choose our skate center in Lanham, Maryland!