Sneak Peak at the 2006 Rollerblades
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Last But Not Least!
One change skaters probably won't notice is that the new skates will fit differently.
The reason for this: Rollerblade completely remodeled the inside of the skates for 2006 by building them around a new set of lasts, the forms that boots and shoes are built around.
Rollerblade interviewed more than a thousand skaters before making the new lasts, said the company's marketing director, Nick Skally.
"The idea was to build a skate with a better balance of comfort and performance," he said.
"It's easy to build a more comfortable skate. You just bury it in foam. The hard part is to make a skate that is both comfortable and performs well."
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(posted on Aug. 12, 2005)
Copyright © 2005 by Robert Burnson
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