When you want to window shop, or even buy online, there are more roller derby stores than you can shake a skate at. This isn’t all of them by a long stretch, but a few of the most popular that are run by skaters. Go with whomever you feel comfortable working with!
BUT HEY. Don’t just go buying skates or pads online without at least an in-depth conversation with an expert. Trying on in person, ESPECIALLY with skates, is even better.
2N1 Skate Shoppe
OMG, they have a skate wheel LIBRARY so you can try out different wheels! *cries tears of joy*
Bruised Skate Noose
Carrying your skates over your shoulder 1) automatically makes you the coolest person in the parking lot and 2) prevents your sweaty pads from musting up your skates.
Fast Girl Skates
Out of Seattle by a couple of Rat City Roller Girls.
Five Stride Skate Shop
New York City’s full-service roller skate shop, run by Bonnie Thunders and OMG WTF. They know about roller derby.
Bearings: How Do They Work? These people know.
Skater, official, and roller derby mom makes salves for broken bones and bruises.
Sin City Skates
Pretty much the first roller derby skate shop! Ivanna S. Pankin and Trish the Dish have been at this for a long time, and they know their stuff.
Most likely to write you a funny note with your order. Particularly popular for personalized printing.