Shoe Museum

Vintage roller skates

May 18, 2013


“A pair of the first roller skates which were invented in London in 1897. Known as ‘road rollers’ they were incredibly popular, especially with businessmen who used them to skate to and from work. On a smooth surface skaters could reach speeds of 16 miles per hour though each of the contraptions weighed around 40 lbs.”

source: victorianfanguide

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