SUMMER 2015 || I'VE GOT MY SKATES ON. REALLY, I HAVE

SANTA was good to me. He was a little unconventional leaving my present tucked under a pile of shoes at my local Salvos store, but he k...

SANTA was good to me. He was a little unconventional leaving my present tucked under a pile of shoes at my local Salvos store, but he knows me well. I zeroed in on these beauties pretty quickly. 

I can't tell you how long I've looked for a pair of booted roller skates. It's ridiculous, I know, to want a pair of booted roller skates, but you have to have ridiculous, childlike dreams, right? And these, I tell you, are my dream skates. I'd scoured eBay and Etsy on and off for the perfect, reasonably priced, in-good-condition pair, but here - a true sign that good things come to those who are patient and wait - was exactly the pair I'd dreamed of. They were even red and white; the booted roller skates of my imagining.

Giddy with excitement and feeling a little bit "am I dreaming", I tried them on. Shut The Front Door! They fit! 

I tucked them up under my arms and practically ran to the counter, paid my $15 - I know, I KNOW - and dropped them onto the back seat of my car, grinning.

This was Christmas Eve. Since then, I've cleaned up the scuff marks, checked over the mechanics of them, replaced the inner sole, whitened the laces and... 

... taken them our for a spin.



I'm terrible. Truly terrible, but oh what fun.

iPhone photos and video by Cathy Stubbs, of Two Minute Postcards

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6 comments

  1. too cool for school!!!
    i had a pure white pair when I was 12 - ha! they were my pride and joy...have fun!!!

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  2. LOVE the video, now see if you can do that carrying a tray of drinks ;-D

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  3. What a find! Pure gold! They remind me of my childhood summers at Caribbean Rollerama...
    I really loved the video as well...so much fun!
    Happy skatin'! x

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  4. Great find. How I wish I had kept my white hang 10 rollar skates. My 12yo really wants a pair and we too have be scouring the op shops but no luck yet

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  5. great Christmas gift! and what a score to find at the oppy!! Skating is the bomb, you won't regret it :)

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  6. Outstanding op shop purchase. I. Want.

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