Adams Inline is a Longfellow, Minneapolis (3112 38th Ave S) based inline skate shop that focuses on the inline racing market. If you live in Minneapolis, you’ve surely seen groups of speedskaters on blading on the local trails. Adam from AdamsInline.com is the guy who hooks up a lot of those skaters with their gear – including me, who bought a pair of Bont skates from Adam last year for the St Paul Inline Marathon.
The new site is a vast improvement over the previous version, which was a somewhat outdated Yahoo store.
Race skates are definitely different from recreational skates. The wheels are larger, which makes them both faster and smoother rolling over cracks. They also track straighter, making it easier to glide in long strides. And the boots made out of lighter and stiffer materials. In some cases, they can be heated in the over and custom molded. If you like to blade for exercise, based on my experience, you may prefer the feel of doing so on race blades.