VNLA (Vanilla) has designed and manufactured high-end roller skates and skate components since 2005 and is the premier brand for jam and rhythm skaters. The Á La Mode is the newest addition to the VNLA collection and is the sweet ride skaters have been asking for!
The boot is made from genuine suede in 5 creamy colors inspired by your favorite sweet treats: Blue Moon, Pistachio Green, Mocha Brown, Ube Purple and Creamsicle Orange (coming soon). The blue, green, brown, orange, or purple velvet roller skate boot offers structured support throughout and is lined with an ultra-comfy patterned liner to keep your feet feeling snug.
Choose your Sure-Grip Avanti plate: Aluminum or Magnesium (white)! Sure-Grip brings you the next generation in plate design, the Avanti. Both plates feature 10 degree and ultra-responsive double action in a sleek hollow design that offers performance and durability without sacrificing lightness. The trucks on the Magnesium plate have a ball/pivot adjustment, while the trucks on the Aluminum plate have a fixed adjustment. The Magnesium plate is also a much lighter plate than the Aluminum.
This set up comes with Sure-Grip Velvet wheels, a reinvention of vintage Vanathane wheels. Vanathane wheels were a term used for the early roller and skateboard wheels from the decades before urethane wheels. Traditionally these wheels are known for providing a perfect balance between slip and grip on hardwood skating floors, with resistance against flat spots/flattening. The wheels are complete with VNLA Reaction ABEC-9 bearings.
Sizing tip: the A La Mode boot runs approximately 1/2 size large. Half sizes should go DOWN 1/2 size as opposed to up. If your boot is a little roomy, we recommend adding a VNLA Contour Insole.
If you wear a Ladies' 8.5 shoe, order the Men's 7 (Ladies' 8-8.5).
If you wear a Men's 10.5 shoe, order the Men's 10 (Ladies' 11-11.5).
We also have a "Worry Free Guarantee" - if the skates are not a great fit just send them back to us and we'll ship you out a better size at no additional cost.
Domestic Shipping (USA)
Contiguous USAFREE standard shipping for orders over $99 ($10 for orders under $99).
Allow 2-3 BUSINESS days for processing + 2-3 days (estimated) for order to arrive.
AK, HI, US TERRITORIES$30 standard shipping for orders under $199; $15 for orders over $199.
Allow 2-3 BUSINESS days for processing + 4-6 days (estimated) for order to arrive.
CANADACurrent rates calculated at checkout.
EUROPE (select countries)An order minimum of £135 is set for customers in the UK.
Current rates calculated at checkout.
AUSTRALIACurrent rates calculated at checkout.
Returns and Exchanges
- Returns for exchange or store credit ship back free of charge!
- Once we receive your return, please allow 3-5 business days for your return to be processed.