VNLA Godfather Fame Indoor Roller Skates

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Quality That Surpasses The Rest

VNLA is known for taking boot design to a new level, and the Godfather boot is no exception. The high-end top grain leather boot has supple leather lining and a stitched leather sole that is thick for awesome support. The shearling padded tongue adds another layer of comfort and style that sets it apart from the rest. Designed for artistic and rhythm skating, whether you are leisurely skating or picking up some competitive dance moves, the VNLA Godfather is an ideal choice. When it comes to high-quality skate boots, the VNLA Godfather is the game changer in high top skate boot industry.

The Vanilla Gorilla nylon plates keep the overall feel of your skates light so that you aren’t dragged down while sliding across the rink floor.

With the Sure-Grip Fame artistic wheels (57mm x 30mm) to finish off this skate – you can choose your color of wheels that makes it your own -- this majestic skate is ready for you to show off your moves.

The VNLA Godfather Fame Indoor Roller Skates let you have the look and comfort for a trademark high-top skate.

SIZING: This boot runs true to size for men and 2 sizes large for women. For example, if your every day US shoe size is a Ladies 8, order the Mens 6 (Ladies 8).

Buying roller skates is just like buying a pair of shoes. Your shoe size will determine the size roller skate that you need. If you would like to talk with a Skate Rep about sizing please click the button at the bottom right-hand corner or call us at 913-894-9339.

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.

**Please Note: This skate is in Men's sizes, but we also list the Ladies equivalent.
  • Standard Shipping

    • Contiguous USA

      FREE shipping for orders over $99 ($10 for orders under $99).

      Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

      • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

        $30 for orders under $199, $15 for orders over $199.

        Estimated delivery in 8-10 days.

        • CANADA

          $30 for orders under $199, $15 for orders over $199.

          Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

  • Rush Shipping

    • Contiguous USA

      Current rate calculated at checkout.

      Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 2-3 days.

      • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

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        Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

        • CANADA

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          Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 2-3 days.

  • Returns and Exchanges

    • Policy

      • We offer a 30-day return policy and a 90-day exchange policy.

      • Items sold in new condition must be returned in new condition and with their original product box in order to receive a full refund. Items sold as new that are returned used (showing scuffs, dirt or other signs of use) or missing components are subject to a 10%-20% damage fee (deducted from refund).

      • Items sold as slightly used are eligible for exchange or return for store credit only.

      • The customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

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  • 4
    Amazing Boot but run a bit big.

    Posted by Michael Shawn Boyd on 20th Aug 2021

    These Skates are Beautiful, comfy and Quality. That said, I purchased a size 12 and they ended up being a bit big. Not an entire size up but enough for them to have too much toe space. I didn't send them back for an 11, because I knew they'd end up being too tight. Not having half sizes is an issue, as I believe that an 11.5 would have, more than likely, fit perfectly. Had to purchase some cork and gel insoles, as well as some powerfoot toe inserts. Haven't found the right combo yet but I purchased pretty much everything I could to offset the size issue. Got all of that today and am going to the rink tomorrow. Despite them being too big, they were super comfy and look amazing. Got many a compliment on them when I took them out. Purchased some Bones Elite 103As and Bones Reds. It's like skating on a cloud and on ice. Hope the additions I grabbed helped the sizing issue. Once I run these through the mill, I'll purchase another pair in an 11 and see. At least then I won't have to wait on the pair to be returned and re-delivered. This is a great replacement for the Riedell OG 712s. No need to spend $600. That ALONE makes it worth the purchase. Fingers crossed that i can get them to a snug fit.

  • 5
    Great!

    Posted by Theresa Cruzan on 20th Aug 2021

    I wear a size 7 in women's and was recommended by a Rollerskate Nation rep to order a size 5 in men's, which is the smallest size for the Godfathers. I did and they are just a hair too big in the toes. They remind me of my Dr. Marten's Jagger boots, pretty bulky and stiff but I'm confident they'll get more comfortable as I wear them. The wheels and trucks need to be loosened otherwise they ride very well and I love the ankle support. They are great skates.

  • 5
    I'm the Envy of the Skaters

    Posted by Eugenia V Whalen-Robinson on 14th Jun 2021

    My skates are perfect. Perfect size, perfect quality and perfect look. Only gripe is that it didn't come with a skate key. My friend paid a little under 200 dollars for her Impala skates and it came with a skate key.

  • 4
    Great skate!

    Posted by M on 3rd Jun 2021

    All around this is a great affordable Amazing looking skate. The only issue was the bearings that come on them aren’t the best. As for now till I can get better ones I had my local skate shop loosen the wheels up for a smoother ride. Other than that it rivals the OG skate in many ways and I’d recommend them to anyone wondering if they want to purchase them.

  • 4
    Good skates but could be better

    Posted by Ryan on 2nd May 2021

    These skates are great quality leather boots, that seem like they will last for years. The boots are comfortable and I expect they will become more so as the leather wears in over time. The sizing is good, I ordered my standard shoe size (12) and they fit well. The wheels, and specifically the bearings, do not seem to be of great quality. I ordered some outdoor wheels and some Bones Reds bearings for those so I don't have to swap bearings when I swap wheels from indoor to outdoor. Boy am I glad that I did. I can tell, even as a beginner skater, the quality difference between the bearings these came with, and the bones reds. The bearings on these skates don't roll as well, and I can hear noise in them where the bones reds are silent, and roll for a lot longer. I will be replacing the bearings these shipped with, with another set of bone's reds. These skates were over $350, and for that price, I'd prefer not to have to do that, but as I said, the quality difference, even for a beginner, is noticeable. As is standard, the nuts on the wheels came factory tight, and need to be loosened in order for the wheels to roll properly. Be aware that you'll need a tool or a socket to loosen them if these are your first skates. This isn't a problem, as any skater will need to learn how to properly maintain their skates, and this is the perfect introduction.

  • 5
    Godfather Fame - THE BEST

    Posted by Godfather Z on 17th Mar 2021

    I ordered a pair of these skates (mens size 11). Rollerskate Nation has really stepped up. I am pretty much going to review them and the skates. First - Skate Nation - Fantastic company. Shipping was fast, and when I called the shop, they answered on the first ring. I think, I spoke to Julia. Super nice and friendly. Second - THE GODFATHER!!! These are the best skates I have ever owned. They are comfortable, look good and roll smoothly. The stitching is amazing. The tongue is fluffy and soft and doesn't hold sweat like you would think. They break in very nicely. The sizes do run a little big with VNLA, but overall the fit is amazing. I love these skates so much, I ordered my wife a pair yesterday. Compared to the Riedell OG 172's, these being half the price, is way worth it. You will not be disappointed in paying half, because your not getting a half price competitors skate, this thing hangs with the Riedell OG's...but half price... -Zack

  • 5
    Simply amazing!!!

    Posted by Jaye Devan on 30th Jan 2021

    If you're a skater, you need a pair of these...great fit, lightweight...it's like skating on a pair of clouds...if I didn't know any better, I'd swear they had shock absorbers in them...moves I've been doing in my 25 year old boots I mounted felt so much smoother and easier...I may never wear my old ones again...shout out to VNLA for making a comparable boot to the Reidell 172 at half the cost...definitely plan to get another pair with a different setup...these are fire!!!

  • 5
    THESE ARE A MUST HAVE!!!!

    Posted by REHEMA on 10th Jan 2021

    These are thee absolute most lightest skates my feet has ever been in.These skates make it easy for me to do my spins, transitions, jumps etc. any jam skate movement you can think of you can do them in these skates. They are easy on my ankles and are extremely comfortable and supportive I honestly don't want to take them ( I skate around the house in them when not at the rink)it takes no time to break them in, if I could give them 10 stars I would. These are the best investment in skates I have ever made.

  • 5
    Top of the line comfort!

    Posted by Treasure Jarrett on 31st Jul 2020

    Easily adjusted, top of the line comfort!

  • PRODUCT DETAILS

    Quality That Surpasses The Rest

    VNLA is known for taking boot design to a new level, and the Godfather boot is no exception. The high-end top grain leather boot has supple leather lining and a stitched leather sole that is thick for awesome support. The shearling padded tongue adds another layer of comfort and style that sets it apart from the rest. Designed for artistic and rhythm skating, whether you are leisurely skating or picking up some competitive dance moves, the VNLA Godfather is an ideal choice. When it comes to high-quality skate boots, the VNLA Godfather is the game changer in high top skate boot industry.

    The Vanilla Gorilla nylon plates keep the overall feel of your skates light so that you aren’t dragged down while sliding across the rink floor.

    With the Sure-Grip Fame artistic wheels (57mm x 30mm) to finish off this skate – you can choose your color of wheels that makes it your own -- this majestic skate is ready for you to show off your moves.

    The VNLA Godfather Fame Indoor Roller Skates let you have the look and comfort for a trademark high-top skate.

    SIZING: This boot runs true to size for men and 2 sizes large for women. For example, if your every day US shoe size is a Ladies 8, order the Mens 6 (Ladies 8).

  • SIZING HELP
    Buying roller skates is just like buying a pair of shoes. Your shoe size will determine the size roller skate that you need. If you would like to talk with a Skate Rep about sizing please click the button at the bottom right-hand corner or call us at 913-894-9339.

    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.

    **Please Note: This skate is in Men's sizes, but we also list the Ladies equivalent.
  • SHIPPING & RETURNS
    • Standard Shipping

      • Contiguous USA

        FREE shipping for orders over $99 ($10 for orders under $99).

        Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

        • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

          $30 for orders under $199, $15 for orders over $199.

          Estimated delivery in 8-10 days.

          • CANADA

            $30 for orders under $199, $15 for orders over $199.

            Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

    • Rush Shipping

      • Contiguous USA

        Current rate calculated at checkout.

        Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 2-3 days.

        • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

          Current rate calculated at checkout.

          Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

          • CANADA

            Current rate calculated at checkout.

            Ships by next business day. Estimated delivery in 2-3 days.

    • Returns and Exchanges

      • Policy

        • We offer a 30-day return policy and a 90-day exchange policy.

        • Items sold in new condition must be returned in new condition and with their original product box in order to receive a full refund. Items sold as new that are returned used (showing scuffs, dirt or other signs of use) or missing components are subject to a 10%-20% damage fee (deducted from refund).

        • Items sold as slightly used are eligible for exchange or return for store credit only.

        • The customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

  • Reviews

    11 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews
    Write a Review

    • 4
      Amazing Boot but run a bit big.

      Posted by Michael Shawn Boyd on 20th Aug 2021

      These Skates are Beautiful, comfy and Quality. That said, I purchased a size 12 and they ended up being a bit big. Not an entire size up but enough for them to have too much toe space. I didn't send them back for an 11, because I knew they'd end up being too tight. Not having half sizes is an issue, as I believe that an 11.5 would have, more than likely, fit perfectly. Had to purchase some cork and gel insoles, as well as some powerfoot toe inserts. Haven't found the right combo yet but I purchased pretty much everything I could to offset the size issue. Got all of that today and am going to the rink tomorrow. Despite them being too big, they were super comfy and look amazing. Got many a compliment on them when I took them out. Purchased some Bones Elite 103As and Bones Reds. It's like skating on a cloud and on ice. Hope the additions I grabbed helped the sizing issue. Once I run these through the mill, I'll purchase another pair in an 11 and see. At least then I won't have to wait on the pair to be returned and re-delivered. This is a great replacement for the Riedell OG 712s. No need to spend $600. That ALONE makes it worth the purchase. Fingers crossed that i can get them to a snug fit.

    • 5
      Great!

      Posted by Theresa Cruzan on 20th Aug 2021

      I wear a size 7 in women's and was recommended by a Rollerskate Nation rep to order a size 5 in men's, which is the smallest size for the Godfathers. I did and they are just a hair too big in the toes. They remind me of my Dr. Marten's Jagger boots, pretty bulky and stiff but I'm confident they'll get more comfortable as I wear them. The wheels and trucks need to be loosened otherwise they ride very well and I love the ankle support. They are great skates.

    • 5
      I'm the Envy of the Skaters

      Posted by Eugenia V Whalen-Robinson on 14th Jun 2021

      My skates are perfect. Perfect size, perfect quality and perfect look. Only gripe is that it didn't come with a skate key. My friend paid a little under 200 dollars for her Impala skates and it came with a skate key.

    • 4
      Great skate!

      Posted by M on 3rd Jun 2021

      All around this is a great affordable Amazing looking skate. The only issue was the bearings that come on them aren’t the best. As for now till I can get better ones I had my local skate shop loosen the wheels up for a smoother ride. Other than that it rivals the OG skate in many ways and I’d recommend them to anyone wondering if they want to purchase them.

    • 4
      Good skates but could be better

      Posted by Ryan on 2nd May 2021

      These skates are great quality leather boots, that seem like they will last for years. The boots are comfortable and I expect they will become more so as the leather wears in over time. The sizing is good, I ordered my standard shoe size (12) and they fit well. The wheels, and specifically the bearings, do not seem to be of great quality. I ordered some outdoor wheels and some Bones Reds bearings for those so I don't have to swap bearings when I swap wheels from indoor to outdoor. Boy am I glad that I did. I can tell, even as a beginner skater, the quality difference between the bearings these came with, and the bones reds. The bearings on these skates don't roll as well, and I can hear noise in them where the bones reds are silent, and roll for a lot longer. I will be replacing the bearings these shipped with, with another set of bone's reds. These skates were over $350, and for that price, I'd prefer not to have to do that, but as I said, the quality difference, even for a beginner, is noticeable. As is standard, the nuts on the wheels came factory tight, and need to be loosened in order for the wheels to roll properly. Be aware that you'll need a tool or a socket to loosen them if these are your first skates. This isn't a problem, as any skater will need to learn how to properly maintain their skates, and this is the perfect introduction.

    • 5
      Godfather Fame - THE BEST

      Posted by Godfather Z on 17th Mar 2021

      I ordered a pair of these skates (mens size 11). Rollerskate Nation has really stepped up. I am pretty much going to review them and the skates. First - Skate Nation - Fantastic company. Shipping was fast, and when I called the shop, they answered on the first ring. I think, I spoke to Julia. Super nice and friendly. Second - THE GODFATHER!!! These are the best skates I have ever owned. They are comfortable, look good and roll smoothly. The stitching is amazing. The tongue is fluffy and soft and doesn't hold sweat like you would think. They break in very nicely. The sizes do run a little big with VNLA, but overall the fit is amazing. I love these skates so much, I ordered my wife a pair yesterday. Compared to the Riedell OG 172's, these being half the price, is way worth it. You will not be disappointed in paying half, because your not getting a half price competitors skate, this thing hangs with the Riedell OG's...but half price... -Zack

    • 5
      Simply amazing!!!

      Posted by Jaye Devan on 30th Jan 2021

      If you're a skater, you need a pair of these...great fit, lightweight...it's like skating on a pair of clouds...if I didn't know any better, I'd swear they had shock absorbers in them...moves I've been doing in my 25 year old boots I mounted felt so much smoother and easier...I may never wear my old ones again...shout out to VNLA for making a comparable boot to the Reidell 172 at half the cost...definitely plan to get another pair with a different setup...these are fire!!!

    • 5
      THESE ARE A MUST HAVE!!!!

      Posted by REHEMA on 10th Jan 2021

      These are thee absolute most lightest skates my feet has ever been in.These skates make it easy for me to do my spins, transitions, jumps etc. any jam skate movement you can think of you can do them in these skates. They are easy on my ankles and are extremely comfortable and supportive I honestly don't want to take them ( I skate around the house in them when not at the rink)it takes no time to break them in, if I could give them 10 stars I would. These are the best investment in skates I have ever made.

    • 5
      Top of the line comfort!

      Posted by Treasure Jarrett on 31st Jul 2020

      Easily adjusted, top of the line comfort!

TECHNICAL SPECS
Boots VNLA Godfather (Top Grain Leather)
Plate Gorilla 5-Degree Trucks (8mm)
Wheels Sure-Grip Fame 57mm Artistic Wheels
Bearings VNLA ABEC-9
Stopper Adjustable Mini Round Black Toe Stops
Sizes Mens 5-14 / Ladies 6-12