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 has a wide fit, so it runs large on skaters with narrow or medium-width feet. Ladies should order 2 full sizes down from their normal shoe size. For example, ladies who wear a size 8 shoe should order a size 6 Godfather for proper fit. 

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.

SIZING: This boot has a wide fit, so it runs large on skaters with narrow or medium-width feet. Ladies should order 2 full sizes down from their normal shoe size. For example, ladies who wear a size 8 shoe should order a size 6 Godfather for proper fit.
  • Domestic Shipping (USA)

    • Contiguous USA

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

      Ships in 2-4 BUSINESS days; Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

      • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

        $30 standard shipping for orders under $199; $15 for orders over $199.

        Ships in 2-4 BUSINESS days; Estimated delivery in 8-10 days.

        Rush shipping available (ships by next BUSINESS day). Current rate calculated at checkout.

  • International Shipping

    • CANADA

      Current rates calculated at checkout.

      • EUROPE (select countries)

        An order minimum of £135 is set for customers in the UK.

        Current rates calculated at checkout.

        • AUSTRALIA

          Current rates calculated at checkout.

          International customers are responsible for import taxes/duties. See FAQ for details.

  • Returns and Exchanges

    • Policy

      • We offer a 30-day return policy (available to all customers in the U.S. and Canada) and a 90-day exchange policy (available to U.S. customers only).

      • 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.

      • Once we receive your return, please expect 2-3 business days for your exchange to ship or 3-5 business days for your refund to appear in your account.

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  • 4
    The Godfather's

    Posted by Brian Coleman on 20th Jun 2022

    Love the skates , wish the wheels were 101A instead of 95A so once I upgraded the wheels, they are worth the hype

  • 5
    VLNA GodFather Fame Indoor skates

    Posted by Anthony Cannon on 23rd May 2022

    I’m very happy with my purchase. These are very high quality skates. The boot feels good and the leather is soft. I’ve gotten so many compliments on these skates and I just got them lol. Who ever reads this review, you will not be disappointed with these skates.

  • 5
    Godfather Fame

    Posted by Bruce on 6th Apr 2022

    I would have liked to give this a 4.99. These are so close to perfect. The only thing a bit strange is the Fame wheels logo was all mixed up. It's like a printing error. I'm changing out the wheels anyway, and I'll use the provided wheels for smooth outdoor surfaces. People have said the bearings were poor, and I'm not seeing that. The included bearings are fine. I would buy these again, but I don't expect I will need to.

  • 4
    Modified review

    Posted by Kara Winston on 7th Feb 2022

    So I wrote a previous review stating the boot is the focal point & what you are really paying for with the Fame. If you want the whole shabang, you'll have to get the higher end Godfathers. But I skated on these tonight for the first time. The Fame wheels really suck unless you're a beginner. The bearings, nah. They're not great. But the plates are much nicer than I anticipated! The trucks have a mechanism that causes your skate to lean with you as you turn. At first I thought my trucks were loose. Then I realized how awesome this feature really is. It gives you great maneuverability & you're not sore at the end of the night, because they move with you instead of you having to fight your skates on turns. I replaced the wheels and bearings with Bones & these babies FLY! Nice job VNLA. Love these skates.

  • 4
    The boot is excellent quality

    Posted by Kara W on 3rd Feb 2022

    There are multiple different Godfather skates to choose from. I bought the Fame to upgrade to a better skate. I am currently skating in a Crazy Skate boot which is made well, but synthetic. I wanted a quality leather boot that wouldn't cost $500-$900. So I chose the Fame. I'll say this. With the Fame, you are paying for the boot. The bearings & wheels are not great. If you don't swap them out, you'll pretty much be skating on a beginner skate. But that's ok! The boot seems worth the price. It should wear well & last a long time. The boot has very nice cushion on the sole & along the inner sides. I bought a black size 6 (I'm a women's 8 in shoes) & it fits very well. No rubbing as far as I can tell. I really love the look of the fame pink wheels that I got on these, but for speed sake, I'm going to swap them out for a pair of Bones 101a along with Bones Reds bearings. I also wanted the Fame because I wanted to try a nylon plate instead of aluminum. My current skates are heavy. I thought these would be lighter, but they don't really seem to be. I guess the trucks along with the extra materials make them just as heavy. If you prefer a more complete skate package that's not just a base/beginner skate, you may want to get a slightly more expensive Godfather with all the bells & whistles. But these are a really good boot with lots of potential & great overall quality. Riedell is going to charge a lot more just to get a comparable quality on the boot. Happy skating, all.

  • 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.

  • 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 has a wide fit, so it runs large on skaters with narrow or medium-width feet. Ladies should order 2 full sizes down from their normal shoe size. For example, ladies who wear a size 8 shoe should order a size 6 Godfather for proper fit. 

  • 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.

    SIZING: This boot has a wide fit, so it runs large on skaters with narrow or medium-width feet. Ladies should order 2 full sizes down from their normal shoe size. For example, ladies who wear a size 8 shoe should order a size 6 Godfather for proper fit.
  • SHIPPING & RETURNS
    • Domestic Shipping (USA)

      • Contiguous USA

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

        Ships in 2-4 BUSINESS days; Estimated delivery in 4-6 days.

        • AK, HI, US TERRITORIES

          $30 standard shipping for orders under $199; $15 for orders over $199.

          Ships in 2-4 BUSINESS days; Estimated delivery in 8-10 days.

          Rush shipping available (ships by next BUSINESS day). Current rate calculated at checkout.

    • International Shipping

      • CANADA

        Current rates calculated at checkout.

        • EUROPE (select countries)

          An order minimum of £135 is set for customers in the UK.

          Current rates calculated at checkout.

          • AUSTRALIA

            Current rates calculated at checkout.

            International customers are responsible for import taxes/duties. See FAQ for details.

    • Returns and Exchanges

      • Policy

        • We offer a 30-day return policy (available to all customers in the U.S. and Canada) and a 90-day exchange policy (available to U.S. customers only).

        • 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.

        • Once we receive your return, please expect 2-3 business days for your exchange to ship or 3-5 business days for your refund to appear in your account.

  • Reviews

    16 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews
    Write a Review

    • 4
      The Godfather's

      Posted by Brian Coleman on 20th Jun 2022

      Love the skates , wish the wheels were 101A instead of 95A so once I upgraded the wheels, they are worth the hype

    • 5
      VLNA GodFather Fame Indoor skates

      Posted by Anthony Cannon on 23rd May 2022

      I’m very happy with my purchase. These are very high quality skates. The boot feels good and the leather is soft. I’ve gotten so many compliments on these skates and I just got them lol. Who ever reads this review, you will not be disappointed with these skates.

    • 5
      Godfather Fame

      Posted by Bruce on 6th Apr 2022

      I would have liked to give this a 4.99. These are so close to perfect. The only thing a bit strange is the Fame wheels logo was all mixed up. It's like a printing error. I'm changing out the wheels anyway, and I'll use the provided wheels for smooth outdoor surfaces. People have said the bearings were poor, and I'm not seeing that. The included bearings are fine. I would buy these again, but I don't expect I will need to.

    • 4
      Modified review

      Posted by Kara Winston on 7th Feb 2022

      So I wrote a previous review stating the boot is the focal point & what you are really paying for with the Fame. If you want the whole shabang, you'll have to get the higher end Godfathers. But I skated on these tonight for the first time. The Fame wheels really suck unless you're a beginner. The bearings, nah. They're not great. But the plates are much nicer than I anticipated! The trucks have a mechanism that causes your skate to lean with you as you turn. At first I thought my trucks were loose. Then I realized how awesome this feature really is. It gives you great maneuverability & you're not sore at the end of the night, because they move with you instead of you having to fight your skates on turns. I replaced the wheels and bearings with Bones & these babies FLY! Nice job VNLA. Love these skates.

    • 4
      The boot is excellent quality

      Posted by Kara W on 3rd Feb 2022

      There are multiple different Godfather skates to choose from. I bought the Fame to upgrade to a better skate. I am currently skating in a Crazy Skate boot which is made well, but synthetic. I wanted a quality leather boot that wouldn't cost $500-$900. So I chose the Fame. I'll say this. With the Fame, you are paying for the boot. The bearings & wheels are not great. If you don't swap them out, you'll pretty much be skating on a beginner skate. But that's ok! The boot seems worth the price. It should wear well & last a long time. The boot has very nice cushion on the sole & along the inner sides. I bought a black size 6 (I'm a women's 8 in shoes) & it fits very well. No rubbing as far as I can tell. I really love the look of the fame pink wheels that I got on these, but for speed sake, I'm going to swap them out for a pair of Bones 101a along with Bones Reds bearings. I also wanted the Fame because I wanted to try a nylon plate instead of aluminum. My current skates are heavy. I thought these would be lighter, but they don't really seem to be. I guess the trucks along with the extra materials make them just as heavy. If you prefer a more complete skate package that's not just a base/beginner skate, you may want to get a slightly more expensive Godfather with all the bells & whistles. But these are a really good boot with lots of potential & great overall quality. Riedell is going to charge a lot more just to get a comparable quality on the boot. Happy skating, all.

    • 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.

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
Gender Men's Styles