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Our Predictions: Hottest Skates in 2023

Our Predictions: Hottest Skates in 2023

If you're in the market for a new pair of skates, here are a few options that we think will be some of the best roller skates in 2023!


The Luna boot was introduced by VNLA in late 2022, but not everyone was able to get their hands on a pair because popular sizes sold fast! Skaters have been captivated by the gorgeous oil slick hardware accents that are a striking contrast to the genuine black suede uppers.

The Luna is available in several indoor and outdoor set ups, ranging from $199.99-$359.99 depending on the plate and wheels. With so many options available, the Luna is a great option for skaters who want a high-top, structured boot with a look that turns heads, whether they are beginner or advance.

We think Luna will take the skating world by storm in 2023 as word gets out that this boot functions just as great as it looks.



VNLA Á La Mode

The Á La Mode boot is the same structured, high-top suede boot as the LUNA, but comes in 5 creamy colors inspired by frozen confections: Pistachio (green), Creamsicle (orange), Mocha (brown), Blue Moon and Ube (purple). Skaters who want a colored suede boot but are tired of seeing the same shades will find the Á La Mode to be a refreshing treat!

The Á La Mode is available with either outdoor Jelly Roll wheels by Backspin or with indoor white Velvet wheels by Sure-Grip. Skaters can also choose between a white VNLA Gorilla nylon plate or a white Avanti Magnesium plate ($199.99-$359.99).

If you haven’t already seen the Á La Mode at your local rink or skate park, we think you will be seeing them a lot in 2023! Since dropping in September, they quickly shot up to our #1 selling skate. As the 5-star reviews roll in, we can see the A La Mode is becoming an instant classic.



VNLA Evolution

This boot is SO new it’s still a bit under the radar, but the first lucky skaters to get their hands on a pair before anyone else have given it rave reviews.

It’s no wonder VNLA named this boot the Evolution. With all the advanced features, it puts other boots in its category to shame. The padded Cambrelle lining is both abrasion and water-resistant and made from breathable synthetic fibers to keep your feet dry and cool. The mixed-materials boot features both smooth leather and soft suede for a modern, sleek look that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.

The boot is offered with Gorilla nylon plates and red aluminum trucks that give it a sophisticated pop of color. Choose between Backspin Remix (aluminum hub) or Remix Lite (nylon hub) and no matter which option you choose you will be satisfied by how lightweight your skate is. Finished with ABEC-9 bearings and starting at under $400, the Evolution will definitely work it’s way to our best sellers list in 2023.