Roller Skating Was Crazy Awesome!

Uncategorized | July 12, 2017

Written by Rebeka Knott

Roller skating has been around for decades. Its popularity may wax and wane like the moon, but it’s always around. The 1970s and 1980s are widely recognized as roller skating’s heyday. Everyone skated everywhere they went. From morning into the wee hours of the night at the roller discos.  

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Roller skates were literally as common as shoes, or more like an appendage for some people. The fad had a funky yet provocative effect on people and a huge cultural impact overall. Everything was affected, from the far-out clothing, rad roller-movies, and television shows, to roller-related marketing strategies. Literally, everything went roller disco. It was like a very sparkly plague that made everyone wanna strap on some "blazin" pop wheels and get down on it.

Pop-Wheels were wildly popular 

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There were many versions of pop wheels that were easier on the eyes, they were just like sneakers. But the roller sandals were pretty rough. They were basically like clogs but with retractable wheels built-in. Cringe-worthy nowadays, but pure gold in the 1970s. 

Tags: Disco | Remember This?... | Roller Skating | The 1960s | The 1970s | Vintage Photo Galleries

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Rebeka Knott


Rebeka grew up in the 1960’s & 1970’s and has always subscribed to the theory that a positive attitude will take you far! She is a wife and mother of 3 with a fun-loving spirit, believing that family and relationships are invaluable.