What made roller skates a pandemic must-have?

Roller skating has a long history — from Victorian metal skates on wooden maple floors for 25c an hour, to the American Civil right movement of the 1950s. Roller skating has turned up throughout history, encouraging freedom of choice and movement. Once again the wheels hit the floor as millions of skates were ordered throughout the pandemic.

Why roller skate?

  • 1870, roller skating…