Posted by Meredith Cook // Jun 15, 2018
K2 Alexis 84 Pro Skate: Channeling My Inner Skate Chick
I recently got a chance to relive my old in-line skating days in a pair of K2 Alexis 84 Pro skates. I remembered being five years old and skating up and down my neighborhood street. Wind in my hair, wheels under my feet, not a care in the world.
Flash forward 20 years and my knees are wobbling uncontrollably as I attempt to get my balance on in-line skates. I catch some looks as I strap my knee and elbow pads on, underneath the windows of NYC high rises. A sweet and impressive instructor from the K2 Skate school guides me around the park and teaches me how to fall forward correctly.
I take a few deep yoga breaths and channel my inner skater chick as I start to glide down the boardwalk along the Hudson River. However silly I may have felt, I’m praying I at least looked the part in my K2 Alexis 84 Pro, baby blue skates.
Extremely comfortable and supportive, the in-line skates gave me confidence. A few minutes into my city adventure and I was cruising along without the hand of an instructor. Fortunately, the speed lacing system made it easy for me to take the skates on and off for a calamari and beer break. And the K2 Original Softboot design left me blister-free after removing my sweating feet.
Post-sweat, I was shocked at how much fun I had, despite my shaky start. I typically tend to choose sweat sessions that take me anywhere but the gym (give me a paddle board, a trail to wander, or a beach to run any day over a treadmill). In-line skating with my K2 Skates provides me with another opportunity to get sweaty, laugh at myself (a lot), and get outdoors. I loved it so much that I lugged my skates back to the West Coast with me.