RollerBlades really took off in 1990’s and were on the top of most childrens lists. It was no longer cool to be the kid using classic roller skates. The new design was inline skates which looked similar to ice skates. So many designs and colors were released but you had to adapt to the different design and especially with balancing and stopping.
The Rollerblade name has become associated with all in-line skates but the early version began in 1980’s by Scott and Brennan Olson from their basement they worked on making the blades easier to put on, adapt brakes, protect wheels from damage. The trademark Rollerblade has been in use since March 1983.