The Riedell Vixen derby skate is designed for reliable performance and high levels of comfort in a roller skate package that is a bit more than a traditional “starter” skate. The 165 boot is made of leather outers for abrasion and stress resistance but also has a soft padded lining for a comfortable fit. The bottom of the Vixen is built around the light weight response of the nylon PowerDyne Thrust plates. Grippy Sonar Striker wheels keep you firmly planted on the track. The Vixen is a great skate for those who are just getting started in derby but who also want a skate that will grow with them as they get better.