The Vixen is designed for reliable performance and high levels of comfort in a 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 rigid response of the aluminum PowerDyne Triton plates that transfer your power efficiently and without any flex. Grippy 88A Radar Flat Out wheels keep you firmly planted on the track and the KwiK ABEC-5 bearings installed inside those wheels roll smoothly, quietly, and quickly. 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.