Post by QNPoohBear on Dec 30, 2012 19:39:44 GMT -5
The skates are amazing! The blades are real metal. They have a nice patina to make them look old, though in the book they are made new. The skates are super heavy. I'm not sure anyone could actually skate with them on. The straps are not real leather and close with velcro instead of threading through the buckle. This makes them a tiny bit more difficult to strap on PM feet. They velcro in two places. They DO fit PM girls over PM boots. Susanna is wearing them over Kirsten's (c. 1988 or 89) boots. The foot piece is a tiny bit short on bigger fit but they can squeeze on OK. The biggest negative is the huge copyright stamp on the foot piece. Ick! Kirsten's have "Pleasant Company" engraved on the bottom. I hate to admit it, but these skates are MUCH nicer than Kirsten's! I have the mittens and boots but haven't tried them yet.