I skated for many years and I bought this outfit as soon as it was released because I HAD to have the skates. Absolutely no disappointment here! I even sent a pic of them to a non doll-collecting skating friend from my childhood so she could see how realistic the little skates are! (Except my real ones had fluffy green Pom poms on them.) I highly recommend this set.
Mine dings. I'd love it even if it didn't though. It looks just like one my mom had when I was little and I used to play with hers all the time. We even had the round eraser thingy with the green brush on it. I LOVE that set!