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Sure-Grip is the leading manufacture of high end and recreational roller skates and roller skate accessories. Since 1937 Sure-Grip has been the foremost developer in roller skates, quad skate, inline skates, derby skates, hockey skates, Roller Skate bearings, and roller skate accessory technology made in the USA. Our product range stretches further than any other roller skate company to include wheels, bearings, plates, trucks, toe stops, artistic boots, speed boots, derby boots, hockey boots, hockey frames, and protective gear. Throughout the years we have continued the tradition of many companies such as Kryptonic, Hyper, Power Trac, Nova, Snyder, and Rock just to name a few. A family business that spans 4 generations tells you our dedication to the roller skate industry. When you want the best its always been Sure-Grip.

Wheels
Sure-Grip started with a simple roller skate wheel more than 75 years ago, today selling the same product under a different name called the Sure-Grip Original. Made from a material called phenolic which is essentially layers upon layers of fiberglass, this creates a very hard running surface ideal for rhythm skaters and or jam skaters. Who would have thought this little wheel would elevate a company started in a garage to a full-fledged manufacturing facility. Check out the Zombie roller skate Wheel!

Plates
Sure-Grip manufactures all roller skate plates in the USA and has done so for its entire existence. Initially started with one in 1945 and has expanded to roughly 30 roller skate plates today with several more no longer in production. Our vast experience and technological innovations along the way utilizing CNC technology and advanced profiling we have been able to simply make a product better than anyone else.

Bearings
Sure-Grip has been a major innovator in the roller skate bearing industry with the partnerships between Fafnir and Hartford bearing companies in the early 60s and 70s. In many cases most of these bearings were made special for Sure-Grip. Today Sure-Grip markets its own roller skate bearings under the QUBE brand with several different options to choose from: New Qube Teal, Qube Juice , Qube Gold, Qube 8-ball , and Qube Ceramic.

Boots
Sure-Grip now offers its own line of competitive roller skating boots. This is new territory for Sure-Grip but our track record proves that it will be a success. Our speed line consists of the SL series product which includes the new ISIS, Rebel, SL-55, SL-75, and the SL-85. We also offer a line of artistic skating boots under the model numbers 73, and 93.

The things that make us American and the thing we make in America. Sure-Grip has always believed this and has never lost track of what really matters, American made. It started as an idea, an idea to make something better, to make something that everyone could enjoy. To everyone here a clean part and a smooth finish are a matter of pride. We need to do this, we can do this; and so we did. We don’t just make skates, we make great skates; skates that are forged, cast, and polished right here in America. This is a country where great things are made every day, let’s keep it that way.