In 1945, Paul Riedell saw an opportunity to turn his love of roller skating into a business and started Riedell Shoes, Inc. in Red Wing, Minnesota. Throughout the years, he and his wife Soph manufactured only top quality, hand crafted skating boots and built a reputation for supplying the world's best skates with exceptional fit and comfort. As roller rinks began to sprout up in the late 60's, Riedell also began offering long lasting rental boots to the rinks across the county to complement the existing resale skates. With each decade of change, Riedell has been there to change with it, offering new and exciting products and services to meet the needs of the roller rinks and skaters.
Still today, Riedell remains a family business, owned and operated under its third generation with the same basic philosophy - to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. Riedell is dedicated to continue making hand crafted skates from only the finest leathers and materials by skilled craftsmen.
Through extensive knowledge of skate fitting and advanced comfort and performance technologies, Riedell Skates has assembled the most complete and sophisticated line of figure skates in the industry. Riedell currently offers affordable recreational skates that come with standard heat-activated reinforcements for a superior custom fit, high-end competitive skates former and current champions such as Kurt Browning and Johnny Weir put their trust in, and everything in between. Riedell also offers the option to build a completely custom boot designed to your exact specifications for the ultimate in comfort, performance, and style.
To ensure unmatched performance on the ice, Riedell Skates offers Eclipse Blades™ that equal the quality, beauty, and precision of Riedell skating boots. Designed and made by master craftsmen in North America, Eclipse Blades are produced using the best combination of time-honored tradition and state-of-the-art technology for the most consistent skating edges available.