In this article, we will be discussing how to turn vans into roller skates.
Making a van roller skates is a relatively easy process and can be done with a few simple tools and supplies.
The most important part of the process is ensuring that the van is properly secured to the ground so it does not move during skating.
If it sounds difficult for you, dont worry, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to do this later in this article.
The item you need before start making your vans roller skates:
- Vans shoe
- Weldable steel-16 gauge
- Flat head philips bolts
- Nylon lock nuts
- Bag of tooth washers
- Cordless drills
- Bolts cutters
Why make your own vans roller skates?
There are a couple reasons why you might want to make your own vans roller skates.
Maybe you’re on a budget and can’t afford to buy a new pair, maybe you just want to be able to customize your skates exactly the way you want them, or you like the comfort of the vans shoes.
Either way, making your own skates is relatively easy, and there are many benefits.
Steps on how to make your own vans roller skates
There’s no need to go out and buy a brand new pair of roller skates if you’re just starting out.
In fact, you can make your own roller skates using a pair of Vans shoes that you probably already have.
Here are the steps you need to take:
Step 1: Take out the vans shoe insole
Step 2: Trace the insole out on the cardboard
Step 3: Trace it again about 0.25 inches inside
Trace it again about 0.25 inches inside so that the metal insole will fit the bottom of the shoe.
Step 4: Cut out the cardboard
Step 5: Mock up and test fit.
Step 6: Be ready with your weldable steel-16 gauge after tracing it
Step 7: Cut off the weldable steel-16 gauge
Step 8: Marking on bottom of the vans shoes
Step 9: Drill 4 holes at the bottom of the vans shoes and weldable steel-16 gauge
Step 10: Put on the screws and roller skates plates and tighten them up
Step 11: Use bolts cutters to cut the excessive screws
Step 12: Put on roller skates trucks
Step 13: Put on roller skate wheels
Step 14: You are done!
In conclusion, by following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can turn your vans shoes into roller skates in just a few minutes.
So what are you waiting for?
Get out there and start skating!