If you’ve been on TikTok lately, you’ve probably heard the news: Skating is back. With the retro pastime taking over the internet, everyone’s wondering where to buy roller skates, and thanks to impossibly cool and coordinated women on the video-sharing app, they’re largely sold out. Buying a pair of skates is harder than ever before—or at least since Cher put on a zebra-print spandex with matching skates in the 1979 video for “Hell on Wheels.” What a time.
People on Twitter are crediting Ana Coto for the massive rise in sales. The L.A.-based actor and dancer have been posting roller skating clips on TikTok for months, but one incredibly smooth shot showing her drifting down the street at golden hour to J.Lo’s “Jenny From the Block” went viral, getting 10 million views and counting. It’s easy to see why—the effortless vibe is hard to look away from and persuaded us that we, too, need roller skates as soon as possible.
Skating isn’t the only nostalgic pastime that’s had a surge in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic. After you’ve finished 10 puzzles and baked five loaves of sourdough bread, trying your hand at skating feels like a natural next step. With temperatures rising and nowhere to go, a loop around the block is a cool solution for cabin fever, and it’s more fun than your normal mental health power walk.
With the immediate need to channel Farrah Fawcett’s derby vibe ASAP, we scoured the web to find out where to buy roller skates right now, and a few styles are still available. Some orders may take a few weeks to ship because of high demand, but it’s worth the wait—the only bad news is we can’t go out and get a ’70s-inspired blowout to complete the look. Shop our four favorite picks below, and the next time you need a breath of fresh air, you’ll be on your way to the viral TikToker’s level of cool.