Every kid in my neighborhood had a pair of these skates. We practically wore grooves in the street gliding around in Olympic-worthy performances! It wasn't too long before real skates were popping up instead of these. I'm guessing most people simply tossed their old metal skates into the trash in favor of the new ones, but a few have survived ... and I'm glad. Not because I ever plan on strapping a pair of these on my sneakers, but because of the sweet memories they bring back.