I am 37 years old, which means I should probably not be skating. It has resurfaced and I want to do it again. I switched to inline about ten years ago and got sponsored and did that for a few years. I have recently put on my inline skates and they kill my feet. I just bought a new pair and I just did not like it. I want to go back to my old school roots. I am guessing it will take a while till I am comfortable enough to hit vert, but I am wondering if skates are different now. I have a pair of low cut Ridell skates from many many years ago. Any suggestions about skates or is there any new advances? I am most curious about wheels. I have some old Kryptonic wheels and wonder if you can still interchange skateboard wheels? I will break out the skates tomorrow and would like some advice on equiptment. I don't need anything too great, just something that is comfortable and works. Any suggestions? My old skates should work, but want to know about wheels and if there have been any advances in the last 15 years? Damn, I am old, but want to start skating again and want to retire doing what I grew up doing. The inline thing just does not do it for me. The skates are uncomfortable and you can't stop going down a steep hill.