*Adrienne Cooper, the 25-year-old African American founder of skating brand Moonlight Roller, has pulled over $3 million in sales since launching her roller skate line in May 2020. Moon Boots have since been purchased in 49 states and across the globe, including the U.K. and Australia.
But Moonlight Roller doesn’t just stop at skates. Contributing to the culture, it also offers titled Moonlight x Mobile, a mobile skate rental counter to transform any space into a pop-up skating rink. Moonlight x Mobile has already approved franchises n Seattle and Austin.
Cooper, both a mother and a veteran, came across her Moonlight Roller idea as a way to alleviate her depression. She decided to quit her job as a sales manager and launch her own company in March of 2019. It was supposed to be a pioneering 21-and-over roller lounge in Chattanooga, TN, with the Moonlight x Mobile and mobile skate parties rolled out as a way to generate income while waiting for the lounge to be finished. But roller lounge skidded to a halt once the pandemic hit, so she shifted her focus to a limited run of the rental skates. The Moon Boot launch was so wildly successful that Vogue caught wind and hailed it as a leader in the “Roller Revival.”
To make a purchase, visit MoonlightRoller.com.
Watch an interview with founder Adrienne Cooper below: