FAQ: What Size Skates Should I Get?

Is skate size the same as shoe size?

1) Bauer skates fit 1 – 1 ½ sizes smaller than your shoe size. (e.g. size 6 ½ shoe will require a 5 ½ Bauer skate. 2) Women’s’ skates are usually 2 sizes above men’s’ skates (e.g. a 5 ½ men’s skate is equivalent – a 7 ½ women’s skate which is equivalent – an 8 ½ women’s shoe size).

Should I size up or down for roller skates?

Neither. Wear the appropriate shoe size like your normal shoe. If you get it too big, you slide too much; if it’s smaller, you tend to get blisters more frequently. As for getting the appropriate size, your skate should run ALMOST the same size as your normal shoe.

How do I know my skate size?

To find your figure skate size first measure the length of your foot. Measure the length from heel to toe of the bottom of your foot. Be sure to use the longer measurement of of your two feet, most people do not have the same size for their left and right foot.

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Should I buy skates a size bigger?

Bauer, CCM, and True hockey skates normally fit 1 to 1½ sizes smaller than your shoe size. For children, it is acceptable to order a half size bigger than that to accommodate growing feet; however, wearing skates any larger will cause blisters and will break down the sides of the boot.

Should ice skates be tight or loose?

How tight should hockey skates fit? Hockey skates should be snug, but not uncomfortably tight. When unlaced, your toes should just barely touch the toe cap. When standing in your skates with them fully laced, you want your heel snug in the heel pocket, so your toes have a bit of space at the end.

Should my toes touch the end of my skates?

Almost all skaters worry about their toes touching the end when they first put on skates. This is perfectly normal.

What if my roller skates are too big?

If your skates are too big, you will feel a world of hurt which will only end when you get the proper size skates. A skate that is too large will cause blisters, hammertoes, bunions or calluses which come from the constant irritation which in turn gives you constant foot pain.

How do you know if your roller skates are too big?

If you can lift your heel up while standing (make sure the laces are on the hooks of your roller skate boot/that the boot is adequately tightened around your foot properly before determining!) or if you can clearly slide or push your whole foot forward or backward in the boot, it is the wrong fit and will ultimately

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Should you size up in roller blades?

Tour inline skates run about one size smaller than your shoe size. Mission inline skates generally offer a roomier fit, but run 1.5 sizes smaller than your shoe size.

What does D mean in skate size?

While the way a manufacturer classifies the fit of a skate may vary, the common rule used by skate manufacturers is: skate width size D is a standard width skate size (Medium Volume) and skate width size EE is a wide width skate size (High Volume).

What size skates should I get women’s?

Women’s skates are going to fit very similar to your standard athletic shoe size. So if you wear a size 7 in your running shoes a size 7 in an inline skate is more than likely going to be an adequate size.

Do you buy roller skates one size smaller?

Most roller skates are going to fit the same as your standard shoe size. So, if you wear a size 8 in your everyday shoes a size 8 in roller skates will fit. If your toes are curled or crunched the skates are most likely too small.

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