Updated: Jul 29
There is A LOT of misinformation out there about sizing for skates!!!!!!!! And not only on these beginner social media sites!! I see it on professional retail skate shop sites...they say your shoe size is the ultimate guide to your skate size....you have NO IDEA how many people are wearing the wrong shoe size in this world and they don't even realize it until they go to order some skates!! Trace and measure your foot and then use the sizing chart for the particular skate and model that you are looking at. EACH skate brand and EVEN the model within the brand can differ SIGNIFICANTLY!!
- FOOT TRACING METHOD
This is the most advanced and accurate way of finding out your skate size not just in terms of length, but width and fit type too. All you will need to get started is a hard surface to stand on, a blank piece of paper, a pen/pencil, and a measuring tape or a ruler. Step 1. Place the paper on a hard surface. Step 2. If you wear skate socks, put them on now and then step onto the paper so that your entire foot fits on it with spare room around the entire foot. Step 3. While standing, take the pen or pencil and begin tracing. Keep the pen/pencil perpendicular to the paper while you outline your foot. Keeping it perpendicular prevents you from measuring underneath your foot, which would give you an inaccurate foot outline. Step 4. Measure in centimeters the distance from the furthest point of your toes to the end of the heel. This will be your foot length measurement. Now measure the widest point of your forefoot, this is your foot width measurement. Step 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for your other foot. This can be done on either the backside of the paper that was just used or you can use a new, blank piece. Step 6. Take your Left Foot Length Measurement and divide it by your Left Foot Width Measurement, this is your Left Foot Width Ratio. Repeat this step for your right foot to get your Right Foot Width Ratio.
DECIDING ON A SKATE SIZE
Now that we have your length measurements, width measurements, and your width ratio for both feet, it is time to find your skate size. Use the longest length measurement of the two and compare it to the "Length in Centimeters" column