Skate Sizing Guide: How to Measure Your Feet
Sizing can differ significantly between brands and even between different models within the same brand. You should always buy skates that are closest to your actual feet measurements and shape. Read on below.
Where to Start
Measure your feet.
- Get a piece of paper and put it up against the wall
- Stand on the paper with your heel up against the wall and put weight on your foot as if you were standing normally.
- Trace around your feet, marking the end of your longest toe on the paper. It's best if you have a friend do this for you.
- Do not trace with an inclined pen/pencil. Always point the pen straight down from the widest point of your feet and onto the paper.
- Step off of the paper and measure the end of the paper (heel) to the mark for your longest toe in BOTH millimeters and inches and cross check for accuracy.
Measure both of your feet to get the most accurate sizing recommendations.
Most brands will have a sizing chart that will recommend a boot size based off of the length of your foot. These charts are very specific so you need to make sure that you are in the correct brand and that you are referring to the chart pertaining to the model you are interested in.
Most skates are in men's sizes os make sure to double check the size chart you are looking at.
Some skates are heat moldable or have heat moldable counters. If you have your skates on and have a spot or two that are bothering you, this may be an easy fix through heat molding. It can be done with a blow dryer, a hot car, or sometimes even an oven. It'll depend on the Manufacturer so if you're unsure, make sure you reach out to the brand of skates you want to heat mold!