Boot Sizing

Measuring Guide for Figure Skates:

Properly measuring your feet for figure skates is crucial to ensure a comfortable and effective fit. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to measure your feet and some guidance on which brands are known for catering to different foot types:

Materials You'll Need:

  1. A ruler or measuring tape.
  2. A piece of paper.
  3. A pen or pencil.
  4. Access to the internet or a local store for brand-specific recommendations.

Measuring Your Feet:

  1. Prepare Your Workspace:

    • Find a flat, hard surface to stand on, like a hardwood or tile floor.
    • Place the piece of paper on the floor and secure it in place with tape if necessary.
  2. Put on the Socks:

    • Wear the type of socks you intend to wear while skating. This ensures an accurate measurement.
  3. Stand on the Paper:

    • Place one foot on the paper with your heel against a wall or other straight edge.
  4. Trace Your Foot:

    • With your foot flat on the paper, use the pen or pencil to trace the outline of your foot. Ensure that the pen is held perpendicular to the paper for accuracy.
  5. Measure Your Foot Length:

    • Use the ruler or measuring tape to measure the longest distance from the tip of your big toe to the back of your heel. This is your foot length.
  6. Measure Your Foot Width:

    • Measure the widest part of your foot, typically across the ball of your foot. This is your foot width.
  7. Repeat for the Other Foot:

    • Repeat the same process for your other foot since feet can sometimes vary in size.

Choosing Figure Skate Brands Based on Foot Types:

  1. Wide Feet:

    • For those with wider feet, consider brands like Riedell and Jackson Ultima. They often offer a wider range of sizes and width options.
  2. Narrow Feet:

    • Edea is a brand known for catering to skaters with narrow feet. Their skates are designed to provide a snug fit for narrower foot shapes.
  3. High Arches:

    • If you have high arches, Graf and Risport are brands that tend to provide good arch support in their skate designs.
  4. Flat Feet:

    • Brands like Bauer and CCM are known for offering skates with features that can accommodate flatter feet and provide better stability.
  5. Ankle Support:

    • If you need extra ankle support, brands like Edea and Harlick often have models with customizable options for enhanced ankle support.

Remember that the best skate brand for you also depends on your skill level, budget, and personal preferences. It's highly recommended to visit a specialty skate shop or consult with a knowledgeable skate fitter to get professional advice and ensure the perfect fit for your feet and skating needs. Skating with well-fitted skates enhances your performance and reduces the risk of injury.

To determine the correct skate size using the measurement numbers you obtained, you'll need to consult the sizing charts provided by the specific skate brand you're interested in, as sizing can vary between brands. Here's a general guide on how to use your foot measurements to find the right skate size:

  1. Foot Length: Use the measurement you took of the longest distance from the tip of your big toe to the back of your heel.

  2. Foot Width: Use the measurement of the widest part of your foot, typically across the ball of your foot.

  3. Consult the Sizing Chart: Visit the website of the skate brand you're interested in or refer to the sizing chart provided by a local skate shop for that brand. Most brands will have a specific sizing chart for their skate models.

  4. Match Your Measurements: Look for your measurements (foot length and width) on the sizing chart. Typically, these charts will display measurements in both inches and centimeters.

  5. Determine Your Size: Once you find your measurements on the chart, you will see the corresponding skate size. Skate sizes are not always the same as regular shoe sizes, so make sure to follow the brand's specific sizing recommendations.

  6. Consider Fit Preferences: Keep in mind that skate sizing recommendations may vary based on the intended fit of the skate. Some skaters prefer a snug fit, while others prefer a bit more room. Be sure to read any brand-specific guidance on fit preferences and consult with a skate fitter if you have specific requirements.

  7. Try Before You Buy (If Possible): If you have the opportunity, it's always a good idea to try on the skates in-store to ensure they feel comfortable and provide the support you need. This can be especially important if you have unique foot characteristics or requirements.

Remember that skate sizing can vary between brands and even between different models within the same brand. Additionally, some skaters prefer a specific fit for their type of skating (e.g., figure skating, hockey, speed skating), so make sure you choose the skate size that aligns with your specific discipline and comfort preferences. If in doubt, don't hesitate to seek guidance from a professional skate fitter who can help you find the perfect fit for your feet.

Please refer to specific manufactorer measuring details