Finding the right skate size
It is super important to make sure you get the correct size in your new roller skates, in many skates they will fit basically like your sneakers on sizing. That is not true of every single style of skates, so make sure to look at the sizing tab on the skates you are looking at purchasing.
Sizing for kids
Kids skates are true to size in most all cases. However, since purchasing Kids skates can be difficult with their feet always growing – it’s hard to know what size to buy! Purchasing a Kids skate 1 size larger than their normal shoe size is recommended so that it will give them room to grow and get more use out of the skate. This way you aren’t running out buying a new size in 3 months and the child will eventually grow into them. To start, they can double up on socks or wear a thicker sock while skating.
When looking at sizes for skates, you may see a ‘J’ listed on the skate size which stands for Juvenile or also sometimes Toddler sizes. Comparing your kids shoe size, this would be the same if you saw a ‘T’ which is the same thing as ‘J’. Sizing for younger kids starts at 8J, 9J, 10J, 11J, 12J, 13J and then it transitions to Big Kid sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4. Another helpful tip on skates for kids, if your child is in a kids 3, 4, 5 or 6 this is right on the cusp of an adult size, some children's skates will not go that large and you will have to purchase an adult size skate.
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Measuring your foot
Skate sizing can vary by brand, so we recommend using the brand specific size chart to determine the right size skate for you.
To obtain the most accurate measurement of your foot, please make sure to wear the socks you will normally wear to roller skate in, because this can change the measurement. Stand with the back of your heel against a wall on a piece of paper, with one of the ends of the paper against the wall. Mark the end of the tip of your longest toe on the paper. Measure the distance between the 2 marks using a ruler. Use this measurement to find the right size skate using the brand specific chart below.
Brand Specific Skate Sizing Charts
- VNLA Jr Sizing Chart
- VNLA Speed Inline Sizing Chart
- Lenexa Size Charts
- Sure Grip Sizing Chart
- Riedell High Top Skates Sizing Chart
- Riedell Low Top Skates Sizing Guide
- Riedell Low Top Skate Width Sizing Chart
- Pacer Skates Sizing Chart
- Moxi Skate Sizing Chart
- FILA Size Chart