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Best skates for large shoe sizes

Best skates for large shoe sizes

Looking for skates available in large shoe sizes? Here are the best options for you!

We are proud to offer a wide range of roller skate options for both women and men with larger shoe sizes. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just starting, finding the perfect fit for your roller skates is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. In this blog post we’ll explore the various roller skate models available for customers with large shoe sizes and introduce our unique Custom Shoe Skates option for skaters who want to build their very own skates!

It’s important to note that many roller skates are made in Men’s sizing (including all Moxi and Sure-Grip skates) regardless of the style. There are absolutely no rules when it comes to skates being “for men” vs. skates “for women”. We have simply broken these models down based on whether the style is traditionally feminine or traditionally masculine/unisex to help guide our readers.

Styles for Women

We understand the frustration of not finding stylish and high-quality roller skaters in larger shoe sizes for women. We have curated a selection of roller skates in feminine styles that are available in larger sizes, offering both style and performance.

VNLA A La Mode Roller Skates: One of the most popular skates on (with both men and women!), the VNLA A La Mode suede roller skate boot is available in 5 colors, and up to size Men's 14 (equivalent to a Ladies' 15). Choose between nylon, aluminum or magnesium plates and indoor or outdoor wheels for your setup. 

VNLA Parfait Roller Skates: The VNLA Parfait roller skates are highly reviewed for their eye-catching design and high-performance features. This skate is an excellent choice for those seeking both style and quality. Available up to Ladies’ 11.

Moxi Lolly Roller Skates: The Moxi Lolly roller skate is a timeless classic that captures the essence of retro skating. Crafted with premium materials, these skates not only look stunning but also provide the perfect balance of comfort and support. Available up to Men’s 13 (equivalent to a Ladies’ 14).

Lenexa Dottie Roller Skates: The Lenexa Dottie roller skate offers a blend of style, comfort, and affordability at under $50! Its padded interior ensures a comfortable fit, even during long skating sessions. The Lenexa Dottie runs 2 sizes large, so the Ladies’ 11 fits like a Ladies’ 13 shoe.

Riedell Roller Skates (models 111, 120 and 220): Riedell is a renowned brand known for its high-quality roller skate boots. Their models 111, 120 and 220 are popular choices among skaters of all levels, offering superior support and durability. The 111 is made from vinyl, while the 120 and 220 models are made in the USA from quality leather. The white boot is intended to be the Ladies’ version and is less wide than the black boot. The white boots are available up to a Ladies’ 11.

Styles for Men

For Men with larger shoe sizes, we’ve carefully selected roller skate models that offer exceptional performance and comfort.

Sure-Grip Fame Roller Skates: The Sure-Grip Fame roller skate is a classic high-top that provides excellent stability and control. Its robust design and padded lining make it suitable for skaters seeking durability and comfort. Available up to Men’s 14 in both indoor and outdoor versions.

VNLA Godfather: The Godfather roller skates are a fashion-forward high-top boot made with full-grain leather. The shearling padded tongue adds another layer of comfort and style that sets it apart from the rest. Available up to Men’s 14.

VNLA Freestyle: The VNLA Freestyle low-top bootis designed for serious skaters. With professional-grade components, any of the VNLA Freestyle models deliver top-notch performance and responsiveness for speed, derby and jam skaters. Available up to Men’s 14.

VNLA Junior : VNLA’s Code RedChuck Parsley and Tuxedo jam skates boast a sleek and stylish design for skaters who are no longer beginners. They are perfect for skaters who are ready to trade out their rental skates for a more attractive and high-quality model. Available up to Men’s 14.

Sure-Grip Boardwalk: The Sure-Grip Boardwalk in tan has been a much-loved classic for over a decade. Made from genuine suede in a high-top boot with a stitched sole, the skate is paired with Sure-Grip Boardwalk 65mm outdoor wheels.  Available up to Men’s 15.

Sure-Grip GT-50: Another excellent choice from Sure-Grip available in indoor and outdoor versions, the GT-50 is a classic low-top boot for skaters who want speed and maneuverability. Available up to Men’s 15.

Riedell Roller Skates (models 111, 120 and 220): Black Riedell high-top boots are available in models 111 and 220 up to Men’s 14, and the 120 model is available up to Men’s 16. Many Riedell models can be made-to-order in even larger shoe sizes, so please contact Customer Service to inquire about placing a custom order!

VNLA Luna Roller Skates: Extremely popular with men and women, the VNLA Luna suede roller skate boots feature striking oil slick metal accents. Available up to Men's 14 (equivalent to a Ladies' 15). Choose between nylon, aluminum or magnesium plates and indoor or outdoor wheels for your setup.

Custom Skates!

We believe that everyone should experience the joy of roller skating in skates that fit them perfectly and express their individual style. This is why we also offer a Custom Shoe Skates service, where customers can mail us a pair of sneakers or boots to transform into a completely custom and unique pair of roller skates! Whether you wear a size 4 or a size 19, we can build you the skate of your dreams.