How do I know my hockey skate size?

How do I know my hockey skate size? 

What size skates does my child need? Youth skates should fit 1 – 1.5 sizes smaller than the child’s normal street shoes. Toes should barely touch the toe cap, and there should be a maximum of ¼” of space in the heel. When laced up, skates should feel snug, but not too tight.

What is my ice skate size? The general rule of thumb when sizing Bauer ice hockey skates is to go down 1.5 sizes from your shoes. For example, if you wear a size 10 shoe, it is best to start out with an 8.5 size hockey skate. For junior and youth size skates, you will want to go down just one size from your shoe size.

What size skates for size 8 shoe? 

Sizing Guide for Roller Skates
Men’s Skate Size Women’s Skate Size US Women’s Shoe Size
8 7 7
9 8 8
10 9 9
10.5 9.5 9.5

How do I know my hockey skate size? – Additional Questions

Is skate size the same as shoe size?

It means that, generally speaking, your hockey skate size will be about 1 – 1.5 sizes smaller than your shoe size (US) for men and 2.5 – 3 sizes smaller for women. This means that if you buy a pair of hockey skates that are the exact same as your shoe size, you’re going to be swimming in those skates.

Are hockey skates the same size as shoes?

A proper fit for hockey skates should fit 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your street shoes. Your toes should barely touch the toe cap, while having no more than 1/4 inch of space in the heel. When you’re finished lacing up your skates, they should feel snug with the foot resting flat on the footbed.

Should you buy skates a size bigger?

If you’ve never shopped for a pair before, you might start out wondering, “What size ice skates should I buy?” As a general rule, you want to get a skate that is 1 to 1½ sizes smaller than your shoe size.

Should I size up or down for roller skates?

Rule of thumb: Choose about 1 size bigger than regular shoe size – unless stated otherwise in the size guide.

Are skates true to size?

Rollerblade Skates generally fit true to US sizes. For example, if your shoe size is US size 9, you would wear a size 9. A snug fit is always preferred so be sure not to buy oversize footwear especially for skating. Children skates are expandable so do refer to the corresponding with the sizes below.

What is a size 37 in skates?

Conversion chart – Find your size
Foot length Mondopoint EU size
9.1″ 230 mm 36.5
9.3″ 235 mm 37
9.4″ 240 mm 38
9.6″ 245 mm 38.5

What size is 42 in ice skates?

Mens Skate Size Conversion Chart
Europe 37 42
Mondo 24 27.5
U.K. 5 8.5
U.S. & Canada 6 9.5

How should your skates fit?

Generally speaking, the golden rule for proper skate fit no matter the brand or kind of skate is as snug as possible without being painful or uncomfortable, with the ability to still wiggle the toes up and down. Skates stretch A LOT, we promise!

What is size 12J?

Skate Sizing Chart
US Womens UK
4 2

What is size J13?

When looking at children’s roller skates, the J or JUV you will see listed on a skate size stands for Juvenile. Some children’s shoes also call them Toddler sizes, this all means the same. This means if you are looking for a Toddler 13 it will be listed as a J13 on our site.

What is D width in skates?


D and EE width sizes are the most common in the hockey market, with D representing the standard width for a given skate line and EE representing a 3/16″ wider fit than D.

What size is Y8?

Skate Size Conversion Chart
Inches Youth Hockey Skate Size
5.9 Y6
6.1 Y7
6.3 Y8
6.5 Y8.5

What does the R mean in skate size?

The other widths are as follows: C is narrow. R is wider than D. E is wider than R. EE is the widest width.

What is a size 7 in skates?

US Hockey Skate Sizing Chart
Shoe Size Women’s Tour
6 8 5
6.5 8.5 5.5
7 9 6
7.5 9.5 6.5

What size skates for a 3 year old?

Children’s ice skates are sized in junior sizes, so they would look like 6J or 10J. These sizes run small, so it’s best to choose a size or two above your child’s shoe size and bring two pairs of thick socks just in case. Many believe toddlers should begin with double-bladed skates for added balance.

Can a 2 year old skate?

Absolutely, 2-4 year olds can roller skate! You just need to buy the right skates for the child and make sure the child understands how to properly get up on the skates, push off to glide, and also how to fall.

Can a three year old ice skate?

Speaking of age, it is considered that 3.5-4 years old is a good age for toddlers to try ice skating for the first time. This doesn’t mean that you can’t take your child to ice skate at an earlier age at 2 or 3 years old – there are no such restrictions.

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