Roller Skate Size Charts – Guide to Get the Right Skates Size

FAQs Written by MARSH HARRISON / Checked by GODFREY RICE

roller skate size charts

In order to have an enjoyable skating experience, your footwear must fit comfortably. Whether you’re getting skates for 5-year-olds or 50-year-olds, shoes with the correct size are of critical importance.

In this article, we will outline two easy ways for you to find properly-sized skates. The first approach involves taking measurements and using roller skate size charts, while the second is more hands-on, working with general sizing information and testing.

In most cases, you can rely on your shoe sizes to determine the corresponding skate size. To get an idea, check out the summary size chart below.

Foot Length
(Inch)
Men Shoe Size Women Shoe Size Men Shoe

EU Size

Women Shoe EU Size Mondo Size Men Skate Size Women Skate Size
8.2 N/A 4 N/A 35 20.8 N/A 4
8.9 5 6 37.5 36-37 22.5 5 6
9.3 6 7 39 37-38 23.5 6 7
9.5 6.5 8 39 38-39 24.1 6.5 8
10 8.5 9.5 42 41-42 25.7 8.5 9.5
10.5 10 11 43 41-42 26.7 10 11

Size Chart for Roller Skates By Brands

To get the best-fitting roller skates, you should check out each brand’s size chart. This is because sizes tend to vary between brands, partly due to how they use different fit models.

That said, brands all have gender-specific sizes. If you are female, for example, look for a women’s roller skate size chart.

A few brands also have charts that break down into youth categories. Though you will probably be unable to find toddler sizes, there are typical sizes for kids and teens.

Below are the size charts for the most popular skate brands.

1. Size Chart Impala Skates

CM Women (U.S.) Men (U.S.) EU
19 1 12Y 32
20 2-3 13Y-1 33-34
21 4 2 35
22 5 3 36
23 6 4 37
24 7 5 38
25 8 6 39
26 9-10 7-8 40-41
27 11 9 42
28 12 10 43
29 13 11 44.5
30 14 12 46

2. Size Chart: SkatePro

CM Women (U.S.) Men (U.S.) EU
19 N/A 12Y 29
20 N/A 13.5Y 31
21 N/A 1-2 32-33
22 N/A 3-4 34-35
23 5.5-6 4.5-5 36-36.5
24 7 6 38
25 8 7 39
26 9 8 40.5
27 10 9 42
28 N/A 10 43
29 N/A 11 44.5
30 N/A 12 45.5

3. Size Chart: C7Skates

CM Women (U.S.) Men (U.S.) EU
22 4-4.5 N/A 35
23 5-5.5 3.5-4 36
23.5 6-6.5 4.5-5 37.5
24.5 7-7.5 5.5-6 38.5
25.5 8-8.5 6.5-7 40
26 8.5-9 7.5-8 40.5

4. Size Chart: Chicago Roller Skates

CM Women (U.S.) Men (U.S.) Women (EU) Men (EU)
22.8 5 N/A 35 N/A
23.5 6 5 36 37
24 7-8 6-7 37.5-38.5 38-39
25.5 9 8 40 40.5
26 10 9 41 42
27 N/A 10-11 N/A 43.5-44.5
28 N/A 12 N/A 46
29 N/A 13 N/A 47

How to Know Your Roller Skate Size?

Method 1: Based on shoes size

women's-roller-skate-size-chart

How to size roller skates? The answer is not always straightforward. Generally speaking, the size of a roller skate is the same as the size of a regular shoe. So, you can choose roller skate sizes based on your shoes. Simply do a skate size to shoe size conversion!

However, there are variations between skate brands and models. Some roller skates are made to fit more snugly than others. Thus, some skaters might want to go up a half or even a full size.

Remember that your feet should fit snugly in the skates without too much room left over. Excess space can cause blisters or sprains from over-movement and lack of support. However, there should still be enough space so that the toes and heels are not constrained.

A good way to judge this is by using a pencil. Insert the pencil behind your heel to check that the room remaining is just about the pencil’s width.

Besides the length, check the width. Though most skates come in the same width, there are ones with narrow or wide-width designs. If your foot is wide, you must find skates that accommodate them and vice versa.

Method 2: Based on foot measurements

size-conversion-chart

Another reliable method to learn the answer to “What size roller skates should I get” is to measure your feet. Then, based on the measurements and the brand’s roller skate size chart, you’ll be able to find the corresponding pair.

Finding the right size is essential for comfort and ease of movement while skating. So, measuring your foot correctly and using the correct size conversion chart to determine your skate size is very critical. Grab a ruler or tape measure, then follow these four steps:

  1. Put on your socks (skip this step if you don’t wear socks while skating)
  2. Stand upright with your feet firmly grounded
  3. Measure the distance between the back of your heel and your longest toe
  4. Measure the width of your footbed from heel to toe
  5. Note down your measurements

Alternatively, you can position your foot against a wall, and measure the distance between it and your longest toe. You can also consider tracing your foot on paper, then getting the measurements from the paper.

  • Tip: A soft measuring tape will be easier to use and provide better accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

roller-skate-sizing

Roller skate size vs shoe size. Is roller skate size the same as shoe size?

The answer is yes, in most cases. The sizing of roller skates generally follows the same shoe size charts as sneakers and other shoes. This is because roller skates are designed to fit your feet in the same way that regular shoes do.

If you wear size 7 shoes, for instance, chances are your skates will share the same size. But, as mentioned above, many other factors can affect your roller skate sizing, such as the brand and model of the skates.

Should I size up or down for roller skates?

Most skate brands recommend that you size up if you are in between sizes. However, you can size down if you are a woman opting for men’s sizes.

It is best to make this decision after trying the skates on. They should fit snugly while still offering some wiggle room. There might be a bit of stiffness because you need to spare time for them to break in, but there should be no general pain or discomfort.

Do roller skates run big or small?

Roller skates are available in many sizes, from big to small. You just need to find the one that fits you. Getting skates that are too big or too small for your feet will cause pain and discomfort. This applies to all types of skates, including inline skates.

Conclusion

To get proper-fitting skates, you have two options: picking a pair of skates the same size as your shoes, or measuring your foot and consult a roller skate size chart. With either option, remember that the size of roller skates can vary by model and brand.

Hopefully, our guide has helped you find the correct skate size. If you still have any question, feel free to reach out to us in the comment section below.

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Content Writer - Marsh Harrison

Harrison is a skating enthusiast who picked up the sport during her student exchange years in Canada. She has been a skating coach for children and teens for 3 years and now holds classes as a freelancer. Harrison entwines her experience leading skating classes in the content published on Cora to help readers fall in love with skating, just like she did.

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