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Skate size vs Shoe size - fsf, Isk8NYC
« on: September 02, 2010, 10:18:06 PM »
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Post Title: Skate vs. Shoe Size
Posted: 01-01-2008, 02:39 PM

 I wonder if there's differences in adult and children's shoe/skate sizing.
We often say that skates run a size smaller than street shoes, but I wonder it that's not true for adults?

How much difference is there between your skate size and your shoe size?
One size, same size, etc.

Your gender, age and skate brand would be helpful as well.

I'll tally the results next month. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 02:43 PM

 Gender: Female
Age group: 40's
Skate: Custom Klingbeil's

Skate Size: appx. 9 (according to Don)
Shoe Size: 9 (Sneaker Size 8.5) 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:03 PM

 I have riedells, size 5.5. My street shoes are somewhere between a 7.5 and 8. So that is about 2 sizes. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:08 PM

 I think it depends on the boot manufacturer - my boots are about the same size as my street shoes - but that varies also - somewhere between a 9 and a 10. My skates are

Left foot = 8 1/2
Right foot = 9

SP Teri Dance boot - split length "stock" boots. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:24 PM

 Gender: Female
Age: 22
Brand: Custom lightweight Harlicks

Shoe size: Usually an 8.5-9, depending on style
Skate size: 8 (both skates); AAAA front/AA heel 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:35 PM

 Gender: Female
Age: Turning 50 this year
Brand: Jackson Elite Supreme
Shoe Size: 8
Skate Size: 7 1/2

My 18 year old daughter wears the same boot in the same size. Her shoe size is about an 8 1/2. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:39 PM

 Gender: Female
Age: 27
Brand: Harlick Finalist (stock)
Shoe Size: 7-7.5/8 (it depends on the shoes!)
Skate Size: 6.5 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:43 PM

 Female, 44

Street shoes: 8 or 8 1/2
Figure skates: Jackson Competitor 7C
Hocky 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:43 PM

 Gender: female
Age: 25-35 group
Brand: Jackson Elite Plus

Shoe size: mostly 10 W, very rarely 9.5 W
Skate size: 8.5, split width (C heel, D ball)

I did have a little punching out in the toes, so 9 would perhaps work, too 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:44 PM

 Female, 44

Street shoes: 8 or 8 1/2
Figure skates: Jackson Competitor 7C
Hockey skates: Easton 5 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 03:51 PM

 They are custom made Harlicks, so I really don't know the exact size.

Kay 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 04:00 PM

 Gender: Female
Age: 18
Brand: Riedell Silver Star
Shoe Size: 9-10 (80% of my shoes are 9.5s)
Skate Size: 7.5

Two years ago I wore 10 shoes and 8 skates. My feet actually shrunk half a size. My fitter was shocked. I'm hoping my feet have stayed the same as I need new boots again! 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 04:42 PM

 Custom Harlicks. There's no size in them... 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 04:43 PM

 Well my skates are the same size as my shoe size now (UK 6), but when I bought them just over a year ago, they were a size bigger than my shoe size lol - then a 5.

EDIT: Sorry: didn't mention:

Female
Skate: Belati
Age: 13 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 04:43 PM

 I said I don't know because I didn't ask Don what size my custom Klingbeils are. Before these I had SPTeri 8 and wore shoe size 9 1/2. AA/AAA smaller in the heel. This was from a fitter that put everyone in super tight skates, I wish I'd gotten them a little bigger. After my pregnancies I was glad for the excuse to get new skates even though those weren't worn out - my feet grew a half shoe size. 


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Re: Skate size vs Shoe size - fsf, Isk8NYC
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 10:18:29 PM »
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Posted: 01-01-2008, 04:56 PM

 Gender: Female
Age group: mid-20's
Skate: Jackson

Skate Size: 6 D
Shoe Size: Women's 6 1/2 or boys' 5-5 1/2. Usually better off in boys' sneakers as they run wider.

When I wore Riedells (1993-1998 or so) I wore a 5 1/2 C. I know their sizing has changed since then to be closer to shoe sizes, but most of my students who wear Riedells go a size smaller than their shoes, and that's with the extra 1/2 our pro shop gives kids as growing room. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 06:01 PM

 Gender: Male
Age group: late 50's
Skates: Riedell Gold Stars (#375)

Skate size: Currently 7-1/2 and too loose - probably should be 7
Shoe size : 8

My older Riedell Gold Stars (purchased 8/2002) were also a 7-1/2 and fit well, although very stiff and difficult to break in. These new skates (9/2007) appear to be larger and softer than the old ones. D@#%&d inconvenient. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 06:27 PM

 Gender: Male
Age: 25
Skates: Jackson Elite Plus
Skate size: 8 (Medium Width)
Shoe size : 9.5


Jackson's tend to be 1 to 1.5 sizes smaller than your typical street shoe. I've noticed this for both the men's and women's sizes. Not sure about kids though. Most kids in this area wear Riedell or Klingbeil. I've only seen Jacksons on 16 year olds on up.


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Posted: 01-01-2008, 07:12 PM

 Gender: Female
Age group: almost 46
Skate: split-sized Jackson Elite (means the ball is one size, the heel is another-mine are narrow heels)

Skate Size: 8
Shoe Size: 9 1/2 - 10 depending on make/manufacturer 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 08:05 PM

 I'm always a skate oddity. My shoes can go anywhere from women's 4 to 6 and my skates used to be Reidell 3 and a half KIDS...yup, kids! And they fit like a dream. My Jacksons are 3 and a half adults. 

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Posted: 01-01-2008, 08:32 PM

 The Riedell rentals (softec style) where I work are a size smaller than street shoe size for women and girls. They are truer to size for men and boys. 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 12:53 AM

 Female
mid-twenties
Riedell skates

In street shoes I wear a size 8...sometimes even an 8.5 (in womens), However, for ice skates its a whooole different story. In riedell skates I wear a size 6.5 wide.

Tiara 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 02:38 AM

 Female
Mid-twenties
Riedells D width size 4
Risport B width size 245 ( I suspect if I went C width I could go 235-240 but that I have yet to test)
Street Shoe Size: 6-7.5 (depends on the width of the shoe, the narrower the fit the larger I have to go) 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 02:49 AM

 Skates :size 7 Wide
brand: Graf Galaxy
street size: 8 - 8.5 Australian sizing
Age: 48
gender: female

When I started back skating I bought some Jacksons, and worked out the size best I could via various internet charts. Ended up buying something like a 9 or 9.5, waaay too long. 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 03:59 AM

 Male / age 73 / shoe size 9 / Risport RF4 size 9.5 / Jackson Marquis size 9 / RBK 1K size 8.5. All UK sizes. 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 06:56 AM

 22yo, f
Shoe size street shoes: 38 for pointy toe, 39 for round toe, 40 for sports shoes.
Risport size: 38
Graf size: 39
Same as street size, therefore. 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 07:20 AM

 Female aged 54. UK street shoe size varies between a 6 and a 7 (usually head for continental size 39 first and then see) - no idea what that is in US sizes. Think my boots are a 39, but wouldn't swear to it (Gam 7500s). 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 07:33 AM

 Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldfete 
Male / age 73 / shoe size 9 / Risport RF4 size 9.5 / Jackson Marquis size 9 / RBK 1K size 8.5. All UK sizes.
 
 
Oh oh oh!!! That's it!!! My shoe size is US (10), and my skates are 8.5, so if I convert my shoe size to UK, it's 8.5, same as skates so we could say that skate makers (worldwide) just follow UK sizing, at least for ladies boots... 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 08:23 AM

 Gender: Female
Age: 37
Shoe size: 7 (US/Australian)
Skate size: 7
Skate type: Riedell Gold Medallion

(n.b. when I had Gam 95s they were a size 6)

Quote:
so we could say that skate makers (worldwide) just follow UK sizing, at least for ladies boots... 
 
Erm, no, sorry. My UK shoe size is 4 or 4.5, so nowhere near my skate size. 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bunny Hop 
Erm, no, sorry. My UK shoe size is 4 or 4.5, so nowhere near my skate size.
 
 
I was not being entirely serious 


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Re: Skate size vs Shoe size - fsf, Isk8NYC
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Posted: 01-02-2008, 09:53 AM

 Age/Gender: 39/female
Current skate size: 10 B Harlick Competitor (waay too small/narrow...feet grew with pregnancy)
Shoe size: 11 c or d (US)

Just went to get fit for new skates and I ended up ordering custom Harlicks due to my oddly sized/shaped/problematic feet. I have no clue what size they'll be. Definitely bigger/wider than my current pair! 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 12:00 PM

 Gender: Female
Age group: late 20s
Skate: SP Teri Super Teri

Skate Size: 7 1/2
Shoe Size: 8 or 8 1/2, depending on brand 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 02:59 PM

 Female
Age: mid 20's
Skates: 6.5 D/A Riedells
Shoes: 8.5 or 9 and always wide width! 

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Posted: 01-02-2008, 05:10 PM

 Gender - female
Age - 30
Shoe size - 7.5 or 8
Skate size -
SP Teri 7.5 AA/AAA
Riedell 6 N (I had Riedells before I switched to SP Teri) 

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Posted: 01-03-2008, 04:37 PM

 Gender: Male
Age: 44
Skate: Riedell Silver Star

Skate Size: 9
Shoe Size: 9 1/2 to 10 depending 

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Posted: 01-03-2008, 08:00 PM

 This international shoe size conversion chart might help:
http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html#adult

I know I wear U.S. size 7-1/2 and Japanese size 24, and those convert to U.S. men's size 6-1/2, which is the same as my SP Teri boot size. So maybe the boot mfr is using men's shoe sizes for the women's boots? Hmm. .. Are the men's skating boots the same as their street shoes or a size smaller?

Me: Female adult, street shoe size 7-1/2 C. SP Teri skate boot size 6-1/2 with B+/C- width ball. 

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Posted: 01-03-2008, 09:58 PM

 Gender: Female
Age: 32
Skate: Jackson Elite 2700

Skate size: 5 C (ball) /AA (heel)
Shoe size: 6.5 medium

My skates aren't custom, but I did have to pay a little extra to get the split last. It was TOTALLY worth it. My bunions aren't squeezed, and my heels don't move. 

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Posted: 01-03-2008, 10:19 PM

 Female 43
Jackson Pro Flex

Skate size 8 A/AAA
Shoe size 81/2-9 M

My Harlicks were a custom but they would range from a 7 1/2 to an 8 mostly they customized my narrow heel and extra hooks for my scrawny ankles.

 

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Posted: 01-06-2008, 05:44 PM

 Female aged 42
Street shoe 7 1/2 B
Skate size 6 3/4 (SPTerri custom, that is the size of the base) with combo A/B width (B at the toes and A at the heel).


Makes me crazy when a woman goes to public skate and says I wear a size 8, and they give her a size 8 skate....those are men's sizes! She should be given a 6! They she can't understand why her ankles turn in. 


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Re: Skate size vs Shoe size - fsf, Isk8NYC
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 10:58:42 AM »
Great reference thread!
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Gender: Female
Age: 20s
Shoe size: 6.5, sometimes 6, rarely 7
Skate size: 5B
Skate type: Jackson Competitor
(Had Jackson Classique 6B for 1.5 yr until it broke down)