It ain't a secret: if you want to have a good time rolling, finding the perfect pair of skates that feel like they were made for your feet is crucial. So before you rush into buying yourself some skates based on your shoe size or country conversions, let's talk about why at Chuffed we believe that measuring your foot is the real deal.
When it comes to skates, one size does not fit all brands. Different manufacturers have different sizing charts and systems - just like different branded shoes! Relying on your shoe size or converting it to another country's foot size can lead to a bumpy ride. Let's not even get started with "gendered" shoe sizes (don't we all just have feet!?).
At Chuffed Skates we think that the real road to success is in measuring your foot accurately. By doing this, you will also make sure to account for your unique individual differences: just like you, each foot is unique! By measuring both feet, you can identify any asymmetries and choose skates that accommodate your specific needs.
Skates typically fit snugger than regular shoes. An accurate fit ensures proper energy transfer, giving you better control and stability. If your roller skates are too big, the energy won't transfer effectively from your foot through the boot, resulting in less control and a less enjoyable experience. On the other hand, if the skates are too small, they will cause pain and discomfort, as one would expect, cutting your skating sessions short.
Here's how to find your skate size:
1. Gather your tools! Grab a piece of paper, a pen or pencil and a tape measure or ruler. Make sure to wear some socks you would usually skate with to get the most accurate measurement.
2. Sit on a chair and place your foot on the piece of paper. It's important to apply pressure on your foot, making sure it's nice and flat and your heel is pressed. You can also do this standing up, although it might make the tracing part of the process a bit harder.
3. Trace your foot's outline. We suggest you do this for both feet as some people may have uneven feet lengths!
4. Use the measuring tape or ruler to measure the length from the tip of your longest toe to the back of your heel. Note down the measurements for both feet.
5. Compare your measurements with the sizing chart provided by the skate manufacturer. Remember, each brand might have its unique sizing guidelines, so always double-check before purchasing. You can find the Chuffed Skates Sizing Chart in every product description, and here !