26 July 2011
A proper fit for skates should fit 1-1.5 sizes smaller than you street shoes.
Toes should barely touch the toe cap, while having no more than 1/2 inch of space in the heel.
when finished lacing skates up, skates should feel snug with the foot resting flat on the footbed.
When sizing children, follow above methods while allowing 1/2 size extra for growth.
Most skates use this formula except Mission skates, which run true to shoe size.
A poor fitting skate can create bad habits and breakdown prematurely while holding back skate performance.