- Inlineskates in general must fit tight but comfortable on your foot
- It is not necessary to buy inline skates one size bigger
- All inline skates get bigger over time you skate them
- Please note the size tables of the desired model
- It is important to note that a size chart only provides a rough orientation and cannot replace a fitting
- For feet with a special form, like wide forefoot, high insteps or wide ankle area, please choose a size larger.
- Because of the special form, you need to find a compromise between length and width.
BEFORE THE PURCHASE
To determine the correct size for your new Inlineskates, you should first measure your feet.
- Place a DIN A4 sheet flush in front of a straight wall
- Place the foot with the heel on the sheet of paper against the wall
- Draw a line in front of the big toe
- Measuring the difference between the wall and the line
- Select correct size according to manufacturer size chart
- Please note, that most of the producers recommend to add 5-9 millimeters to your measurements
WHILE FITTING THE SKATE
When trying on your new skates, make sure they are not only comfortable but also firmly seated. Above all, the heel and ankle must sit firmly in the shoe. Too much air can cause the foot to slip around in the skate, causing blisters and chafe marks. To put it simply, new skates should sit firmly but comfortably.
Note: All skates widen a bit over time. Therefore, a complete contact with the inner shoe / lining is desired during the fitting.
The correct size can only be determined while is standing in a slightly squatted skate position, the toes should sit freely but firmly in the shoe. While standing straight, it is not bad if the toes almost or slightly bump against the front.
The more often you skate, the better the fit gets. A perfectly fitting skate offers the best power transmission, prevents pressure and chafing and relieves the muscles.
Speedskates skates with a flat shaft are generally narrower than classic inline skates with liners and are also less padded. You will notice this especially when the new skates are your first pair of speed skates. But don't worry, your foot quickly gets used to the new environment and after just a few training laps you will notice that the shoe is more comfortable and not as tight
Since the shoe still widens a little, it is all the more important that the skates are not bought too big.
Pressure points are not uncommon with new Speedskates. But before you start directly with a thermal molding, you should consider the following things:
Initial pressure points often subside over time. You will get used to the new fit and the shoe will soften. In addition, pressure points are often the result of incorrect rail adjustment. If the foot is not centered above the frame and always tilts slightly inwards or outwards, the shell quickly presses uncomfortably on the ankle.
Therefore, always adjust the frame so that you can balance safely on the wheels and do not tilt inwards or outwards. If this is the case, move the frame under the boot by loosening the screws a little and adjusting it accordingly. If you tend to bend inwards, move the splint further towards the inside of the ankle. If you tilt the splint outwards, continue to set the splint in the direction of the smaller toe. The stepless adjustment offers you countless possibilities.
If you have any further questions on this subject or need help, simply contact our customer service.