- All skates must fit tight but comfortable on the foot
- It is not mandatory necessary to buy inline skates one size larger
- All inline skates will get bigger and wider over time
- Have a look on the size chart of your desired model
Note: A size chart can only provide a rough orientation and cannot replace a fitting
- The size charts are stored with the skate itself
- Select one size larger for very wide feet or special foot forms
TIPS BEFORE PURCHASE
Inline skates should fit differently than a normal sneaker or sports shoe. When walking and running, it is necessary for the foot to have a little more room in the shoe due to the rolling movement. While skating you push yourself off, therefore your new inline skate should fit perfectly tight, but still comfy. This way you will get maximum control and the best possible power transmission. You also prevent chafing, blisters and the inner shoe of the skate has less wear.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT MEASUREMENT
Wear for measuring your feet, the kind of socks you will also wear for skating.
Place a DIN A4 sheet of paper flush in front of a straight wall
Place your foot with the heel on the sheet of paper in front of a straight wall
Distribute your weight evenly before measuring.
Your heel should only touch the wall minimally, without pressure
When marking, make sure to keep the pen as vertical as possible to prevent deviation.
Mark the longest part of your foot with a line in front of the longest toe. (heel to longest toe)
Done! With the measurements you can now loop up the right size from the size chart of the manufacturers, which is located at the your desired skate in the shop.
All manufacturers recommend to add 5-10mm to the measured foot dimension. If you have a special foot shape, such as: wide forefoot, high instep or wide ankle, the tendency is to add 10mm.
For a normal foot you should add 5mm to the measured foot.
DURING TRY OUT
Besides comfort, make sure that the skates fit tightly during the fitting. Above all, the heel and ankle must fit firmly in the shoe. Too much air can cause the foot to slip around in the skate, resulting in blisters and chafing. In simple terms, new skates should sit firmly but comfortably.
Note: All skates widen a little bit with time. Therefore, full contact with the innerboot/lining is desired during the fitting.
The correct size can only be determined during the fitting when standing. In a slightly squatted skate position, the toes should sit freely but firmly in the shoe. With knees pushed through, it is not bad if the toes almost or slightly touch the front of the shoe.
The more often you skate and the longer the tours are, the better the skates should fit. A perfectly fitting skate offers the best power transmission, prevents pressure and chafe marks and supports your muscles.
Speed skates with a low shaft are generally cut more narrow than recreational or other inline skates 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 will get used to the new environment quickly and after a few training laps you will notice that the boot is already more comfortable and not so tight anymore.
IMPORTANT: Since the shoe still widens a little, it is even more important that the skates are not bought too big.
Pressure marks are not uncommon on new speed skates. But before you directly heat mold your new skates, you should consider the following things:
Initial pressure points often disappear over time. You get used to the new fit and the shoe becomes softer. In addition, pressure points are often the result of incorrect or missing frame adjustment. If the foot is not centered over the frame and always tilts slightly inwards or outwards, the shell causes uncomfortable pressure points on the ankle.
Therefore, always adjust the frame to your individual stand, so that you can balance safely on the wheels and not tilt inwards or outwards. If this is the case, move the frame under the shoe by loosening the splint slightly and adjusting it accordingly. If you tend to bend inwards, move the frame further towards the big toe. If you tilt outwards, move the splint further towards the little toe. The infinitely variable adjustment offers you countless possibilities.
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