If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s, you probably remember going to the local roller rink and skating around to your favorite pop songs.

Roller skating was a popular pastime for kids and adults alike. But do you size up in roller skates?

Do We need to size up when buying rolle skates?

Do you size up in roller skates? It’s a common question among new skaters, and the answer is usually yes.

Roller skates generally half size bigger then your normal shoe size, so if you wear a size 8 shoe, you’ll likely need an 8.5 in skates.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your skate size.

First, consider the width of your foot. If you have a wide foot, you may need to go up a size or two in order to get a comfortable fit.

Second, think about the type of skating you’ll be doing. If you’re planning on doing a lot of tricks or jumps, you may want to go exact size as your normal shoes size so that your skates are more maneuverable.

Finally, don’t be afraid to try on different sizes before making your purchase.

Different types of roller skates

There are many brands of roller skates available on the market, each with their own size metric. Some brands use European sizing, while others use US sizing. Some brands also offer a mix of both sizes.

When purchasing roller skates, it is important to know what size metric the brand uses. European sizes are typically bigger than US sizes. If you are unsure of your size, it is best to try on a few different pairs of skates before making a purchase.

Different brands also offer different widths for their skates. Some brands offer narrow, medium, and wide widths. While others only offer one width option.

Again, it is important to try on a few different pairs of skates before making a purchase to ensure you get the right fit.

how to make sure your skates fit

When buying a pair of roller skates, it is important to make sure that they fit properly. Here are a few tips to ensure that your skates fit correctly: 

1. When trying on skates, wear the same type of socks or tights that you will be wearing when skating. This will give you a more accurate sense of how the skates will feel once you’re on the rink.

2. Make sure there is about a finger’s width of space between your toe and the front of the skate. You should be able to wiggle your toes comfortably inside the skate.

3. The skate should feel snug around your ankle and heel, but not too tight. You should be able to move your foot around inside the skate without it slipping out easily.

How to measure your foot

Foot Lenght

There are a few different ways that you can measure your foot length. The most common way is to use a ruler or measuring tape. You can also use a Brannock Device, which is a tool that is specifically designed to measure foot length.

To measure your foot length with a ruler or measuring tape, you will need to place the ruler on the floor and stand on it with your heel against the wall. Then, simply measure from the tip of your longest toe to the back of your heel. You should do this for both feet and then use the larger of the two measurements.

If you don’t have a ruler or measuring tape, you can still estimate your foot length by using something like a book or a piece of paper. Simply place the book or piece of paper on the floor and stand on it with your heel against the wall.

Foot Width

If you are unsure of your foot width, there are a few ways you can measure it at home.

First, Use tape measurement.

You can use tape measurement to measure the distance between the widest part of your foot and the narrowest part. Or you can also trace your foot onto a piece of paper and then measure the width of the tracing afterward.

Another way to estimate your foot width is to look at your shoe size.

Most shoe sizes are generally categorized as narrow, medium, or wide. If you wear a size 8 shoe, for example, that would generally be considered a medium width.

Once you have an idea of your foot width, you can start shopping for shoes that will fit comfortably.

But… Do keep in mind that different brands and styles of shoes may fit differently, so it’s always best to try them on before making a purchase.

what if you have bigger size roller skates

If your roller skates size too big, Don’t worry, there are a few ways you can still enjoy skating.

First, you can put on thicker socks or two pairs of socks to help fill up some of the extra space.

Second, you can try using shoe inserts or padding to make up for the difference in size.

Third, you can lace up your skates tightly to help keep your feet from slipping around too much.

With just a little bit of creative, you can still have fun skating even if your skates are a bit too big!

what if your roller skates size are too small?

If you happen to purchase a smaller size of roller skates, you may be wondering how to break in your new skates.

Well… Here are a few tips to help you:

1. Start by lacing up your skates snugly, but not too tight. You want them to be comfortable, but you don’t want your feet slipping around inside the boots.

2. Once you’re laced up, take a few laps around your local rink or neighborhood street to get a feel for your skates.

3. As you skate, pay attention to how your skates feel and make any necessary adjustments to the laces or straps.

4. After skating for awhile, you may find that your skates start to feel more comfortable and broken-in.


In conclusion, whether you size up in roller skates depends on your foot size, skating style, and personal preference.

If you have wide feet, you may want to size up for more comfort. If you like to do tricks or skate aggressively, you may also want to size up for more stability.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what works best for you. So get out there and enjoy skating!


My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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