Best answer: How do I know my hockey skate size?

So, if you wear size 9 women’s shoes, that translates to a men’s size 7.5 or 7.0, which would put you in a size 6 senior hockey skate. More simply put, go 3 sizes down from your women’s shoe size in order to find your hockey skate size.

What size is 7 in skates?

US Hockey Skate Sizing Chart

Shoe Size Women’s Tour
6 8 5
6.5 8.5 5.5
7 9 6
7.5 9.5 6.5

Are hockey skates true to size?

Bauer, CCM, and True hockey skates normally fit 1 to 1½ sizes smaller than your shoe size. For children, it is acceptable to order a half size bigger than that to accommodate growing feet; however, wearing skates any larger will cause blisters and will break down the sides of the boot.

What skate size should I get?

Ice skates are not the same size as street shoes. You should wear skates that are about 1 – 1.5 sizes smaller than the normal-size shoe you wear.

What does D mean in skate size?

While the way a manufacturer classifies the fit of a skate may vary, the common rule used by skate manufacturers is: skate width size D is a standard width skate size (Medium Volume) and skate width size EE is a wide width skate size (High Volume).

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Are shoe and skate sizes the same?

Most roller skates are going to fit the same as your standard shoe size. So, if you wear a size 8 in your everyday shoes a size 8 in roller skates will fit. … If your toes are curled or crunched the skates are most likely too small.

Are hockey skates unisex?

As kids grow fast you can allow up to a ½ size of growing room in the skates ordered for kids but don’t allow for more than a ½ size of growing room as this will allow too much room in the skates. Women’s inline hockey skates: Inline hockey skates are sized in men’s sizes but are truly unisex skates.

What size skates for size 10?

The general rule of thumb when sizing Bauer ice hockey skates is to go down 1.5 sizes from your shoes. For example, if you wear a size 10 shoe, it is best to start out with an 8.5 size hockey skate. For junior and youth size skates, you will want to go down just one size from your shoe size.

Why are hockey skates sized differently?

Why Do Skates Fit Smaller Than Shoes? Your skates will fit you in a smaller size than your shoes because they are intended to fit more snugly. A foot that is more compact within the boot of the skate is more effective at generating powerful skating strides.

Should my toes touch the end of my skates?

Finding the Right Fit:

There should be no slippage of your foot in the skate boots. The skate boot should fit snug, not loose not like your slippers you wear around your house, or your slip on shoes. Your toes should either barely touch the end of your boot or be almost touching.

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How do you know if your skates are too small?

You can often determine that your hockey skates are too small if your toes always touch the toe cap. There should be space when you are in a hockey stance, and if there is no space, then your hockey skates are too small for your foot’s length.

What are hockey skate widths?

D and EE width sizes are the most common in the hockey market, with D representing the standard width for a given skate line and EE representing a 3/16″ wider fit than D.


Skate Width Skate Fit
D Standard
R Wider than D
E Wide
EE Widest

Whats wider R or D?

R is wider than D. E is wider than R. EE is the widest width.

What does EE mean on skates?

Ice hockey skates come in a range of width sizes. EE is the widest fit. Generally for ice hockey skates the following letters correlate with different foot widths: C = Narrow fit. D = Standard fit.

What size is Y12?

Skate Size Conversion Chart

Inches Men’s Shoe Size Youth Hockey Skate Size
7.4 Y11.5
7.6 Y12
7.8 1 Y12.5
7.9 1.5 Y13