Choosing the correct skates size is a very important task and usually even more important than choosing the skates model! All of the high quality skates will have a brake-in period and would adjust over time to the skater’s feet. Some will take longer and some shorter, but while you want to have a comfortable ride you do not want to have the skates too loose… The correct fit will determine much more than just the comfort - it will define how much control, power transfer and agility you would have while skating, and even would affect the balance.
While various skating styles and skaters themselves have different preferences, below are the general instructions of how to determine the perfect fit for your new skates:
What size should I choose?
GYRO Inline Skates are designed and manufactured in Korea and the sizing is being specified in millimeters and based on the European sizes (EU) scale. Therefore, your US / UK sizing could be a wrong idea to use due to the conversion inaccuracies. Furthermore, even if you know you European sizing, like every shoe company has a slightly different fit and sizing – the same goes to the inline skate manufacturers. So, your standard shoe size won’t work neither, unless you would measure your feet according to the directions below and then find your size on the chart below. We would be happy to guide you as well in case you have any further questions.
Please note: based on our experience the Gyro GFR GX7 skates are running half a size smaller compared to others. They do open up and adjust nicely just after a few hours of skating.
How to measure your feet?
The other option is to measure the insole of your other pair of skates or a pair of running shoes, that in case you are definite that you like their fit.
Sizing for Control over Comfort
Our sizing advice is targeted to a freestyle or dance skater who wants a very snug fit in their skate to enjoy maximum control. Our instructions will give a fit that prioritizes control over comfort. If comfort is a higher priority, or if you have an especially wide or oddly shaped foot, you may do well to choose a slightly larger size. . If you are near the boundary between two sizes, you would probably be better off to go with the larger size in case you prefer comfort over control.
Notes about Width
In general, the Carbon boot is a bit wider through the toe box than the plastic boot skates, because the carbon fiber boot has less flex. As a rule of thumb, skates with a built-in liners will have less adjustment room.