Sizing FAQ's

Not all feet are the same. Not all boots are the same. So, getting properly sized for the model of boots and type of play you expect to perform is key to not only performance, but the health of your feet. Below you will find sizing charts for boots, skate plates and pads. Measure twice; buy once.

This document is meant to be a guide. There is no substitute for trying on the actual boot. Click Here for Printable Instructions.

Sizing for Riedell Skate Boots

All skates are in men's sizes...

Step 1: Measure Length

Foot tracing is the optimal means for determining foot length. You can use any type of paper so long as it is big enough to fit the tracing of your entire foot, so if you have feet bigger than Shaq's use a grocery bag or something, just watch out for the handles.

Stand on the paper with your feet hip-width apart, and with your weight distributed evenly across both feet and knees slightly bent in a modified squat stance. Have a friend trace all the way around your foot, making sure she or he holds the pen straight up and down (perpendicular to the floor) while doing the tracing. Be sure not to shift your feet during the tracing process. Trace both feet.

Once you have the tracings, mark a line at the tip of where your longest toe is on the tracing, and one in the back and center of the tracing around your heel. Measure the distance between those two points. Do this for both feet. (Don't be scared if you have differently sized feet, most people do.) Trace and measure twice to account for error.

Length in inches
Size (US)
8 1/2
3
8 11/16
3 1/2
8 7/8
4
9
4 1/2
9 3/16
5
9 3/8
5 1/2
9 1/2
6
9 11/16
6 1/2
9 7/8
7
10
7 1/2
10 3/16
8
10 3/8
8 1/2
10 1/2
9
10 11/16
9 1/2
10 7/8
10
11
10 1/2
11 3/16
11
11 3/8
11 1/2
11 1/2
12
11 11/16
12 1/2
11 7/8
13
12 3/16
14
12 1/2
15
13
16

Step Two: Measure Forefoot Size and Assess Foot Type

Different manufacturers have different methods of assessing what most people think of as the "width" of their foot. We tend to favor ball girth measurement, since it takes into account the height as well as the width of a foot, plus any anomalous forefoot features like jutting bones or bunions.

Using a soft measuring tape, or length of string, measure the circumference of the forefoot at the widest part of the ball of foot area. Make sure to get any small bumps or jutting bones at the base of the big toe or pinky toe area, if applicable. This measure can be taken while sitting and it's better if you can get someone to do it for you.

If you use string to measure, with one end of the string used as the starting point, simply measure around the foot same as you would with measuring tape and mark the string at the point where that end meets up. Then measure the length of string to the mark on any ruler.


Check out our Foot-Clan article to for more pointers about determining skate fit:   What Does Your Foot Clan Say About You?.


Ball Measurements for Beta (395D), Gamma (D/B), Delta (B/AA) Lasts

For Models 395, 911, 811, 951, 965, 1065, 126, 265, 495, 122

  Delta B/AA Beta D & Gamma D/B Wide EE  
1 7-3/8 - 7-3/4 7-7/8 - 8-1/2 8-5/8 - 9  
1 1/2 7-1/2 - 7-7/8 8 - 8-5/8 8-3/4 - 9-1/8  
2 7-5/8 - 8 8-1/8 - 8-3/4 8-7/8 - 9-1/4  
2 1/2 7-3/4 - 8-1/8 8-1/4 - 8-7/8 9 - 9-3/8  
3 7-7/8 - 8-1/4 8-3/8 - 9 9-1/8 - 9-1/2  
3 1/2 8 - 8-3/8 8-1/2 - 9-1/8 9-1/4 - 9-5/8  
4 8-1/8 - 8-1/2 8-5/8 - 9-1/4 9-3/8 - 9-3/4  
4 1/2 8-1/4 - 8-5/8 8-3/4 - 9-3/8 9-1/2 - 9-7/8  
5 8-3/8 - 8-3/4 8-7/8 - 9-1/2 9-5/8 - 10  
5 1/2 8-1/2 - 8-7/8 9 - 9-5/8 9-3/4 - 10-1/8  
6 8-5/8 - 9 9-1/8 - 9-3/4 9-7/8 - 10-1/4  
6 1/2 8-3/4 - 9-1/8 9-1/4 - 9-7/8 10 - 10-3/8  
7 8-7/8 - 9-1/4 9-3/8 - 10 10-1/8 - 10-1/2  
7 1/2 9 - 9-3/8 9-1/2 - 10-1/8 10-1/4 - 10-5/8  
8 9-1/8 - 9-1/2 9-5/8 - 10-1/4 10-3/8 - 10-3/4  
8 1/2 9-1/4 - 9-5/8 9-3/4 - 10-3/8 10-1/2 - 10-7/8  
9 9-3/8 - 9-3/4 9-7/8 - 10-1/2 10-5/8 - 11  
9 1/2 9-1/2 - 9-7/8 10 - 10/5/8 10-3/4 - 11-1/8  
10 9-5/8 - 10 10-1/8 - 10-3/4 10-7/8 - 11-1/4  
10 1/2 9-3/4 - 10-1/8 10-1/4 - 10-7/8 11 - 11-3/8  
11 9-7/8 - 10-1/4 10-3/8 - 11 11-1/8 - 11-1/2  
11 1/2 10 - 10-3/8 10-1/2 - 11-1/8 11-1/4 - 11-5/8  
12 10-1/8 - 10-1/2 10-5/8 - 11-1/4 11-3/8 - 11-3/4  
12 1/2 10-1/4 - 10-5/8 10-3/4 - 11-3/8 11-1/2 - 11-7/8  
13 10-3/8 - 10-3/4 10-7/8 - 11-1/2 11-5/8 - 12  
14 10-5/8 - 11 11-1/8 - 11-3/4 11-7/8 - 12-1/4  

Stock width is Medium for Models 395, 911, 811, 951.

Narrow available as special make up - additional charge, not returnable - for Models 395, 911, 811, 951.

Stock width is D/B for Models 122, 126, 1065.

Stock width is B/AA and D/B for Models 265, 495, 965.

B/AA width is available as non-stock item at no extra charge for Models 122, 126, 1065.

EE Wide width is special make up - additional fee, non-returnable - for all models.

All models are not offered as stock in all sizes. This is intended to be a width chart, not a size offering.

 

Ball Measurements for Alpha 248D Last

For Models 195, 595, 695, 125

  Narrow (B) Medium (D) Wide (EE)  
1 7 - 7-3/8 7-1/2 - 8-1/2 8-5/8 - 9  
1 1/2 7-1/8 - 7-1/2 7-5/8 - 8-5/8 8-3/4 - 9-1/8  
2 7-1/4 - 7-5/8 7-3/4 - 8-3/4 8-7/8 - 9-1/4  
2 1/2 7-3/8 - 7-3/4 7-7/8 - 8-7/8 9 - 9-3/8  
3 7-1/2 - 7-7/8 8 - 9 9-1/8 - 9-1/2  
3 1/2 7-5/8 - 8 8-1/8 - 9-1/8 9-1/4 - 9-5/8  
4 7-3/4 - 8-1/8 8-1/4 - 9-1/4 9-3/8 - 9-3/4  
4 1/2 7-7/8 - 8-1/4 8-3/8 - 9-3/8 9-1/2 - 9-7/8  
5 8 - 8-3/8 8-1/2 - 9-1/2 9-5/8 - 10  
5 1/2 8-1/8 - 8-1/2 8-5/8 - 9-5/8 9-3/4 - 10-1/8  
6 8-1/4 - 8-5/8 8-3/4 - 9-3/4 9-7/8 - 10-1/4  
6 1/2 8-3/8 - 8-3/4 8-7/8 - 9-7/8 10 - 10-3/8  
7 8-1/2 - 8-7/8 9 - 10 10-1/8 - 10-1/2  
7 1/2 8-5/8 - 9 9-1/8 - 10-1/8 10-1/4 - 10-5/8  
8 8-3/4 - 9-1/8 9-1/4 - 10-1/4 10-3/8 - 10-3/4  
8 1/2 8-7/8 - 9-1/4 9-3/8 - 10-3/8 10-1/2 - 10-7/8  
9 9 - 9-3/8 9-1/2 - 10-1/2 10-5/8 - 11  
9 1/2 9-1/8 - 9-1/2 9-5/8 - 10-5/8 10-3/4 - 11-1/8  
10 9-1/4 - 9-5/8 9-3/4 - 10-3/4 10-7/8 - 11-1/4  
10 1/2 9-3/8 - 9-3/4 9-7/8 - 10-7/8 11 - 11-3/8  
11 9-1/2 - 9-7/8 10 - 11 11-1/8 - 11-1/2  
11 1/2 9-5/8 - 10 10-1/8 - 11-1/8 11-1/4 - 11-5/8  
12 9-3/4 - 10-1/8 10-1/4 - 11-1/4 11-3/8 - 11-3/4  
12 1/2 9-7/8 - 10-1/4 10-3/8 - 11-3/8 11-1/2 - 11-7/8  
13 10 - 10-3/8 10-1/2 - 11-1/2 11-5/8 - 12  
14 10-1/4 - 10-5/8 10-3/4 - 11-3/4 11-7/8 - 12-1/4  

This document is meant to be a guide. There is no substitute for trying on the actual boot.

Stock width is Medium.

Narrow or Wide available as special make up - additional charge, not returnable.

All models are not offered as stock in all sizes. This is intended to be a width chart, not a size offering.

Charts provided by Riedell Skates, Red Wing, MN

For Skate Plates

Roll Line Plate Sizing

For Pads

You can use either a soft measuring tape (IKEA has them free!) or a piece of string that you can mark and measure with a ruler or other measuring device. In the product descriptions, we do our best to give you extra sizing info like which styles run bigger or smaller. Take those things into consideration when choosing your size based off of the charts below and as usual, feel free to call or email with any questions.

To measure wrist: measure the widest point of your wrist in circumference pulling tape/string taut but not tight.

To measure elbow: measure the circumference about 2” above the center of your elbow pulling tape/string taut but not tight.

To measure knee: measure the circumference about 4” above the center of your knee pulling tape/string taut but not tight. Pads with S/M and L/XL sizing may be better suited for those of you not on the higher or lower end of the sizing spectrum. *note if you have large lower leg muscles and want to be sure the pads fit around your calves, email me for additional sizing info.

To measure head: measure the circumference of the widest part of your head pulling the tape/string taut but not tight.

WRIST
ELBOW
KNEE
HELMET
SMALL
6”–7”
9.5”–11”
11.5”–14”
20.6”–21.3”
MEDIUM
7”–8”
10.5”–12”
15”–17”
21.4”–22.3”
LARGE
8”–9”
11.5”–13”
18”–20”
22.4”–22.9”
X-LARGE
13”–15”
21”–23”
23”–24”