Skate Sizing


Choosing the correct skate size is a very important task and usually even more important than choosing the skates model! All high-quality skates will have a break 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?

Most of inline and roller skates are manufactured and sold in European sizes (EU), so your US / UK sizing could be a wrong idea to use due to the conversion inaccuracies. Furthermore, even if you know your European sizing, every shoe and skate manufacturer has a slightly different fit and sizing, therefore your standard shoe size might not assure a perfect fit but that is the best way to estimate your skate size. In any case, the inline and roller skate size should be either equal to your shoe size or no more than one size up or down from it.
 
Based on our experience, the best way to determine your skate size is to take a look at your current pair of skates and/or running shoe labels for MM / CM / MP / MONDO numbers. These numbers are indicating the maximum foot length that will fit into the pair, while MM shows the measurement in millimeters and CM/MP/MONDO is centimeters. Having these numbers along with the EU sizes from these shoes, you will be able to determine the size of the skates that you need by looking into brand or model specific sizing chart (usually located in the Sizing tab under the skates photos or as one of the product photos). If cannot be located, please send us an inquiry and we gladly will help you out!
 
Important: Many shops are recommending measuring your feet to determine your skate size, but we have found that this leads to too many mistakes and do not recommend that. If after following the instructions above you are finding yourself stuck in between two sizes, you could measure your feet according to the directions below. In this case, your shoe size is still the defining factor, so if the measurement is showing more than one size up or down, something is wrong with the measurement! If your foot is wider than average, please go one size up. Usually, Seba, FR, and Adapt skates fit wider than average, Powerslide and K2 average, Flying Eagle and Rollerblade average to narrow...
 

Still, want to measure your feet? Here is how to do it:

You’ll need paper, pen, a flat wall and, if possible, a buddy to help. It’s best to measure your feet later in the day after you have been on them for a few hours to account for swelling.
Find a hard floor with a flat wall. Tape a piece of paper down so that it touches the wall. Stand on the paper in bare feet, with your heel just touching the wall.
Have your friend take a book and place it so that it just touches the tip of your longest toe. Mark the spot where the book meets your toe. Do this with both feet and use the larger of the two measurements. Measure your foot length in millimeters, if possible. If you measure in inches, be sure to measure in 16ths of an inch.
Choose your size from the manufacturers sizing chart. The “Max Foot Length” is the longest foot measurement that will fit into that size. The US Men’s column lists the sizes found on the box.
 

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 Plastic Boot skates with a built-in liner have a narrower fit through the foot, while the boots with a removable liner and soft boots have a somewhat wider fit. The Carbon 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 built-in liners and "regular" liners will have less adjustment room.
 
We gladly will guide you in case you have any further questions. Email us at [email protected]

To help you better, please include all the sizing information off one or two pairs of skates or running shoes that you currently have including EU/US/UK/MP/CM/MM/MONDO, etc...


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Adapt GTO Boots Only Airmesh Liner Size 36EU

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The Adapt GTO Hyperskate is the brainchild of skate designer Pieter Wijnant. Being obsessed by hand build hypercars for most of his life, Pieter used his passion and knowledge to create the ultimate hyperskate. By using the same technology and mindset the hypercar industry uses, the Adapt GTO is the pinnacle of skate design. Inspired by the prancing horse, the name GTO was given to the ultimate skate. The GTO race series had no limitations and was banned from motorsports for being too dangerous. All GTO cars that were built were left with no other purpose than to raise the bar for every car ever made. The Adapt GTO is a skate with no other purpose than to raise the bar for every skate ever made.

 

The GTO shell is a Hyperskate diolene shell, finished with extra layers of black twill 3k carbon for improved responsiveness and a dark look. Like all Hyperskate models, the GTO features the Quattromount. The Quattromount is the most versatile mount in the industry as it fits both 165mm and 195mm frames as well as the new Symetrics Quattro S frame. The mount also provides an extremely low center of gravity, with the wheels as close to your feet as possible.

 

You can choose between several different setups to create your perfect Hyperskate.
On the one hand we offer the Symetrics Quattro S frame, on the other hand we offer several variants of the Symetrics Hyperframes.
Unlike regular frames, the Quattro S frame is mounted on the outside of the frame, using 4 M6 bolts. This greatly improves power transfer and overall strength of the frame. The Quattro S frame is CNC machined out of a solid block of 7000 aluminum and fits a 2x84mm and 2x90mm setup.
The Symetrics Hyperframe is now available in 4×80, 4×84, 4×90 and 3×110 variants. The Hyperframe is CNC cut out of 7075 billet aluminum and features a perfectly centered mount to create the ultimate feeling of control. The completely intact frame walls and triple bridge make sure that the Hyperframe is the strongest on the market. The Hyperskate GTO is completed with the Symetrics Superfast wheels (available in 80mm, 84mm, 90mm and 110mm) and Symetrics ABEC9 bearings.

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Perfect for Freeride, Fitness, Urban, and Powerblading.

The 2021 GTO has got several upgrades:

  • The padding in the heel pocket is upgraded for improved fit
  • The nubuck skin is reinforced with ballistic nylon to prevent leather stress around eyelets
  • The internal Quattro mounting plates are now made of aluminum instead of steel. This is not only lighter, it also gives an overall better looking finish.
  • The bottom 3 eyelet sets are now wider apart to allow for more pull on the laces
  • Softfoam added to top of cuff area for improved comfort and fit
  • Airmesh lining provides more comfort and cushioning, while Onsteam lining provides increased responsiveness and a direct feeling.

The GTO is still made with our trusty nubuck 1.3mm leather. In 2020 we switched from 2mm to 1.3mm nubuck. The thinner material means the skin is just a little bit more flexible, which results in a better fit. While the older GTO model needed some break in time, the GTO 2021 forms to your feet straight out of the box. In short, the nubuck v2 leather provides the same strength and durability but with a better fit. The straps are also single layered to increase fit and comfort.

Lining material:

Airmesh lining is a woven material that has small airpockets. The airpockets trap air which provides cushioning. Adapt airmesh lining also has a backing so this provides even more cushioning. Airmesh material is therefore comfortable and forgiving.
We recommend this material for skaters from all skating levels and especially for first time Adapt skaters.

Check out our Adapt Masterclass episode for more information:

Technical details:

Boat:

  • Dutch Nubuck v2 leather skin
  • Lining: Mesh
  • High density memory foam
  • Mysole \’Hyperskate\’ insoles
  • Cut-to-size straps, Canadian waxed laces

Shell:

  • Lightweight, impact absorbing diolene shell and extra twill carbon layers with integrated cuff
  • Thermoplastic shell and tongue
  • Quattro mount fits 165,195mm and Symetrics Quattro S frames

Hardware:

  • Symetrics Quattro S frames 84mm / 90mm or:
  • Symetrics 4x80mm / 4x84mm / 4x90mm / 3×110 frames
  • Symetrics Superfast 80mm / 84mm / 90mm / 110mm wheels
  • Symetrics ABEC9 bearings
  • Optional aluminum CNC machined strap / bolt protectors
  • Available in size 36 – 47 EU
  • HandMade in Holand

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Adapt Sizing Chart

Adapt skates fit like a tailored shoe. While in most skates people need to take one size bigger than they wear in shoes, in Adapt you will need your actual shoe size. Of course, measuring your feet can be really difficult, so if you really are in doubt, feel free to contact us about this. If you have measured your feet and are unsure of the results you’ve got, please contact us as well. Overall you can take one size smaller in Adapts compared to other skates. If you have already downsized by toe-cutting your skate or using a thinner liner in it, you will not be able to go down one size.

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