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...


SEBA High Light 80 Black Inline Skates
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SEBA High Light 80 Black Inline Skates

USD$419.97

The High Light 80 Black is the 2021 version of the super-popular High Light inline skate! This model has freshened up with a new design and new specs. Enjoy the new slim Double strap, buckle, and premium insole.

The High Light skate is considered one of the most successful models by SEBA. Lighter, comfortable, and precise! This skate is optimized for ultimate performance.

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Perfect for Freestyle, Freeride, and City Skating.

  • Shell: Plastic With Soft Cover, Plastic Cuff 4 Positions
  • Closures: Top Metal Buckle Strap, Middle Slim Double Strap, Toe Velcro, and Laces
  • Cuff: Plastic
  • Liners: Integrated, Made from Mesh and Microfiber materials
  • Frames: Seba V2 Black flat 243mm
  • Frame Mount: 165mm (Aluminum Mounting Plates, 2×7 holes)
  • Wheels: Seba HL Black 80mm 85A
  • Bearings: Twincam ILQ9 PRO
  • Brake: Not Included (rec. Seba or FR Short Heel Brake)
  • Custom Color Kits: Red, White, Green, Violet, Blue, and Orange
  • Designed in France, made in China

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Seba Sizing Chart

Based on our experience, all of the SEBA skates are wider than average (excluding TriX2-W) and running true to the shoe size. These are the skates that work the best for people with wider feet.

Please note: your shoe size is the defining factor! Almost never, the size of the inline skates will be smaller than your shoe size. If your foot is very wide, please go one size up to your shoe size. If you want to use the foot length information to narrow the sizing down, the best way is to get that information from your running/sports shoes sizing label. Almost always they will have one of the following: MP/MONDO/CM – length in centimetres or MM – length in millimetres.

  • The US shoe sizes mentioned in the sizing table are US men.

1 review for SEBA High Light 80 Black Inline Skates

  1. borispro (verified owner)

    OVERALL OPINION
    SEBA High Light V2 are amazing slalom skates! FIVE STARS for sure, I would give more if I could. The price is fantastic. This is my best purchase of the year, or even in years.

    ProSkaters Place staff is superb! They are very diligent, responsible and responsive. I got replies to all my questions promptly. Thanks a lot for their help!

    I got these skates about a week ago and did a few outdoor road tests. So far they exceed my expectations. I am eager to skate them more and more.

    DELIVERY
    Shipped by ProSkaters Place the next day after I placed my order, arrived 2 days earlier than UPS promised. Great timing!

    FIRST LOOK
    SEBA High Light V2 impressed me right out of the box. High quality, solid materials, nice design. These skates have a great look, which I appreciated in full when I saw them outdoors. Skating them is like wearing a tuxedo.

    ABOUT FIT.
    It is perfect! No problem with getting in, lacing, buckling whatsoever. I love these micrometric buckles! Boots are tight, but yet comfortable. Amazing ankle support. Perfectly balanced over the wheels. No adjustment is needed. They have a stiff shell, but are soft from inside, especially the upper cut around the calf. The cuff height is exactly what it should be.

    There is always a compromise between comfort and control. If you prefer control, you should be ready for some tightness. But it pays off. However, SEBA High Light V2 surprisingly provide BOTH control and comfort!

    NOTE: If you are going to buy these skates, please, look at my remarks on sizing at the end.

    ROAD TEST
    SEBA High Light V2 skates are very fast and easy to roll. I love skating on the ice rink because of that feeling of free fly over the ice without any resistance. My previous rollerblades never gave me that feeling, but SEBA does due to ABEC-9 bearings and hard Seba Street Invaders 84A wheels.

    WARNING. Take care when going downhill – they are very fast. Really fast! And they have no brakes. Only a hockey stop or sharp slalom turn can save you.

    However, because of the amazing shock absorber riding is smooth. No vibration, no shaking whatsoever. You roll forward fast, but you feel as if you roll on tires.

    Grip between the wheels and the pavement is very strong. It let you make short-radius turns with deep angulation without risk to fall. Together with the stiff boot’s shell it gives full control and feeling of safety.

    Making short and long turns is my favourable style of skating. Usually I got tired after 10 km of training in my old K2s. In SEBA I felt as fresh at the end as I was at the beginning. I think I can easily double my training distance in these skates.

    I did not dare do any figure skating elements yet, but I got the feeling that SEBA High Light V2 are quite capable of it. Shorter base and harder wheels should give enough confidence and freedom in spins and turns.

    Again, I am very impressed with SEBA High Light V2 skates and would recommend them for all advanced skaters who love slalom.

    ABOUT ME
    I am a devoted downhill skier with decades of skiing experience. My preferred skiing style is carving and slalom. Also I am an amateur ice figure skater.

    For more than 20 years I used rollerblades for off snow training during summer time. My previous skates were recreational K2, which are good for fitness, but not for slalom. I could replicate some slalom technique, but it was not very close to skiing.

    SEBA High Light V2 born for slalom! In these skates I feel myself as if I were racing the course on my World Cup slalom skis and top quality racing ski boots. No difference AT ALL. I would say that SEBA skates are even more precise in carving arcs and provide more feedback while learning. Excellent summer complement to winter training!

    SIZING
    There is a lot of confusion on the internet about choosing proper size for this model. The SEBA Sizing Chart gives contradictory information. This is my experience:

    My usual numbers are 43EU, 10US and 9UK. I consider my foot as normal or a little bit wide. I have a pretty high instep.

    I carefully measured my foot:

    length – 274 mm (right) and 280 mm (left)
    width  –  98 mm (right) and 104 mm (left)

    According to the SEBA Sizing Chart for SEBA High Light I need 44EU.

    That is NOT TRUE! I bought 43EU, as I usually do, and they fit perfectly. I consulted with ProSkaters Place specialists and they told me that I should look at “MP”, not at “Max foot length (mm)”. MP is your real foot length in cm.

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