Skate Sizing


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

Please remember that the skates will feel the worst when you try them for the first time and from there the fit will only improve!!!

While various skating styles and skaters themselves have different preferences, below are the general instructions on how to determine the perfect fit for your new skates.

WHAT SIZE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Most 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 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 the 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, a 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 manufacturer's 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.

Here is a great sizing video courtesy of Powerslide:

https://youtu.be/G6X4X5K93XU?si=TCY2d6KWGuz0o6HH

 

SIZING FOR CONTROL OVER COMFORT

Our sizing advice is targeted at 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 going 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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Flying Eagle Drift 2 Carbon Inline Skates

Original price was: CA$642.99.Current price is: CA$408.99.

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Flying Eagle Drift 2 Carbon Inline Skates are handmade with the finest combination of Carbon materials. The Drift skate is strong, powerful, lightweight, and provides a very close fit. These boots are fitting tightly yet comfortable and wide at the toe which assures great control and comfort at the same time. Flying Eagle riders have won national jump championships and in Asia, many have won slide contests with these skates. Flying Eagle Drift 2.0 is one of the finest carbon freeskates on the market and is perfect for all types of skating.

(4 customer reviews)

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Flying Eagle Drift 2 Carbon Inline Skates are perfect for Freestyle, Slalom, Artistic, Urban and Fitness

Technical specifications:

  • Boots: Premium Carbon – ultra-durable and light boot
  • Liner: Integrated, Heat-Moldable
  • Closures: top strap, middle micrometric strap, toe strap, and laces
  • Frames: high-quality 6000 Aircraft grade CNC Aluminum,  rockerable frames with thread-in axles
  • Frame Mount: 165mm (36-40EU), 165/195mm (41-48EU)
  • Bearings: Flying Eagle Pro
  • Wheels: Flying Eagle Pro 85A: 36-40EU – 76mm, 41-48EU – 80mm
  • Sizes: 36EU-48EU

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Flying Eagle Sizing Chart

Based on our experience, all of the Flying Eagle skates are running about half a size smaller than the shoe size as well as average in width. They are usually not the best choice for skaters with wide 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 than your shoe size. Flying Eagle Sizing ChartIf 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 centimeters or MM – length in millimeters.

4 reviews for Flying Eagle Drift 2 Carbon Inline Skates

  1. Hamish

    Beautiful skate, amazing quality

    This is my first Flying Eagle and it’s absolutely beautiful. The quality is the best I have seen having owned Rollerblade and Seba skates before this. There is really excellent attention to detail. They are a very stiff and rigid skate. I was not ready to have a recreational skate be as rigid as a speed skate but it helps to make them very fast. The boot and cuff could do with some more forward flexibility for my liking but I’m used to Rollerblade Tempests for comparison. Perhaps this is the style of the skate being more intended for freestyle. I put a 3 x 125mm frame on it immediately and use it for recreational skating and commuting. It could do with an inner sole as the base is very hard and you do feel the bumps with the carbon fibre. Speaking of which I heat molded them and they fit like a glove now. The material on the inside is interesting. It doesn’t make them easy to slip on as it is grippy but it does make them fit very snug with minimal movement when you are wearing them.

    Overall they are an excellent solid skate.

  2. Pavel ProSkaters Place

    Posted by arthur.
    AMAZING!
    Tried on a few different skates before i got these with 3x110mm upgraded wheels… i cant explain how happy i am with these skates.. after not skating for 20 years and trying other skates than getting these.. THEY ARE AMAZING! definitely would recommend it for someone new or expert. they are built to last!

  3. Pavel ProSkaters Place

    Posted by John.
    Great skate
    Great skate, fit is very good. Iam rehabbing a torn right Achilles injury and it is helping me to strengthen my right leg. Iam skating on a daily basis. And loving it. I just sprained my ankle camping. Pavel and Proskaters Place really put me onto a fantastic pair of FE BLACK CARBON SKATES. I love everything about them they make you feel more alive. Thank you ProSkaters Place and Esp. Pavel

  4. Pavel ProSkaters Place

    Posted by Victor.
    Out Standing all around
    These are some of the sharpest skates i have ever put on. They fit great, they look great and they roll even better than they look. Also the customer service on this sit is top notch. They are very responsive and i would recommend and shop here again myself.

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