How can I compare skate size with shoe size?

scarpa ginnasticaSkaters often choose their boots by matching their standard shoe size. Unfortunately the sizing systems for skates and shoes don’t match; and that is without looking at the difference between US / UK and European measurements.
Also because normal shoes have the need for greater flexibility, so the foot can bend, they tend to be longer than skates.The best way to get the right size is to measure the length of the foot in millimeters and then match that to the inner length of the boot.

Remember, at best your shoe size can provide a rough estimate of your boot needs. The table below is an illustrative guideline for comparing show and boot sizes.
We have provided a table for illustrative purposes showing the sizes compared to shoe sizes.

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