WHEN TO MEASURE
Simply measuring a static foot when sitting down in the morning will not give the correct size. When the foot is under load and in warm conditions, the size can increase by 5%. For this reason we recommend late afternoon to give a better approximation of your foot when skating.
EDEA MEASURING DEVICE
Used in stores to get the right size. Measuring in millimeters, this also shows Edea sizes in red. Wear skate socks for the perfect fit.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart on the measuring device
- Flex your knees slightly
- Center heel and press against the rear
- Next red line indicates the size to try
- If still growing, take maximum 2 sizes up. Edea do not recommend sizing beyond this as it could hamper performance and cause injury.
If you can’t get to a dealer then tracing your foot is the next best solution.
Follow the instructions below to get accurate tracings.
How to trace
- Place the paper on a hard surface
- Stand on the paper barefoot
- Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, knees slightly flexed
- Your weight should be on the foot to be traced
- Get a friend to trace that foot. The pen must be upright
- Both feet can be traced on the same page
- On the tracings, mark the middle of the heel
- Then mark the furthest point (it might not be your “big toe”)
- Measure and write the length in millimeters for both feet
- At the widest point measure and write the width
Other key information
Sizing isn’t just about length. As well as the tracing of both feet with the length and width in millimeters your dealer will need:
- Age, height and weight
- Technical level of the athlete
- Current model and size
- Any issues with current boots
- Edea model you’re interested in
- If you use orthotics or other inserts
When you scan tracings, ensure this is done parallel to the images as angles will distort lengths. Include measurements on the tracings and make sure all is clear.
You also need to send these 6 photos. They will help the dealer get your perfect fit.
They should be taken barefoot, feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly flexed.
- From behind, capturing the achilles of both feet in one shot
- From the outside of the right foot
- From the inside of the right foot
- From the outside of the left foot
- From the inside of the left foot
- From above, capturing the profiles of both feet in one shot
Now Email tracings, photos and information to your dealer, who will use all of this to assess your size.
We use this for skaters with unusual feet as it gives an accurate 3D map of each foot. Your dealer will let you know if this is necessary and will take moulds.
MEASURING THE WIDTH
Once you have the correct length, the dealer will use their expertise for the width.
When creating our boots, we use a dual last system. The difference between one last and another is not only across the ball of the foot but also in the heel and in the internal volume of the boot.
Experience shows just 4 widths cover over 90% of feet, with C being the most common. Most of our models are available in B – narrow, C – normal, D – wide, E – extra wide with Edea Instant Custom Fit.
Remember if you are swapping to Edea, widths will be different.
The most important element in skate fit is the heel, so we start here. The heel pocket must be the right size. Only then do we check the width around the ball of the foot, as this area can be more easily adjusted using Edea Instant Custom Fit.
Fitting only at the widest part can lead to injuries such as rubbing, blisters, calcium deposits, heep bumps, calluses as well as a sub-par performance.