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Ladies: How to Purchase the Correct Skate Size
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2017
Ladies, if you're new to figure skating, you need to know that your SHOE SIZE and your SKATE SIZE are two entirely different things. I wear a size 8.5 shoe, and I bought these skates in a size 7, and they fit perfectly. NOTE: Thick socks are NOT recommended for ice skating. Instead, wear knee-length nylons. (Some skaters don't wear socks at all.) For more sizing information, go to the Jackson website, where detailed instructions are provided. Note: As others have said, the laces are TOO SHORT, so I will be buying another pair of laces. And I will most likely have the blades sharpened at my home rink because even to my bare fingers, the blades feel rather dull. All of that said, these skates are a great bargain for skaters who are just starting out or (as I am) coming back after a long absence from the ice. And here are the official fitting instructions from the Jackson web site: "Sizing Guidelines: Jackson skates generally fit 1.5 size down from your regular shoe size." Those instructions worked perfectly for me.