Riedell Boot Sizing



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ALWAYS MEASURE YOUR FOOT TO GET THE RIGHT SIZE!
To get the right size the first time for your Riedell boots, always measure your foot using the methods described on this page and find the proper size on the sizing chart below. Do not assume that your size is the same as your regular street shoes. It may or may not be. Use the chart correctly and you will get the right size every time.

It is always recommended to try on the skates of other girls (or guys) on your league
that wear the same size as you to determine which Riedell size fits you best.
The Riedell Sizing System
The way a shoe or boot fits is called the last. Riedell has 4 main types of lasts. Read about them below.
Riedell is in the process of producing a new width chart which will make determining your width easier. In the meantime you should know that widths range from AA (Most Narrow) to D (Wider). The "larger" the letter, the wider the boot.
ALPHA (D/D)
For The Following Boots:
695 / 195 / 595 / 125

  • Original 248 D/D Last
  • Ball width: D
  • Heel width: D
  • Low toe box height is best for pointy toes and can make boots feel shorter and narrower in the toe.
  • Suggested sizing is approximately the same as US street shoe size for men and down one full size or 1.5 sizes for women.
  • Always measure you foot for accurate sizing.
  • Go up 1/2 size from sizing chart below.
GAMMA (D/B)
For The Following Boots:
1065 / 965 / 495 / 265 / 126 / 122

  • 965 D/B Last
  • Ball width: D
  • Heel width: B
  • Higher toe box height is best for squared off toes and can make boots feel larger. Narrow heel for a snugger fit.
  • Suggested sizing is approximately down 1/2 size from US street shoe size for men and down 1.5 to 2 full sizes for women.
  • Always measure you foot for accurate sizing.
  • True to sizing chart below.
Riedell Sizing Chart
Go up 1/2 size for boots on the Alpha last.
True to size for all other lasts.
Size Inches
J 6 5 3/16"
J 6.5 5 3/8"
J 7 5 1/2"
J 7.5 5 11/16"
J 8 5 7/8"
J 8.5 6"
J 9 6 3/16"
J 9.5 6 3/8"
J 10 6 1/2"
J 10.5 6 11/16"
J 11 6 7/8"
J 11.5 7"
J 12 7 3/16"
J 12.5 7 3/8"
J 13 7 1/2"
J 13.5 7 11/16"
1 7 7/8"
1.5 8"
2 8 3/16"
2.5 8 3/8"
3 8 1/2"
3.5 8 11/16"
4 8 7/8"
4.5 9"
5 9 3/16"
5.5 9 3/8"
6 9 1/2"
6.5 9 11/16"
7 9 7/8"
7.5 10"
8 10 3/16"
8.5 10 3/8"
9 10 1/2"
9.5 10 11/16"
10 10 7/8"
10.5 11"
11 11 3/16"
11.5 11 3/8"
12 11 1/2"
12.5 11 11/16"
13 11 7/8"
14 12 3/16"
15 12 1/2"
16 12 7/8"
BETA (D/D)
For The Following Boots:
R3 / 795 / Dash / 911 / 811 / 395

  • 395 D/D Last
  • Ball width: D
  • Heel width: D
  • Higher toe box height is best for squared off toes and can make boots feel larger.
  • Suggested sizing is approximately down 1/2 size from US street shoe size for men and down 1.5 to 2 full sizes for women.
  • Always measure you foot for accurate sizing.
  • True to sizing chart below.
DELTA (B/AA)
For The Following Boots:
In Stock: 495
Special Order Only: 1065 / 965 / 265 / 126 / 122


  • 965 B/AA Last
  • Ball width: B
  • Heel width: AA
  • Same proportions as Gamma last but with a more slender profile for narrower feet.
  • Suggested sizing is approximately down 1/2 size from US street shoe size for men and down 1.5 to 2 full sizes for women.
  • Always measure you foot for accurate sizing.
  • True to sizing chart below.
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Measure your foot length by simply standing on top of a ruler or tape measure.
  2. Find the size on the sizing chart to the left that corresponds to your size (see How to Measure box below).
  3. Determine the type of Riedell boot you want and see which last (sizing type) it has based on the two types below (395 and 248). The 395 last is true to the chart and you should go up 1/2 size for boots on the 248 last.

    For example, a person whose foot measured 10 3/16" would get a size 8.
WIDTH
Riedell is currently developing a new width chart for speed/derby boots which we will post here as soon as it's available. In the meantime know that the "larger" the letter the wider the boot. Most Riedell Boots come in a medium/wide (D) width. Some of the boots have the special split-last where they are wider (D) in the toe and more narrow (B) in the heel.
LOOSE OR SNUG?
It is generally recommended to go for a more snug (tighter) fit rather than a loose fit for playing derby. Remember that leather boots will stretch and form to your foot over time so if you are in between measurements for an 8 to and 9.5 for example, it would generally be recommended to go down to the size 8 and give it some time and let it stretch for a better more secure fit in the long run. You don't want it to be uncomfortably tight, though.