Best Rollerblades for Wide Feet

Shopping for good inline skates and other types of rollerblades has always been a little confusing. But when it comes to choosing the best rollerblades for wide feet, the process tends to get even more challenging. For some reason, skate companies don’t indicate the width of their boots. They leave it all to you to figure out how roomy the skate is and whether it’ll fit you.

Here’s the truth — the most reliable way to choose wide-fitting inline skates is to measure your feet or get fitted at a skate shop. But not everyone can walk into a skate shop for professional boot-fitting advice. Plus, we all know there’s always a good deal to be had online if you look hard enough.

If you suspect your wide, flat feet are the result of a health-related issue, definitely talk to your doctor. But if your feet are wide than most due to other reasons, stay with me.

Because in this post, you’ll meet 5 inline skates that offer a wide fit so that you can pack your wide feet in there and roll around without getting pain and blisters each time.

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A quick Overview of My Top pick

The Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD Fitness Skates are a wide-fit pick with a soft-but-supportive construction design.
Best Wide fitting rollerblades for men and women
It has a pretty long aluminum frame, the longest frame on this list. This means it’s quite stable but not the nimblest when it comes to maneuverability. It’s a swappable lightweight aluminum frame, but it sits pretty high above the ground thanks to the skates’ 80mm Supreme wheels

Best of all? It runs wider than most rollerblades. And while the price point isn’t anywhere near cheap, I doubt that purchasing it will wipe you out financially. Plus, it lasts.

With a 274 mm frame, four 100mm 85A wheels, and a really good shock-dampening ability, there’s nothing too rough or bumpy for this skate. It’s the quintessential soft boot-style skate that prioritizes comfort while not acting like ankle support isn’t important.

Let’s now plunge right into my wide rollerblade reviews.

Top 3 Wide-fit Rollerblades: Comparison Table

Best Wide-fit Soft-Boot Pick

Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD Fitness Skates

Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD Fitness Skates
  • 4 durable Rollerblade Supreme wheels,100mm 85A
  • Stable (274mm) and detachable aluminum frames
  • Pretty fast, but has a properly positioned brake for safety
  • Speed laces for quick fastening
  • Decently supportive soft boots that get constant praise
  • SG9 bearings with butter-smooth rolls
Best for Urban

Rollerblade RB Pro X

Rollerblade RB Pro X
  • Twincam ILQ-7 Plus bearings that spin reasonably well
  • Insanely fast; don’t skate these if your stops are rusty
  • Decent quality Supreme wheels: 80mm, 85A
  • Nice-looking urban-styles wide-fitting rollerblades
  • Brake for safe riding
  • 243mm aluminum frame for nimbleness and maneuverability in tight spaces
Most Indestructible

Rollerblade RB Cruiser Unisex

Rollerblade RB Cruiser Unisex
  • 243mm extruded aluminum frame means great agility
  • Solidly built hard boots
  • Air vents for breathability
  • 80mm 80A wheels; quality could be better honestly
  • Rubber heel brake for safety
  • Smooth-rolling SG7 bearings (take care when going downhill!
  • Buy a size bigger because they’re cut smaller than most

1. Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD Fitness Skates (Best for Athletic Women & Men)

The Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD Women’s Fitness Inline Skates (for women, view the men’s version below) are performance-oriented women’s skate that also offers lots of comfort. Its soft boot construction pairs with its woven and mesh-like boot for enhanced breathability.
Wide-feet womens rollerbladesThe shell is supportive, but not very. These are soft boots, after all. And the 274mm 3WD Twinblade aluminum frame is light and more stable than that on the Cruiser or RB 80 Pro models (because it’s longer at 274mm vs. 243mm.

Comfort and performance-wise, the Rollerblade Macroblade 100 3WD wins out compared to the RB Pro and Cruiser models. Also, the Macroblade 100 uses speed laces instead of traditional laces, saving you seconds when strapping them onto your broad feet.

Small wonder this fitness skate comes in at a higher price point. But don’t worry, it’s still within affordable limits for most folks.

Also Read: Best Rollerblades for Bumpy Surfaces

The boot looks like a mesh athletic shoe that breathes great. These guys are built for skaters who crave comfort mixed with a decent amount of performance. And if you have wide feet, you’ll find that this boot fits better than you’d imagined. View Men’s Macroblade 100 3WD Skates below.

Men's wide-fit inline skates
Men’s version of the Macroblade 100 3WD Adult Fitness Skates

It’s a soft boot, and you should expect it to stretch quite a bit. When it stretches, you get a bit of extra room for your flesh-packed feet. If these guys don’t squeeze my 4″+ wide feet, they should work for most skaters with wider feet.

Super-fast 100mm Round-profile Wheels with SG9

With 85A/100mm wheels that have a round/elliptical profile and a lightweight 274mm 3WD aluminum performance frame, you can’t ask for a faster or more stable skate.

There’s a huge performance difference between 80mm and 100mm wheels. And when the 100mm wheels in the equation are Rolerblade’s Supreme wheels with SG9 bearings with a smooth, long roll, what you get is an extremely fast skate.

These thin, elliptical wheels face little roll resistance. And the edges couldn’t be smoother and more precise than that. Thankfully, there’s a rubber heel brake, too. Plus speed laces for easier, faster lacing.

Did you say you’ve yet to master balance on rollerblades? Don’t buy these skates…because 100mm Supreme wheels on SG9 bearings are speed devils! And because the wheels are 20mm taller than what I consider beginner rollerblade wheels (80mm),

A Longer Frame for More Stability

This 10.8″/274mm big-wheel frame is considerably longer compared to the 243mm frames we saw on the RB Cruiser and RB Pro X skates. But the frame isn’t too long that you can’t turn quickly enough to dodge a car or a pedestrian.

Take care when doing crossovers, though. Because it’s easy to trip on the heel of the “riding” skate. The front wheel sticks out a tad because the frame is long.

The frame sits quite high off the ground, though. Your rides might feel unstable before you get used to riding at that lofty position. But the frame is quite sturdy. And long, which translates to a decent amount of stability.

It’s the kind of frame you want under your feet when bombing down slopes at speed. And it doesn’t flex at speed, something that can quickly ruin your evening session on wheels. You can stride as hard as you like without worrying about losing stability and possibly crashing.

Spoked Wheel Hub

The spoked wheel hub may not be the best option for heavier riders, but there’s nothing weak about these synthetic spokes. For the money, you’re getting a high-performance tri-skate that announces to everyone that you’re a serious skater.

New skaters should probably stay away from this skate, though. Unless the noob is super confident and possesses lots of innate balance and skating ability.

Pros

  • Tall thin wheels built for speed
  • Supreme wheels that last
  • A pretty long aluminum frame that builds stability into the skate’s design
  • Brake included for safety
  • Breathes great
  • Soft boots that prioritize comfort while not neglecting support

Cons

  • Insanely fast, beginners probably shouldn’t ride these!
  • Definitely not a bargain counter deal

2. FR FRX 80 Freeride & Slalom Skates (Best for Slalom)

When it comes to skating found street obstacles, bobbing and weaving in and out of snarled city traffic, or swiftly skating slalom courses full of cones, the FRX 80 is a dependable companion.
FR Skates FRX Black 80 2022 Inline Skates for FreerideWhat’s more, this inline skate from Seba offers enough room at the toe box so you can pack your hefty feet in there. Just so you know, FRX Skates used to be Seba Skates pre-2016.

A Solid Hard-boot Construction

Even though the FRX 80 features 80mm wheels just like its soft-boot counterparts the RB 80 Pro and RB Cruiser, its overall build is more solid.

The cuffs are high and seriously supportive. And the hard outer shell provides lots of lateral support. Together, these components add up to lots of ankle support. You get the kind of reliable ankle support that enables you to make swift, twisty maneuvers at speed.

A Short, Agile Aluminum Frame

The frame measures 243mm in length, which means it’s very short and makes for competition-level agility and maneuverability. The 45-degree middle power strap keeps your heel nicely and securely locked in, and there’s zero heel lift. And the traditional lacing lets you customize the fit however you want.

But, Don’t Tighten the Top Strap Too Much

While the buckle-equipped top strap works, it could use some design improvement.

When hubby strapped on these and tapped the heel onto the concrete, he got a pretty tight fit. However, after strolling around town for like 30 minutes, he got cut up pretty bad. It seems to us that FX skates should tweak this otherwise terrific rollerblade buckle strap’s design a bit.

Fortunately, loosening up the buckle-operated top strap while tightening the traditional laces and middle strap solved the problem.

If you like this skate enough and decide to spring for it, I suggest that you skate with the top strap a tad loose while the other closure systems stay nice and snug.

As far as fit, measure your feet, get the length in millimeters, and use the model’s FR’s official size chart to calculate your size. That said, the skate fits true to size. And if you’re not into slalom inline skating where a performance fit would be more desirable, ordering a half-size bigger would be OK.

Here’s another tip if you have a voluminous pair of feet: remove the insoles to create more roomy between the top of your foot and the ceiling/top of the boot. 

Performance-wise, the FRX skate wins hands down compared to the options below due to its super-solid boot design. And hard boots can last pretty long. I also like that these guys are available at quite a reasonable price point.

Pros

  • Well-made and long-lasting
  • Good for stealing the show at slalom courses
  • Aluminum frame
  • Fit true to size

Cons

  • Wide-fitting, but not for the widest of feet

3. Rollerblade RB Pro X Urban Skates (Also Good)

Like the RB Cruiser reviewed above, the Rollerblade RB Pro X Skates offer a supportive molded outer shell and a 243mm extruded aluminum frame that translates into serious maneuverability.

The urban-profile wheels are paired with Twincam ILQ-7 Plus bearings that roll reasonably fast. And shock absorption works great. But the wheels have nice graphics vs. plain black wheels on the Cruiser model.
Rollerblade RB Pro X Unisex Adult Fitness Inline SkateThe wheels are Rollerblade’s famous Supreme wheels at 80mm/85A. How fast are these wheels and bearings? Very fast! If you’re new to rollerblading, I’d say stay away from these speed monsters.

Hydrogen Wheels vs Supreme Wheels

Wondering what’s the difference between Rollerblade’s Supreme Wheels vs. Hydrogen wheels? Rollerblade’s Supreme wheels are cheaper, have a narrower contact patch, and have a fuller, more rounded profile compared to Hydrogen wheels. Both Hydrogen and Supreme wheels are long-lasting, but the Hydrogens give skaters a smoother roll compared to the Supremes.

They sure have a brake, but I insist that you master stopping before strapping these speed demons onto your wide feet. Be even more careful when bombing hills…because these skates won’t be rolling down the slope; they’ll rocket you downhill!

Being short makes this sturdy frame agile and maneuverable, but at speed, you might notice speed wobbles which isn’t surprising with 80mm wheels. And I’ve heard a few tall skaters saying a 243mm frame with a 4x80mm wheelset feels somewhat unstable.

Me? That wasn’t my experience, but I’m not very tall. Plus, I know quite a few people who’re 6 feet tall or taller and use 243mm frames quite comfortably. Maybe height has nothing to do with it. I suspect the skating technique of those who said their skate felt unstable could use some work.

Also, the skates absorb shocks and vibrations well, but that’s expected of any decent urban skate. You can ride stairs out on the town, jump over obstacles, and perform tricks. Reminder: even though these skates come with a heel brake for safety, don’t glide around on these if you’ve not perfected your stops.

Best of all, the RB Pro X rollerblades accommodate beefy feet comfortably well. My foot measures 26cm/260mm in length and is slightly wider than 4 inches, which means I have wide feet. And these skates fit like a glove.

I suggest that you use the Mondopoint size guide below and order accordingly. The skate fits true to size, just like its sibling the RB urban cruiser above. If you’re a woman (I like to think I’m a girl) like yours truly, remember to choose your skates 1 size smaller. These are unisex skates BTW.

At that price, you’re getting a decent urban skate that performs quite well. The skate in the picture above is mondo size 220 which translates to US women size 5.

Pros

  • Come with good wheels: Supreme wheels
  • Super fast skates for speed junkies
  • Decently vented for breathability
  • Material quality good and parts replaceable
  • Contact patch isn’t too narrow
  • They’re colorfully cute: warm red frames, black/red wheels, black cuff, light-colored forefront, and orange laces

Cons

  • Too fast for a beginner
  • Price point could be lower

4. Rollerblade RB Cruiser Adult Fitness Unisex Skates (for Casual Urban Skating)

The Rollerblade RB Cruiser Adult Fitness Unisex Skates are a good pair of affordable inline skates with a wide fit for casual urban skating. But it seems to me that Rollerblades cut these boots small, so definitely size up.
Rollerblade RB Cruiser Unisex Adult Fitness Inline SkateBy the way, these are unisex. And unisex in this case basically means they’re in men’s sizes. Definitely get a size smaller if you’re a gal.

Do you know what makes these wide-fitting inline boots unique? It’s how solid and indestructible they feel. It’s like you’re rolling around on a pair of bomb-proof skates! I bet these guys will last you many seasons.

The 243mm extruded aluminum frame makes for insane maneuverability and turning ability, and the 80mm urban profile Rollerblade wheels make stopping and turning even easier. And good rubber shock absorbers dampen impacts from stair rides, jumps, and tricks. 

The unisex Rollerblade RB Cruiser is what to choose if you intend to mostly skate casually out on the town. It’s an urban-style skate with a molded-shell construction that makes for decent ankle support. Most importantly, this skate fits wide feet better than most.

The inner liner is removable, too, and there’s a couple of air vents on the boot, which means these skates breathe pretty well. But breathability isn’t something skaters think about a lot when choosing skates.

It’s pretty much a fitness skate, and they are quite comfortable. They’re more comfortable than your typical hard-shell urban-profile inline skate.

Being an urban skate, this boot offers rubber-based shock-absorption capabilities so that you can jump over and off of stuff out on the town without killing your feet.

The 80A 80mm wheels have a classic urban profile. I’m talking about bullet-profile wheels with a strong nylon core. Combine that with the skate’s 243mm frame, and you have badass rollerblades that maneuver around cars, people, and objects stealthily and smoothly.

Be ready to replace the wheels soon as they won’t last long though. Because they’re really soft.

Also, the skate features a rubber heel brake which comes in handy if your stops are somewhat rusty. Oh, and don’t grind that brake past that little wear limit line. Here’s how to replace inline skate brakes when it comes time to do so.

Isn’t that 243mm Extruded Aluminum Frame too Short?

Perhaps you think that the 243mm extruded aluminum frame with a 4 x 80mm wheel setup would be too short for you. Maybe that’s because you, like my husband, are tall and are a size 28cm/280mm mondo size in skates. Amazon didn’t have his size, so he ordered directly from Rollerblade.

Well, the skates felt somewhat squirrely during the first few sessions. But after getting used to them, he found that he could turn on a dime and literally avoid death.

The frame is really sturdy, and it didn’t flex much at all at speed.  Also, you can swap out the frame down the road and put in a longer frame with bigger wheels for even better performance. There’s nothing better than skates you can upgrade down the road.

Don’t Fly Down Hills On These Urban Skates

Don’t use these skates for skating downhill at 50mph. They’re 80mm wheels, after all, and smaller wheels tend to get quite unstable at speed. But you’ll love how fast and reactive these skates are thanks to the SG7 bearings. They’re durable, too.

That said, they’re not like the finest of the finest urban-style fitness skates that can be had. But they’re worth the money if you ask me.

Pros

  • Have a solid, indestructible feel
  • Extruded aluminum frame
  • Unisex, order a size smaller if you’re a female
  • Air vents on the boot for breathability
  • Great for rolling around for fitness reasons

Cons

  • They feel quite heavy
  • Run small, definitely buy a size larger
  • Wheels are pretty soft and require replacement after a while

5. Seba CJ Wellsmore Carbon Pro (Best for Aggressive Skating)

Do you like skating ledges, jumping off objects at parks and out on the street, grinding on rails, and performing amazing bowl stunts but have wide feet?

I encourage you to check out the Seba CJ Wellsmore Carbon Pro. Because it’s one of the widest aggressive skates out there. It’s a unisex skate, meaning it comes in men’s sizing. Definitely go down 1 size if you’re female.

These carbon rollerblades are well-made, and the boot itself looks pretty much like a regular inline skate boot. That means it’s not rock-hard as other aggressive skating boots are.

But this doesn’t mean it’s not supportive. Just a little less so, but the upside is the increased comfort you get thanks to the breathable Seba liner.

A Versatile Aggressive Inline Skate

Its boot design makes the skate versatile. You can use it at skate parks and feel completely at home. And when it comes to skating found obstacles out on the streets, you can use this skate without everyone thinking, “those skates look weird.”

Even though it’s partly a soft boot, it offers decent ankle support while allowing for enough ankle articulation so you can push your skating to the limits.

It combines the foot-comforting reputation of a soft boot and the performance-focused attitude of an aggressive skate. The result is a hybrid skate that lets you mesmerize beginners at local skate parks and curious strangers out on the streets.

A 260mm Reinforced Polypropylene Composite Fiberglass Frame

At 260mm, the composite/fiberglass frame is short enough for maneuverability while not sacrificing too much stability. My husband did test these aggressive skates, and they were as solid a performer as he’d hoped.

Two small hard wheels on either side of the grinding block/groove guide his grinds super smoothly. This anti-rocker frame fits small wheels in the 60 mm-64 mm size range. But the wheels it comes with are 60mm in diameter at 88A. They’re nice and hard, and with ABEC 9 bearings driving them, they’re incredibly nimble.

And while the wheels have a rounder rather than a square-lipped profile, they have a wide enough contact patch so you can keep your balance after every big jump.

We’ve skated wheels that required tons of trick-landing precision, but these 88A Wellsmore wheels aren’t that demanding. The wheel profile allows you a bit of margin for error when landing tricky tricks (pun intended).

It’s a UFS CJ Frame

There’s nothing praiseworthy about this skate’s frame being UFS. All aggressive skates come with a UFS frame (Universal Frame System). That means you can swap this frame out and mount any other kind of aggressive skate frame.

You can put in smaller or bigger wheels up to 64mm. And if you ever want to skate really tall wheels such as 80mm wheels, all you’d have to do is put in a big-wheel aggressive inline frame. With that many opportunities to spice up and vary your ride experience, you’ll keep boredom at bay…forever.

The Soleplate

Well, there’s nothing special about the soleplate. But this soleplate is tough enough and held up pretty well after the roughest, most demanding skating over the testing period.

It’s been months now since my hubby started squeezing fun out of these skates. But the soleplate refuses to be broken by even the mightiest impacts.

Then there’s the Seba H-block. This removable component is designed to let you effortlessly lock onto waiting ledges and rails while performing gnarly bowl stunts. It’s made to take abuse, and it didn’t disappoint.

Pros

  • Tough, removable Seba H-block
  • Comfier than most aggro inline skates
  • Comes with an anti-rocker UFS frame
  • Smooth & fast ABEC 9 bearings

Cons

  • Not for beginners (because skating aggro ain’t for new skaters

How to Choose Wide-Feet Rollerblades

Choosing wide-fitting rollerblades can be extremely confusing because skate makers don’t tell the end user how wide their boots are. And contacting them isn’t always a productive use of one’s time. In the end, the only way to know which inline skates and brands provide a wide fit.

In this wide inline skate buying guide, you’ll learn what to look for when shopping. You’ll learn how to measure your feet, calculate your mondo point size, and determine whether indeed you have wide feet. You’ll fully understand (hopefully) how to select a skate that would work for your high-volume feet.

But first things first…

Flintstone Feet Are Becoming More Common

According to Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurless, a podiatrist at Healthyfeetstore.com, flat (usually wider) feet are becoming more common. This foot expert believes these Fred Flintstone feet are happening mostly because many folks are spending an awful lot of time indoors barefoot or in flip-flops.

But you don’t need to be a work-from-home peep to have wide, flat feet. Some people are born with wide feet. Also, gaining weight or getting older can lead to fallen arches.

Also, a condition such as edema can lead to high-volume feet. Pregnancy is another known situation that leads to swollen feet. But do you really want to skate when pregnant?

And, did you know that wearing tight-fitting shoes can cause your feet to widen aside from giving you nasty bunions and corns? You’d think tighter shoes would lead to smaller feet, but what happens is the exact opposite of what you’d expect.

The wide-fit inline skate recommendations given in this post are for inline skaters who naturally have wide feet.

It’s OK to Have Wide Feet, But It Can Also Be Painful

Having wide feet is OK, and there’s nothing to worry about in most cases. Unless there’s something to worry about, in which case you should stop reading this post and talk to someone who can give you proper advice.

But having a pair of Fred Flinstone-like feet can be a real pain when it comes to shopping for inline skates. With regular shoes, measuring your feet and using the manufacturer’s model-specific size chart often works. That said, many people with high-volume feet have ended up with shoes or skates that squeezed every trace of comfort out of the skating session. All they got was pain, discomfort, and regrets.

Sizing regular sneakers isn’t always an easy process if you have fatter, wider feet, but…

Sizing Inline Skates Gets Even More Challenging

However, things aren’t as easy when it comes to buying inline skates for urban skating, aggressive skating, slalom, fitness skating, or whatever. That’s because makers of these boots usually don’t label their skates as having a specific width measurement. If you’re a size E or EE, 4E wide, or even wider, chances are that you won’t find 4E rollerblades or whatever width you are.

But that doesn’t mean all inline skates on the market are the same size lengthwise or widthwise. Skate designers don’t meet and agree on what sizing system to use for their products. That’s why skate sizing varies from brand to brand. In fact, size also varies from model to model even within the same skate brand.

Measuring Your Feet is the Most Accurate Approach

While many people can just order their regular shoe size and get skates that fit like a glove, that’s not true for everyone. Many skaters have had to return skates that fit way off than they’d hoped.

For that reason, the best and most dependable way for deciding what skate size would work for you is to measure your feet. So, how do you measure your feet correctly for sizing inline skates?

How to Measure Foot Length and Width for Sizing Inline Skates

It’s a simple and easy process, one that shouldn’t take more than 1 minute.

So, find a piece of blank white paper and a sharpened pencil. Then, walk to a solid surface such as a wood floor or a concrete surface.

Don’t stand on your carpet or any kind of surface that moves when measuring your feet. Why? Because you’ll end up with inaccurate foot measurements. Please remember that.

Place the piece of paper perpendicular to a wall, one edge touching the base. Then, stand on the paper (with one foot) with the heel touching the wall.

Then, take a pencil and trace out the outline of your foot. As you trace out the outline, be sure to keep the pencil perpendicular to the paper. The reason you should hold the pencil perfectly upright is that it’s the only way to avoid tracing underneath the foot.

Now, take a ruler or a dressmaker’s tape and measure the distance between the edge of the paper to the longest toe. That’s your foot length.

Next, measure the distance across the paper at the widest area. That should be around the forefoot. That’s your foot width. Finally, repeat the process for the other foot and record the numbers somewhere.

What Measurement Should You Use, Right or Left Foot Measurement?

You now have two sets of numbers, one for the right foot and the other for the left one. Now, find a universal size chart and see what size your numbers calculate into. In most cases, choosing the recommended size should work across skate brands.

But you have right-foot measurements and left-foot measurements. So, what measurements should you rely on when calculating the right skate size for your feet? Take the larger width measurement as your width number and the larger length measurement as your true foot length.

Usually, the difference in size between the right and left foot isn’t significant. But if the longer foot surpasses the other by 1.5″ or longer or if the width difference seems too big, talk to your doctor. You probably need custom skates/shoes, one larger than the other.

“Choose Your Regular Shoe Size” Doesn’t Always Work

While gathering research for this post, I came across lots of dissatisfied folks who felt the traditional advice “order your inline skates in your usual sneaker size” wasn’t very reliable.

OK, most of the skates I’ve worn were in my regular shoe size, US size 9 or 8 in some skates. But this skate fit advice hasn’t always worked for my husband.

So, what works for him and most inline skaters? Using a ski size chart to choose rollerblades. This is what works for almost everyone nearly all of the time. Typically, ski makers use the Mondopoint fit system.

The Mondo fit system lets you use your longer foot’s centimeter measurements to calculate the right skate size. What’s more, the mondo ski boot size chart enables you to easily do size conversions. 

For example, if your foot measures 28cm long, the mondo size chart recommends that you choose size 10 inline skates. And if you want a performance fit (are you a speed skater?), the chart suggests sizing down to size 9. And that makes complete sense because the performance fit typically is a full size smaller than the comfort fit in most ski boots and skates.

Below is a Mondopoint size chart for sizing ski boots as well as inline skates.

Mondopoint Size and Conversion Chart

Do you remember me suggesting that you should use a universal size chart when sizing your inline skates? The Mondopoint chart below should do the job. Remember, it’s best to follow the specific manufacturer’s model-specific size chart where it’s been established their charts are accurate. But where confusion reigns or where you don’t completely trust a certain skate maker’s size chart, you’ll find the resource below useful.

Mondopoint Comfort Fit Mondopoint Performance Fit US Men Size/Unisex US Women Size UK Size
22 21 4 5 3
22.5 21.5 4.5 5.5 3.5
23 22 5 6 4
23.5 22.5 5.5 6.5 4.5
24 23 6 7 5
24.5 23.5 6.5 7.5 5.5
25 24 7 8 6
25.5 24.5 7.5 8.5 6.5
26 25 8 9 7
26.5 25.5 8.5 9.5 7.5
27 26 9 10 8
27.5 26.5 9.5 10.5 8.5
28 27 10 11 9
28.5 27.5 10.5 11.5 9.5
29 28 11 12 10
29.5 28.5 11.5 12.5 10.5
30 29 12 n/a 11
30.5 29.5 12.5 n/a 11.5
31 30 13 n/a 12
31.5 30.5 13.5 n/a 12.5
32 31 14 n/a 13
32.5 31.5 14.5 n/a 13.5
33 32 15 n/a 14
33.5 32.5 15.5 n/a 14.5
34 33 16 n/a 15

Source: Evo.com

How Do You Know You Have Wide Feet?

If your actual foot width measurement is wider than what’s considered standard width for your regular shoe size, you have wide feet. For example, if you’re a size 9 US Men and your foot width is over 3 5/16″, you’re officially in the wide-width territory.

And if you’re a size 9 US Women and your foot width exceeds 3 11/16″, you have wider-than-normal feet. In other words, your foot width is supposed to be proportionate to your foot length. If there’s too much width for each unit length, your feet are wider than most.

Use the foot size chart below to determine if you have wide feet. The size chart is in US shoe size. I’m sorry if that inconveniences you in some way.

US Men Shoe Size vs. Foot Width Size Guide

US Men Size Narrow/C D/Average Width Wide/E
6 3 5/16″ 3 1/2″ 3 11/16″
6.5 3 5/16″ 3 5/8″ 3 3/4″
7 3 3/8″ 3 5/8″ 3 3/4″
7.5 3 3/8″ 3 11/16″ 3 15/16″
8 3 1/2″ 3 3/4″ 3 15/16″
8.5 3 5/8″ 3 3/4″ 4″
9 3 5/8″ 3 15/16″ 4 1/8″
9.5 3 11/16″ 3 15/16″ 4 1/8″
10 3 3/4″ 4″ 4 3/16″
10.5 3 3/4″ 4 1/8″ 4 5/16″
11 3 3/4 4 1/8″ 4 5/16″
11.5 3 15/16″ 4 3/16″ 4 3/8″
12 4″ 4 5/16″ 4 3/8″
12.5 4 1/8″ 4 5/16″ 4 1/2″
13 4 1/8″ 4 5/16″ 4 5/8″
13.5 4 3/16″ 4 3/8″ 4 3/4″

US Women Shoe Size vs. Foot Width Size Guide

US Women Size Narrow/AA B/Average Width C/D/Wide E/EE/Extra Wide
5 2 13/16″ 3 3/16″ 3 9/16″ 3 15/16″
5.5 2 7/8″ 3 1/4″ 3 5/8″ 4 “
6 2 15/16″ 3 5/16″ 3 11/16″ 4 1/16″
6.5 3″ 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″ 4 1/8″
7 3 1/16″ 3 7/16″ 3 13/16″ 4 3/16″
7.5 3 1/8″ 3 1/2″ 3 7/8″ 4 1/4″
8 3 3/16″ 3 9/16″ 3 15/16″ 4 5/16″
8.5 3 1/4″ 3 5/8″ 4″ 4 3/8″
9 3 3/8″ 3 11/16″ 4 1/16″ 4 7/16″
9.5 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″ 4 3/16″ 4 1/2″
10 3 7/16″ 3 3/4″ 4 3/16″ 4 9/16″
10.5 3 1/2″ 3 7/8″ 4 1/4″ 4 5/8″
11 3 9/16″ 3 5/16″ 4 5/16″ 4 11/16″
12 3 11/16″ 4 1/16″ 4 7/16″ 4 13/16″

How Should Inline Skates Fit?

Inline skates are supposed to fit pretty much like regular sneakers. Too often, skaters think they need bigger skates when what they have is actually the right size. That said, recreational inline skates are designed to fit quite snugly while fitness and other performance-oriented skates should have an even tighter fit (a performance fit).

How do you know you have the right size inline skates? When in the usual skating position with your knees slightly bent, there shouldn’t be too much wiggle room in front of your toes. And when you’re standing normally, your toes should barely touch the front of your skates. If your toes are pushing against the front of the skate or stay curled when you’re standing, get bigger skates. And if the boot is too roomy when you’re in the naturally skating position, definitely get smaller rollerblades. Also, you shouldn’t experience any pressure points or hot spots during skating. Additionally, your heels shouldn’t lift at all after you’ve laced up your skates securely. Instead, your heels should stay locked in comfortably in the heel pocket. 

What If You’re In Between Sizes?

If you’re in between inline skate sizes, size down. Far too many skaters size up when they should be sizing down. Inline skates are designed to give you a tighter fit than regular shoes. If it feels like they’re somewhat tighter than your regular shoes feel, don’t return them.

Instead, skate them hard and break them in, and they’ll get slightly roomier and comfier with use. Most shoes stretch a little and become more spacious after repeated use, and the same goes for inline skates, especially soft boot skates.

That said, it makes sense to read product reviews before purchasing just in case the skate manufacturer got the sizing all wrong. I’ve bought skates whose size chart was way off to the extent I had to send the poorly fitting skates back and order two sizes bigger. Well, that sucks if you have to pay shipping fees.

Women’s vs. Men’s Skate Sizing

Women and men were created equal, and they’re equal in pretty much all senses, but not when it comes to foot size. Women’s feet have different anatomy than men’s feet, and that’s something to keep in mind when shopping around for rollerblades.

Naturally, women’s feet are smaller and narrower than men’s. A men’s skate size 7 US or whichever sizing system would be larger and wider than a women’s US size 7. Conclusion: it’s best to go for women’s inline skates if you’re a woman or are buying for a young girl.

Can Women Rollerblade in Men’s Inline Skates?

Yes, a female inline skater whose feet are wider than standard women’s sizes can definitely ride in men’s inline skates. However, one thing to remember is that you should choose a skate that is 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your regular size.

For example, if you’re a US women size 9 and are interested in a men’s skate, buy them in size 8 or 7.5 depending on how the specific skate model fits. If the skate you’re eyeing runs small, go 1 size up. And if it runs a little bigger, go down 1 and a half sizes.

What Brands Offer Wide-Fitting Inline Skates?

Are there brands that offer some of their inline skates in wide sizes? Yes, companies such as Rollerblade, Seba, USD VII, and THEM have a reputation for fitting wide feet. And while K2 skates tend to have a narrow-ish fit, the K2 Unnatural aggressive inline skates run wide.

If you’ve not already read my wide-fitting rollerblade reviews above, I suggest that you visit that section after you’re done devouring the information in this buying guide. In the end, though, the best way to determine if a pair of skates will work for your flat, wide feet is to order an option that runs wide and try it on for fit.

Be sure to buy from someone (Amazon?) with a generous return policy. Of course, you want to stay away from shady skate brands whose customer service sucks. I’m talking about all those unknown brands Amazon and other online platforms are choking on, those who make you jump through all kinds of hoops if you decide a skate.

What’s Your Skating Style?

How do you skate? Do you mostly skate aggro? Maybe you’re a beginner looking for a low-cost recreational inline skate. Or you’re a speed skater or freestyle slalom skater who carries more about performance than comfort. Perhaps you’re a decent inline hockey skater who needs agile rollerblades that are also supportive.

Generally, if you skate casually, you can choose skates that provide a little extra room. But if you’re all about speed, jumps, and tricks, go for skates that offer you a performance fit. A performance fit is one that’s noticeably tighter. Many brands these days offer their skates in both comfort fit and performance fit.

Here’s one thing to keep in mind: inline hockey skates fit a bit differently than other rollerblades. For that reason, I decided to dedicate an entire section to how to size inline hockey skates, especially if you have wide feet. 

How to Size Inline Hockey Skates When Your Feet Are Wide

Unlike other skates, inline hockey skates are supposed to fit like ice skates. When shopping for other rollerblades, you can order in your regular sneaker size. But when it comes to sizing inline hockey skates, you should generally choose 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your regular size. Since this post is about choosing wide-fitting rollerblades, I’ll now focus on what you need to know before purchasing hockey skates.

3 Different Inline Hockey Skate Fits

When choosing inline hockey skates, you’re choosing between three kinds of fit namely:

  • Low-volume fit
  • Medium-volume fit
  • High-volume

Let’s now look at each fit. It’s time to refer to the foot width measurements we obtained above. Before you learn what each skate fit is like, let’s do a bit of basic math here.

Length-to-Width Ratio

Let’s assume your length measurement for the longer foot was 28cm (yes, measuring your length in cm is what skate fit experts recommended). Let’s also pretend that the foot’s width was 11cm. At this point, you need to calculate your foot’s length-to-width ratio.

Now, take the length of each foot and divide it by that foot’s measured width. In our example, the ratio would be 28/11 = 2.54 or 2.5. If that’s you, you’re in the medium-volume/wide-feet category as per the width chart below.

Width Ratio  Corresponding Skate Fit
Less than 2.5 High-volume: Wide forefoot, deep heel
2.5-3.0 Medium-volume: standard heel & forefoot
Greater than 3.0 Low-volume: Shallow heel & narrow forefoot

High-Volume/Wide-feet Skate Fit

So your width ratio came to 2.5 from our little width ratio calculation above. That places you in the medium-volume, standard heel, standard forefoot fit category.

What if the width was 11.5cm instead of 11cm? In this case, the width ratio would be 2.43. And that number would now place you in the high-volume, wide forefoot, deep heel fit category.

But since 2.43 is only slightly smaller than 2.5, you may want to order a medium-volume skate in EE width. That’d give you a wide, comfy skate in a performance fit.

Medium-Volume Fit/Medium-width Skate Fit

If your width ratio came to anywhere between 2.5 and 3, you’d be in the medium-volume category. This is the fit category where most inline hockey players belong. That’s because the vast majority of players and everyone else has standard-width feet.

By the way, only 25 percent of the population has wide feet. But wait, that’s over 83,000,000 Americans. That is, 1 in every 4 inline hockey players and everyone else has wide feet.

What if your width ratio is slightly less than 3.0? In this situation, choosing a pair of rollerblades with a low-volume fit in EE width would be a smart idea.

And if your width ratio was slightly above 2.5, it would make sense to pick up medium-volume skates in extra-width width/EE width. Alternatively, go with high-volume rollerblades in standard width (D width).

Low-Volume/Narrow-Feet Skate Fit

If your width ratio calculation worked out to 3.0 or greater, that would mean you have a narrow forefoot and a shallow, narrow heel. What if the number came to 3.1? In this case, you would have two options. Either choose a medium-volume skate in D width or opt for an extra-wide, low-volume inline skate.

Soft Boot or Hard-boot Skates?

If you’re planning on doing mostly recreational skating, go with a soft boot. Generally, soft boots offer more comfort than hard boots. Also, soft boots stretch more than hard boots, and that makes them a viable option for skaters with wider feet. Actually, my top pick is a soft boot. Read up on the Macroblade 100 3WD above.

The downside to soft boots is that many are made out of basic components. Expect a plastic frame, poor plasticky wheels, crappy bearings, and whatnot. But your checkbook will love how good you’re at spending money. Also, ankle support isn’t particularly great.

Hard-boot inline skates, on the other hand, provide great support and the cuff tends to be higher than in soft-boot skates. And while some hard boots have 80mm wheels, many have 90 mm-125 mm wheels compared to 80mm wheels for most entry-level soft boots.

If you want a faster skate that offers great ankle support, something tough enough to take all kinds of jumps and tricks, choose a hard boot.

Frame Length and Number of Wheels

I believe I’ve exhaustively covered how to choose frames for inline skates elsewhere on this site. I’ve also written a solid guide on how to choose good inline wheels. So, there’s no need to repeat myself here; I’ll just summarize everything.

If you’ll be doing lots of street skating or twisty, turny stuff like slalom, go for a short-framed skate. Also, if you’ll do mostly rough-surface skating, go for a moderately short frame, one that’ll enable you to turn easier. But if you’re into fitness, performance, or speed skating, you’d be best served by picking up wide-fitting frames with a considerably long frame.

Shorter frames give you more maneuverability while longer ones give more stability. And, higher frames are less stable compared to lower frames.

You can have 2-5 or even 6 wheels on your rollerblades. For slalom, recreational, and fitness inline skating, four-wheel configurations are pretty common. For urban skating/freestyle/street skating, 3-wheeled skates/tri skates are quite common. As for speed skating/marathons, 4-5x 110mm wheel setups are typical.

Bigger wheels accelerate slower than smaller wheels but keep rolling longer. But bigger wheels increase your center of gravity, reducing overall stability.

What About the Price?

Of course, the best wide-fit rollerblades you can buy are what your budget can accommodate. But understand this: with inline skates, you get your money’s worth in most cases. Some wide-fitting options can cost you as little as under $150 while some top-end choices can set you back over $500. That said, you should be able to get decent wide skates for between $200-$500.

Final Thoughts on Choose Wide Rollerblades

Skate manufacturers rarely state what width their skates come in, and that causes quite a bit of confusion for people of all skating abilities. That said, reading reviews written by other skaters like us can point you in the right direction.

All of the options reviewed above have a wider forefoot/wider toe box than most. While all 5 recommendations above are decent choices, the Macroblade 100 3WD came out on top.

In the end, the only way to know if they’ll fit you is to measure your feet, calculate the correct size, and pull the trigger. And if it doesn’t fit, return it and order a smaller or bigger size…and let’s go skating!