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Old January 15th, 2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Twister 80 sizing

I want to share my experience with sizing and the twista 80. Inline skate website states to buy 1/2 size larger , many reviews and forums and YouTube comments say to go a whole size. Then you have the ones that state that it's true to shoe size. Coming from a perfectionist I want to say that I swapped out twisters 4 times before I nailed the right size. I am a 10.5 to 11 in shoe size so I bought a 10.5 mailed back for 11, mailed back for 11.5, still tight , mailed back for 12 and they are perfect. I am very picky and can assure you that once you find your true shoe size add a whole size. Half is tight to point of discomfort . Hope I've helped at least 1 person and share your experience if you have one , thanks .
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Old January 16th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #2
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The skates should pretty much heel to toe, but not force you to be uncomfortable. If its not tight the control goes down.

The thickness of socks work augments fit as well.
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Old January 21st, 2016, 12:05 AM   #3
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And, to add... because sizing and fit is subjective is personal to everyone, it should be based on foot dimensions, profile, and volume. Then adding for a sock is also of consideration, along with adding for full insert (ie. replacing the thin insole that comes with the skates). Many skaters have wide or high volume feet that will drive the sizing needs up. And, likewise lower volume narrow feet will dictate dropping sizes.

Out of curiosity, what is your actual foot size (length & width)relative to the size you opted for (sz 12). Shops should be providing this info to skaters before blindly letting them make sizing mistakes. We make point to contact customers and evaluate sizing with them prior to shipping to avoid exchanges.

I personally am a lower volume foot measuring 239mm x 90mm, and fit a twister 80 240 mondo pt. boot perfectly (women's shells are lower volume than men's shells).

This is typically where we begin with measuring & sizing assessment:
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