Generally your skates should be one size smaller than your shoe size. For women, we recommend going down two sizes from your shoe size because the skates are mens sizes. The skates should fit snug and there should be no room for the foot to move inside of the skate. If you are unsure, please come early for your class and ask us for help. If you are struggling with inserting the foot, loosen the laces to allow the foot to slide in easier. Make sure to tighten all of the laces from toe to ankle before tying.