Need some help with determining the right size? Want to know how to care for your skates? Want to learn more about the different options of plates, boots and other skate parts? At THE Derby shop we're known for our knowledge and we love to share! Therefore, we've put together this info center so you can get started with learning everything you need to know!
Are you a rookie, just starting Roller Derby? Check out our Rookie Guide. Also check our blogs tagged with Beginner info, Skate Parts and Maintenance. Looking for specifics? Scroll down for some tech docs and size charts for skates and blocks.
If you still have questions, contact us!
Here we'll provide you with some useful how to's on how to care for your skates.
How to clean your bearings manual: English & Nederlands
For more info on bearing maintenance, check our blog about Clean Bearings.
Heat molding your boots
Video instruction for heat molding your Chaya boots, but also Luigino Vertigo boots, Bont boots, Mota boots and any other boot that is heat moldable:
Heat molding tutorial by Kid Block
Top tip: Don't leave the insole in the boot while heat molding them!
If you have specific spots that are causing you trouble, watch this video:
Spot molding your boots by Kid Block
Got some high-end skates? Check the underside every now and then. Read about pivot pins and maintenance in our blog. Read more about all the skate parts & how to care for them in our blog on skate anatomy.
How to find your skate size
The best way to determine your skate size is to measure your feet (both!) and write down the millimeters. See the image below for instructions, click for a bigger version.
Now you know how long both your feet are.
With this info you can check against the size chart of the skate of your choice. Keep in mind, no size chart is perfect, sizing of one brand or boot might be different from another brand or boot. And keep in mind your own preference regarding fit. Some like it tight, some like it (a little) more loose. Scroll further down for the size charts of specific brands.
Size Charts for Chaya
Click on the image for a bigger version.
Chaya Karma Pro
Chaya Vintage & Ruby derby
Size Charts for Moxi
Looking for the right size for your Moxi skates? The blog & video we made is a good place to start.
Moxi Beach Bunny & Panther skate:
Moxi Lolly / Jack:
187 Killer Pads Moxi Pad set:
Size chart for blocks: