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Tips for purchasing kids skates

What can be harder than choosing your new skates? Having to figure out which skates to chose for your kiddo! 

When looking at children's skates, the J or JUV you will see listed on a skate size stands for Juvenile. Some children's shoes also call them Toddler sizes, this all means the same. This means if you are looking for a Toddler 13 it will be listed as a J13 on our site.

Kids sizes will start with sizes in Juv, like J10 or J13 then go to "kid" sizes like 1, 2, 3. 

Another helpful tip on skates for kids, if your child is in a kids 3, 4, 5 or 6 this is right on the cusp of an adult size, some children's skates will not go that large and you will have to purchase an adult size skate. 

Still not sure which size to go with? Many parents will chose to go up one size to give their kiddos a little bit more time to wear those skates. You can use thick or double socks to take up the extra space at first. Another great choice would be choosing an adjustable skate. Many adjustable skates will adjust 2-4 sizes, giving you a lot more time for your child to wear that skate. 

Still have more questions? Email us at email@rollerskatenation.com and we would be happy to help!