These skates are excellent. Brilliant Bauer quality, and a great design. They are really cheap. Believe me, you will pay over £100 for these in your local skate shop. Fit wise, they are great and really comfortable, ever after a long skate. I take a 5 - 6 in a shoe, so I took a size 5.5 in this skate. They fit fine, very comfortable. You want you feet to be snug and not floating around so I personally take a half size less than I would in a regular shoe. These boots are big, you don't want to hurt your ankles, so better to be a snug fit (I think so anyway). These skates are not at the top of the supreme range, but are not at the bottom either. My personal opinion is that there are very little differences with skates in this price range. It doesn't need to cost you the earth to get a great pair of skates. These skates will be ideal if you are a beginner or skate every now and again. I love these skates. I think that says it all.