Skateboard Size guide

Daily Grind Skateboard Size Guide

What size skateboard deck should you start with?

Option 1. Base it on your shoe size.

In the list below, shoe sizes are in men’s US sizing and deck width measurements are in inches.
Size 2 to 5 – 7” up to 7.5” board
Size 6 to 9 – 7.5” up to 8.25” board
Size 9 and up – 8.25” board and wider

For the little ones who have a shoe size of 1 or smaller, we recommend a mini-board. These are shorter than standard boards and are usually around 7” wide.

Option 2. Base it on the type of skating you want to do.

Typically, more technical skaters who perform many flips, manuals and ledge tricks will skate a board width between 7.75” and 8.25”. Skateboarders who prefer to skate big bowls, handrails and down big stairs will usually skate a board width of 8.25” or wider.


Thinner boards are great for beginners as they are easier to steer and handle. Wider boards are great for transportation as they provide a larger, more stable platform to stand and balance on.
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