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Racewear Sizing. Measuring your size for Race Suits, Gloves & Boots

 

If you are purchasing a race suit, boots or gloves, the following information is to help you choose the correct sizes. We sell both Alpinestars and Sparco race wear, there are slight differences in their sizes which we will compare to help you choose between the two manufacturers.

 

RACE SUITS

 

Click here for the Alpinestars suit sizing chart 

Click here for the Sparco suit sizing chart

The above charts are exact measurements for both the different manufacturers. We have compiled a chart below to cross reference the two and to generalise the sizes.

 

How to measure -

 

HEIGHT: Easiest way is to stand up straight against a wall and ask someone to measure your height from the floor to the top of your head.

CHEST: Measure around the fullest part of your chest and under the arms, keeping the measuring tape horizontal.

WAIST: Measure around the natural waist line, above the hips, keeping the measuring tape horizontal.

HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, 20cm under the waist line making sure to keep the measuring tape horizontal.

INSEAM: Whilst standing against a wall, ask someone to measure from the crotch down to the floor, holding the tape close (but not on) your inside leg.

 

Alpinestars

Sparco

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Inseam

44

48

5ft 4in

33-35”

28-29”

34-35”

29-29.5”

46

50

5ft 6in

35-37”

29-31”

35-37”

30-30.5”

48

52

5ft 7in

37-38”

31-33”

37-39”

31-31.5”

50

54

5ft 9in

38-40”

33-34”

39-40”

31-32”

52

56

5ft 11in

40-41”

34-36”

40-42”

32-33”

54

58

6ft 0in

41-43”

36-37”

42-43”

33-33.5”

56

60

6ft 2in

43-44”

37-39”

43-45”

34-34.5”

58

62

6ft 4in

44-46”

39-41”

45-46”

35-35.5”

60

64

6ft 4in

46-48”

41-42”

46-48”

35-35.5”

62

66

6ft 6in

48-49”

42-44”

48-50”

35-36”

64

-

6ft 6in

49-51”

44-45”

50-51”

35-36”

66

-

6ft 7in

51-52”

45-46”

51-52”

36-36.5”

 

 

RACE BOOTS

 

There is no sizing chart for race boots. We recommend that you choose the size to the same European size as your normal shoes. We say European size because both Alpinestars and Sparco are European manufacturers and they size their boots in this way.

Remember; race boots are, by design, a slimmer, tighter fit than standard shoes so they will be a much closer fit than your regular shoes. There should be virtually no room at the end of your toes and you should be able to feel the boot “encasing” your foot when fully laced up.

The chart below cross references both Alpinestars and Sparco Euro sizes into UK sizes.

UK Size

Alpinestars (Euro)

Sparco (Euro)

3.5 

-

36

4

37

37

 4.5

-

-

5

38

38

 5.5

-

-

6

39

39

 6.5

40

40

7

40.5 

41

 7.5

41

-

8

42

42

 8.5

-

-

9

43

43

 9.5

-

44

10

44

-

10.5 

-

45

11

45.5 

46

 11.5

-

-

12

47

47

 12.5

-

48

13

-

-

 

 

RACE GLOVES

 

How to measure -

Measuring your hand for a pair of race gloves is pretty simple. You need to wrap the measuring tape around the palm of the hand, over the knuckles but excluding the thumb, as shown here:

 

 

Alpinestars Size

Hand (cm)

Hand (in)

S

18 - 19.5

7 - 7.6

M

19 - 21.5

7.4 - 8.5

L

21 - 23

8.3 - 9

XL

22.5 - 24 8.8 - 9

XXL

23 - 25.5

9 - 10

 

Sparco Size

Hand (cm)

Hand (in)

Number in glove

S

18 - 21.5

7 - 8.5

9

M

20 - 24

8 - 9.5

10

L

23 - 26.5

9 - 10.5

11

XL

25.9 - 29

10 - 11.5

12

XXL

28 - 32

11 - 12.5

13

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19th November 2019