I received my ice hockey skates today. They are Bauer Vapor X05's in size 6 R. They are sort of wide. I heard in the Vapor lines that R's are equal to D's. That's why I assumed it didn't matter if I bought an R. Well when I put the skate on, my heel was properly locked (at least I think) BUT the sides of the skate didn't fully wrap around my foot securely. Also I have about an inch of toe room in the box. I'm a 6.5 in mens and a 7.5 in women's. I looked at the Vapor ice skate chart and went by my women's size (7.5) so which is equal to a 6 in mens. Should I have gone by my men size in shoes? How in the world are ice hockey skates supposed to fit?! (lol.) I'm obviously a "newb" to the sport. I've always wanted to play as I was little but my parents never let me because they were afraid I would get hurt. They view hockey as a "man's sport". I'm 19 and finally have a chance to play what i've always wanted to play, I enrolled in a women's hockey program which starts next week. It's about 2 hours away, well worth it for me. There aren't no pro ice hockey shops nearby where I live, it's rural. So it's a little hard to get IN PERSON help. I'm a little frustrated but i'm not easily giving up. I always go after what I want.