It should be noted that not always (and in fact almost never) the dimensions given below do not coincide with the size of clothes of different companies, because each of them has a de facto own size. Each European manufacturer uses its own, individual sizes. The sizes and dimensions given below are universal, coinciding with the majority of clothing. That is why it is worth (and actually it is necessary to save yourself the trouble) check the size tables of individual producers, and if there are none - use the following. The list below is only indicative and general.

European size

European (EU) and American (US) size symbols are two-digit numbers (eg 32, 36, 42), international letters are English abbreviations (UK) of words: S - small, M - medium and L - large. X - means "extra" appears before S, where XS means ("extra small") or before L (XL "extra large"), doubling X - increases or decreases the size value accordingly.

Choosing the right size of clothes or shoes should be preceded by an analysis of the European size table - each producer can use other dimensions and there is no one, general standard in this area. It is for this reason that buying clothes and shoes online can be difficult. Fortunately, it is enough to perform an accurate measurement of your body to be able to choose clothing and footwear of appropriate dimensions. How to do it?

1. Make sure that the manufacturer has provided its own size table. In this table, check which areas of the body were subject to measurements when determining the size. If there is no such table use our below sizes.

2. Tables with sizes can be simplified or expanded. In the simplified version, each type of clothing is selected based on a few basic parameters. In the expanded version there is a division into upper garments, trousers, jeans, outerwear. Each type of clothing can then have a separate size.

3. Size tables also have sex divisions and age groups - separate measurements and sizes apply to men, and separate women and children. Make sure that you read the right values ​​that are assigned to the right gender and the right type of clothing.

Women's shoe size conversions

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes Inches CM
43528.1875"20.8
4.5352.58.375"21.3
535-3638.5"21.6
5.5363.58.75"22.2
636-3748.875"22.5
6.5374.59.0625"23
737-3859.25"23.5
7.5385.59.375"23.8
838-3969.5"24.1
8.5396.59.6875"24.6
939-4079.875"25.1
9.5407.510"25.4
1040-41810.1875"25.9
10.5418.510.3125"26.2
1141-42910.5"26.7
11.5429.510.6875"27.1
1242-431010.875"27.6

See also women shoe size chart.


European size chart for Women

EU size US size UK size DE size FR size IT size
XS 0 4 30 32 36
XS 2 6 32 34 38
XS 4 8 34 36 40
S 6 10 36 38 42
S 8 12 38 40 44
M 10 14 40 42 46
M 12 16 42 44 48
L 14 18 44 46 50
L 16 20 46 48 52
XL 18 22 48 50 54
XL 20 24 50 52 56
XXL 22 26 52 54 58
XXL 24 28 54 56 60

Men's shoe size conversions

The size of footwear - the most common is the European size (38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and so on), but in the case of shoes of some brands, a table of English or American sizes may also be used.

US Sizes EU Sizes UK Sizes Inches CM
6395.59.25"23.5
6.53969.5"24.1
7406.59.625"24.4
7.540-4179.75"24.8
8417.59.9375"25.4
8.541-42810.125"25.7
9428.510.25"26
9.542-43910.4375"26.7
10439.510.5625"27
10.543-441010.75"27.3
114410.510.9375"27.9
11.544-451111.125"28.3
124511.511.25"28.6
134612.511.5625"29.4
144713.511.875"30.2
154814.512.1875"31
164915.512.5"31.8

See also men shoe size chart.


European size chart for Men

The sizes of men's clothing with a number (44, 46, 48, 50, 52 and so on) - are used for men's clothes, but in many stores you can meet men's clothing with sizes 36, 38 (as in women's clothing) ). This shows how large the chaos in sizes is and how difficult it is to find out which size will be right.

EU US UK FR IT DE
XS 30 30 40 30 40
XS 32 32 42 32 42
S 34 34 44 34 44
S 36 36 46 46 46
M 38 38 48 48 48
M 40 40 50 50 50
L 42 42 52 52 52
L 44 44 54 54 54
XL 46 46 56 56 56
XL 48 48 58 58 58
XXL 50 50 60 60 60
XXL 52 52 62 62 62

European size chart for Children

As far as children's sizes are concerned, they start from the value below 56 (this is the clothes for children from the first month of life), however, the labels on the tags usually also include the age range.

Age Height
(height in inches)
EU Size
(height in cm)
UK Size US Size
Preemie Below 22 Below 56 Preemie
Up to 3 Months 22-24 56-62 0-3m Newborn, 0-3m
3-6 Months 24-27 62-68 6m 3-6m
6-9 Months 27-29 63-74 9m 6-9m
9-12 Months 29-31 74-80 12m 9-12m
12-18 Months 31-34 80-86 12m 12-18m
18-24 Months 34-36 86-92 18-24m 18-24m
2 Years 36-38 92-98 2-3 2T
3-4 Years 38-41 98-104 3-4 3T-4T
4-5 Years 41-43 104-110 4-5 5
5-6 Years 43-46 110-116 5-6 6
6-7 Years 46-48 116-122 6-7 6X-7
7-8 Years 48-50 122-128 7-8 7-8
8-9 Years 50-53 128-134 8-9 9-10
9-10 Years 53-55 134-140 9-10 10
10-11 Years 55-57 140-146 10-11 11
11-12 Years 57-60 146-152 11-12 14

Children shoe size conversions

The sizes of children's footwear are proportionally smaller than those for adults, and in addition to numerical indications, they may also include information about the child's suggested age. The table is approximate - it is worth choosing shoes based on the current measurement of the child's foot length.

US SizesEU SizesUK SizesInchesCM
3.5192.54.25"10.8
41934.5"11.4
4.5203.54.625"11.7
52044.75"12.1
5.5214.55"12.7
62255.125"13
6.5225.55.25"13.3
72365.5"14
7.5236.55.625"14.3
82475.75"14.6
8.5257.56"15.2
92586.125"15.6
9.5268.56.25"15.9
102796.5"16.5
US SizesEU SizesUK SizesInchesCM
10.5279.56.625"16.8
1128106.75"17.1
11.52910.57"17.8
1230117.125"18.1
12.53011.57.25"18.4
1331127.5"19.1
13.53112.57.625"19.4
132137.75"19.7
1.533148"20.3
23318.125"20.6
2.5341.58.25"21
33428.5"21.6
US SizesEU SizesUK SizesInchesCM
3.5352.58.625"21.9
43638.75"22.2
4.5363.59"22.9
53749.125"23.2
5.5374.59.25"23.5
63859.5"24.1
6.5385.59.625"24.4
73969.75"24.8

See also kids shoe size conversion.


How to use the size table?

Size charts help you figure out what size of clothes or shoes to choose. To facilitate this task:

  • Make an accurate measurement of your own body. If the pants are selected in the table based on waist and hips, these areas should be measured.

  • Analyze the dimensions that are shown in the table and choose the one that is closest to our dimensions. If we have doubts, it is safer to choose a size larger than too small.

  • When choosing the size, the cut and the material of the clothing should also be taken into account. If we buy elastic sweatpants, we can expect them to stretch gently and fit the body.

42 EU in US

A EU women's shoe size 42 corresponds to a US is a women's shoe size 9.5 - foot length is about 10.68".

A EU men's shoe size 42 corresponds to a US men's shoe size 8.5 - foot length is about 10.25".