Sizes of shoes

Choosing the right shoe size is very important

It is a difficult decision that affects not only the comfort of use, but also our well-being. Too small shoes may compress or even deform the foot, while too large ones will expose it to mechanical injuries and injuries. So how to choose the right size of shoes, deciding to buy them online?

What is the size of a shoe?

All the complicated theories can be reduced to the simplest principles. Solution 1 - direct shoe fitting in the store and fitting the shoe to your foot, which will ensure that a given footwear is extremely comfortable. Solution 2 - while shopping online and not knowing which size to opt for, the best solution is to stand on a piece of paper, draw your foot, and then - measure it in the longest place.

Women's Shoes sizes

How long is your foot? Then your shoe size is:
cm inches US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes
20.8 8.1875" 4 2 35
21.3 8.375" 4.5 2.5 35
21.6 8.5" 5 3 35-36
22.2 8.75" 5.5 3.5 36
22.5 8.875" 6 4 36-37
23 9.0625" 6.5 4.5 37
23.5 9.25" 7 5 37-38
23.8 9.375" 7.5 5.5 38
24.1 9.5" 8 6 38-39
24.6 9.6875" 8.5 6.5 39
25.1 9.875" 9 7 39-40
25.4 10" 9.5 7.5 40
25.9 10.1875" 10 8 40-41
26.2 10.3125" 10.5 8.5 41
26.7 10.5" 11 9 41-42
27.1 10.6875" 11.5 9.5 42
27.6 10.875" 12 10 42-43

Men's Shoes sizes

How long is your foot? Then your shoe size is:
cm inches US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes
23.5 9.25" 6 5.5 39
24.1 9.5" 6.5 6 39
24.4 9.625" 7 6.5 40
24.8 9.75" 7.5 7 40-41
25.4 9.9375" 8 7.5 41
25.7 10.125" 8.5 8 41-42
26 10.25" 9 8.5 42
26.7 10.4375" 9.5 9 42-43
27 10.5625" 10 9.5 43
27.3 10.75" 10.5 10 43-44
27.9 10.9375" 11 10.5 44
28.3 11.125" 11.5 11 44-45
28.6 11.25" 12 11.5 45
29.4 11.5625" 13 12.5 46
30.2 11.875" 14 13.5 47
31 12.1875" 15 14.5 48
31.8 12.5" 16 15.5 49

Shoes sizes Kid's

How long is your foot? Then your shoe size is:
cm inches US Sizes UK Sizes Euro Sizes
16.8 6.625" 10.5 9.5 27
17.1 6.75" 11 10 28
17.8 7" 11.5 10.5 29
18.1 7.125" 12 11 30
18.4 7.25" 12.5 11.5 30
19.1 7.5" 13 12 31
19.4 7.625" 13.5 12.5 31
19.7 7.75" 1 13 32
20.3 8" 1.5 14 33
20.6 8.125" 2 1 33
21 8.25" 2.5 1.5 34
21.6 8.5" 3 2 34
21.9 8.625" 3.5 2.5 35
22.2 8.75" 4 3 36
22.9 9" 4.5 3.5 36
23.2 9.125" 5 4 37
23.5 9.25" 5.5 4.5 37
24.1 9.5" 6 5 38
24.4 9.625" 6.5 5.5 38
24.8 9.75" 7 6 39

How to convert a women's shoe size to a men's shoe size?

The size difference between men and women in the UK is about 1.5-2 sizes. Thus, the male footwear of size 8 will roughly correspond to size 6 of female shoes.

Men's shoe size to women's

Women's Men's UK US
4 2 1 34
4.5 2.5 1.5 34.5
5 3 2.5 35
5.5 3.5 3 35.5
6 4 3.5 36
6.5 4.5 4 36.5
7 5 4.5 37
7.5 5.5 5 38
8 6 5.5 39
8.5 6.5 6 39.5
9 7 6.5 40
9.5 7.5 7 41
10 8 7.5 41.5
10.5 8.5 8 42
11 9 8.5 43
11.5 9.5 9 43.5
12 10 9.5 44
12.5 10.5 10 44.5
13 11 10.5 45
13.5 11.5 11 46
14 12 11.5 46.5

How to choose the right size of shoes?

In order to choose the right size of shoes, you must first carefully measure the length of the foot. Therefore, one should not only trust the size markings assigned by the manufacturer, as in practice they may be different for each company.

In the case of people who have previously bought footwear of a specific brand and know perfectly well what the appropriate shoe size is, it is worth sticking to this choice.

How to measure foot length? [Example 1]

If you want to determine your own foot length:

  • step 1: put a piece of paper on the floor, and then put your bare foot on it, making sure that your heel rests against the wall, making a right angle with the floor;
  • step 2: outline the shape of the foot;
  • step 3: repeat both steps with the other foot;
  • step 4: measure both feet (in centimeters) - check the length in a straight line, starting from the center of the heel to the longest toe;
  • step 5: when choosing the size of your shoes, always try to measure only the larger foot;
  • step 6: add about 0.5-1 cm of play to the set size.

How to measure your feet? [Example 2]

There are several methods of measuring the length of the foot. Below, are the two most commonly used ones.

  • 1. foot measurement

    Place the measuring tape on the floor so that it is situated in a perpendicular manner in relation to the wall. The heel has to touch the wall. Check the length of your foot from the heel to the tip of your toe.

  • 2. foot measurement 2

    Stand with your foot on a piece of paper. Mark the tip of the toe and the end of the heel with a pencil. Get off the paper. Measure the length between the beginning and the end of the foot.

What should you remember?

There are two important issues. When choosing shoes, remember to select slightly looser ones. On average, it is said that the looseness should be around 3% of the foot length. The second issue is the different length your feet - the left foot can be longer or shorter than the right one, so measure the length of both feet before making a purchase!

What are the shoe widths?

The width of the shoes is an important factor when choosing a size. Therefore, when choosing the right footwear, we should pay attention to the label and the information contained therein regarding the width of the shoe. More information, as well as the markings on the labels, can be found in the following guides:

Do you know that ..

A human foot is three-dimensional. Thus, any two-dimensional tool, such as a ruler or a scoop, can only approximate the actual measurement to choose the correct size of the footwear. It is worth remembering that each manufacturer uses various materials for the creation of its shoes. Even the sizes specified by one manufacturer can vary between different models.

What to remember about when choosing a shoe size?

It should be kept in mind that regardless if you buy women's or men's shoes, a slight looseness inside should be always opted for. On average, it is said that it should be around 3-5% of your foot length. The second issue that has to be accounted for is the difference in the length of your left and right foot. During the measurements, check the length of both the left and right foot.