Sizes of shoes

You probably do not buy footwear for the first time and you know that matching shoes may be a demanding task. The basic thing is to make sure that the shoe is properly adjusted to the foot. It cannot be too small, as it may make wearing such shoes unpleasant. In addition, it can cause injuries and health problems connected with your feet.

Therefore, while approaching the topic of footwear and size, it is worth familiarizing yourself with several issues. In Europe, a completely different size than in the UK or the USA is used. Producers that mainly make goods for the UK / US markets will follow sizes adjusted to the preferences of their customers.

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.

How to specify your shoe size?

How to specify the right size of a shoe? Just measure your foot and check the size in the table below. The tables of shoe sizes that can be found below are provided in cm and inches and are general in character. They are not made with a specific producer, such as Crocs, Ecoo, Lacoste, or Nike in mind. Therefore, it is worth checking the exact size provided by the manufacturer and if it is not specified – to opt for the general measurements.

Women's size conversions

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 Size Conversions

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

Kid's Size Conversions

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.

Women's to men's shoes size conversion

Women's Men's UK Euro
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

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.