American (US) clothing sizes are no strangers to us, because in Europe there are two clothing numbering systems: standard and American. It is slightly different in the case of shoes.

American size

The basis of the American standard are: S (small - small), M (medium - medium) and L (large - large). In addition, they have the symbols X, XX or XXX meaning "extra" - that is, the reduction or enlargement of a given size, e.g. XS (very small), XL (very large). What's more, next to such a size, there is also an American numbering somewhat similar to English.

Sizes according to Brannock

In the US, the spreader is used according to the well-known Brannock system (from the originator: Charles Brannock). In other systems there are no major changes when it comes to the size of women's and men's shoes. However, it is different in the US system. The differences between the feet are taken into account and, above all, the sizes of shoes for children are different. Charles Brannock invented an interesting device for measuring the foot, which differentiates the children's, women's and men's foot.

Below are the tables with the sizes of clothes and shoes in the United States and Europe (or at least some European countries). Unfortunately, sizes often vary from one to another depending on the store, the brand, etc. Therefore it is very difficult to find exact equivalents.

Women's sizes

EU343638404244464850
USXSSSMMLLXLXL
Numeric US24681012141618

Men's sizes

EU42444648505254565860
USSMMLLXLXLXXLXXLXXXL
Numeric US28303234363840424446


When it comes to footwear, women's American sizes have the numbering from 5 to 9.5, which corresponds to the European from 35.5 to 41. The sizes of men's shoes are numbered from 6 to 14. See also: shoe size conversion.

Sizes of women's shoes

EU35,53636,537,53838,5394040,541
US55,566,577,588,599,5

Sizes of men's shoes

EU394040,5414242,5434444,54545,5464747,54848,549
US6,577,588,599,51010,51111,51212,51313,51414,5


American (US) sizes of children's clothes are usually marked with the age of the child, i.e. 8 years. Children's shoes are numbered according to American standards from 1.

Sizes of children's shoes

EU1617181920212223242526272829303132333435
US122,53,54,5566,57,589,510,5111212,5131,5234