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Buying shoes and clothing in Mexican sizes is probably the most challenging among all the apparel sizes available. It’s very different from US sizes, but also not quite the same as European or the UK sizing.

People buying Mexican sizes often found clothes and even shoes not quite the right fit. Shirts and tops, for example, are either too short but too wide or for shoes, sizes also tend to be wide but lacking in length at least compared to its Western counterpart sizing standards.

In Mexico, sizes, in general, are smaller than US or European sizes which means that finding some very big sizes in the US or UK may be difficult.

Understanding Mexican Sizes

Mexican sizes are different than either the US, European or the UK sizes. The country got its own sizing standard after many international retailers in the country complained of high return rate in apparel and noticed how Mexicans seem to not find the right fit of clothes or even shoes for them due to the differences in physical proportions of Mexicans with body types used for other internationally-recognized sizing standards and brands.

In average, Mexican males in their 18 to 25s is said to weigh 170.41 pounds (77.30 kilograms) and have a 5’5 inches (1.67 meters) in height. Average Mexican women in that age range typically weigh 138 pounds (62.9 kg) and are 5’2 inches (1.60 meters) tall.

Mexican clothes sizing for women usually start with a 26, 28, 30, 32 … until 48, which in US sizes translates to a US 2, 4, 6, 8 … until 24. For men, Mexican sizes, in general, starts with a 36, 38, 40, 42 until 46, or sometimes the tags are ECH, CH, M, G, EG or EEG which in the US is a size starting with an XXS to XL.

For children, Mexican sizes are labeled generally based on age. Shirts or tops have a sizing standard from S-XL and bottoms are labeled from 4-16. Instead of body measurements, the sizes for kids in Mexico are based on age.

Remember: There is no one standard of sizing used in Mexico. Depending on the brand of clothes or shoes, Mexican sizes could have either their own sizing standards or use the US, UK or European standards.

Mexican Clothing Sizes for Men

Mexican clothes for men depending on the brand and style have sizing standard almost similar to the US sizing, especially for international retailers.

For men in general, the shirts sizes have tags showing ECH, CH, M, G, EG or EEG which literally translates to the US XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. In numbers, Mexican men’s clothes sizes could also be labeled as 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46.

Mexican Clothes Size Chart – Men

Mexican SizeUS SizeBustWaist
Extra Chica/36XS34.25 inches
(87 cm)
30 inches
(76 cm)
Chica/38S37.5”
(95 cm)
31.5”
(80 cm)
Mediana/40M39.75”
(101 cm)
33”
(84 cm)
Grande/42L42”
(107 cm)
35.5”
(90 cm)
Extra Grande/44XL44.5”
(113 cm)
37.75”
(96 cm)
2X Grande/46XXL46”
(117 cm)
39.5”
(100 cm)
3X Grande/48XXXL48.5”
(123 cm)
41”
(104 cm)

Mexican Clothing Sizes for Women

Mexican clothes for women, unlike men’s sizes, have very different sizing compared to US standards. Different brands could carry different sizes but more often than not, the Mexican sizes for women’s clothes are not anywhere the same as the American sizes. Women’s sizes start with a 26, 28, 30, 32 and run through 48. This sizing is the equivalent of the US size 2, 4, 6, 8 until 24.

Remember: In Mexican sizes, anything above a US 12 is considered to be an extra large size (talla extra).

Mexican Clothes Size Chart – Women

Mexican SizeUS SizeBustWaist
26228”
(71 cm)
22”
(56 cm)
28430”
(76 cm)
24”
(61 cm)
30632”
(81 cm)
26”
(66 cm)
32834”
(86 cm)
28”
(71 cm)
341036”
(91 cm)
30”
(76 cm)
361238”
(97 cm)
32”
(81 cm)
381440”
(102 cm)
34”
(86 cm)
401642”
(107 cm)
36”
(91 cm)
421844”
(112 cm)
38”
(96 cm)
442046”
(117 cm)
40”
(101 cm)
462248”
(122 cm)
42”
(106 cm)
482450”
(127 cm)
44”
(111 cm)

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Mexican Clothing Sizes for Children

Mexican clothes sizes are usually labeled based on the child’s age. Sizes of tops, shirts, and sweater are generally from S-XL with age equivalent for the bottoms measuring from 4-16 for the pants, sweats, and shorts. Dresses for the girls are also sized according to the the age, which usually starts at a Mexico 6-14.

Mexican Clothes Size Chart – Children

Mexican SizeUS SizeBustWaist
3-4
420 inches
(51 cm)
14”
(36 cm)
4-5
521.25”
(54 cm)
15”
(38 cm)
5-6
622.5”
(57 cm)
16”
(40 cm)
7-8723.5”
(60 cm)
16.5”
(42 cm)
8-10
825”
(63 cm)
17.5”
(44 cm)
10-12
1026”
(66 cm)
18”
(46 cm)
10-12
1227”
(69 cm)
19”
(48 cm)
14-161428”
(72 cm)
20”
(50 cm)

Mexican Shoe Sizes

Buying shoes in Mexican sizes or Mexicans buying shoes in the US, the UK or even Europe may find it difficult to figure the right size to buy from international sellers. Sizes are usually different than the local shoe sizing standard most people are used to. Each country have shoe sizes based on a set of their own specifications. Each shoe manufacturer could also use their own sizing metrics, complicating the sizing even more. In general, Mexican shoe sizes lean towards the smaller sizes compared to other Western sizing standards as normal Mexicans tend to be shorter and more plumper. For the very big US sizes then, it might be difficult to easily find your size in Mexican sizes.

More details about Mexican Shoe Sizes can be found here.

Mexican Shoe Size Chart – Men

Mexican shoe sizes for men usually starts with a size 25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27 and so on until 31 which represents the foot length in centimeters. This is equivalent to US size 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5 through US 13.

Foot Length (Inches)US Men'sMX Men's (cm)
7 2 ⁄ 30.519
7 5 ⁄ 6119.5
81.520
8 1 ⁄ 6220.5
8 1 ⁄ 32.521
8 1 ⁄ 2321.5
8 2 ⁄ 33.522
8 5 ⁄ 6422.5
94.523
9 1 ⁄ 6523.5
9 1 ⁄ 35.524
9 1 ⁄ 2624.5
9 2 ⁄ 36.525
9 5 ⁄ 6725.5
107.526
10 1 ⁄ 6826.5
10 1 ⁄ 38.527
10 1 ⁄ 2927.5
10 2 ⁄ 39.528
10 5 ⁄ 61028.5
1110.529
11 1 ⁄ 61129.5
11 1 ⁄ 311.530
11 1 ⁄ 21230.5
11 2 ⁄ 312.531
11 5 ⁄ 61331.5
1213.532
12 1 ⁄ 61432.5
12 1 ⁄ 314.533
12 1 ⁄ 21533.5
12 2 ⁄ 315.534

Mexican Shoe Size Chart – Women

Mexican shoe sizes for women are also labeled according to the foot length in centimeters. For ladies, Mexican size starts with 22 for example is a US 5. Then 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, usually until 27, which corresponds to a US 10.

Foot Length (Inches)US Women'sMX Women's (cm)
7 1 ⁄ 3118
7 1 ⁄ 21.518.5
7 2 ⁄ 3219
7 5 ⁄ 62.519.5
8320
8 1 ⁄ 63.520.5
8 1 ⁄ 3421
8 1 ⁄ 24.521.5
8 2 ⁄ 3522
8 5 ⁄ 65.522.5
9623
9 1 ⁄ 66.523.5
9 1 ⁄ 3724
9 1 ⁄ 27.524.5
9 2 ⁄ 3825
9 5 ⁄ 68.525.5
10926
10 1 ⁄ 69.526.5
10 1 ⁄ 31027
10 1 ⁄ 210.527.5
10 2 ⁄ 31128
10 5 ⁄ 611.528.5
111229
11 1 ⁄ 612.529.5
11 1 ⁄ 31330
11 1 ⁄ 213.530.5
11 2 ⁄ 31431
11 5 ⁄ 614.531.5
121532
12 1 ⁄ 615.532.5
12 1 ⁄ 31633
12 1 ⁄ 216.533.5
12 2 ⁄ 31734

Mexican Shoe Size Chart – Children

Mexico shoe sizes for kids is also different from the sizing standards used in the US, UK and Europe since Mexicans have generally smaller feet and build than their western counterparts. Kids shoes in Mexico size like that of Mexican sizes for men and women are sized according to the length of the feet, in centimeters scale.

Remember: Shoe sizes in Mexico are the same as the shoe sizing used in Japan.

Foot length (inches)US KidsMX Kids (cm)
3 5/819
4210
4 3/8311
4 3/4412
5512.5
5 1/4613
5 5/8714
6815
6 1/4915.5
6 5/81016
6 7/81117
7 1/81218
7 3/81319
7 5/81Y20.5
82Y21
8 3/83Y21.5
8 5/84Y22
95Y23
9 3/46Y24

Tips in Buying Mexico sizes

  • Mexican sizing in both clothes and shoes are different from sizing standards used in the US, UK and Euro areas due to differences in physical proportions. Mexicans on average are shorter and plumper than either Americans or Europeans. Expect that size availability may be a problem for very big sizes both in clothes and shoes.
  • Mexican clothes for men generally have sizing standard almost the same as the sizing method used in the US for men. This varies however depending on the brand and style.
  • For children’s Mexican sizes, remember that sizing is generally based on age instead of body measurements.
  • Mexican shoe sizes for men, women, and children usually represent the foot length in centimeters.
  • Shoe sizes in Mexico follow the same sizing standard as Japan, where shoe sizes are based on the centimeter foot length.
  • There is no one perfect conversion for Mexican sizes since every manufacturer could be using a different sizing depending on the brand. While we provide a guide for finding the right size for your child, it is still best to physically fit the items before buying or ask the store for the size measurement that they’re using for easy converting.