How to Easily Convert Men’s Shoe Size to Women’s

What is a women’s size 9 shoe in a men’s shoe size? How can you easily convert men’s shoe sizes to women’s? Check out our guide, conversion charts and FAQ below. We’ve gathered the most relevant information you’ll need to convert men’s shoe sizes to women’s shoe sizes quickly, easily and accurately.

Conversion: Men’s Shoe Size to Women’s

Use this table to easily convert men’s shoe size to women’s.

US Women's ShoeUS Men's ShoeFoot Length in InchesUK Shoe Size (Unisize)Euro Shoe Size (Unisize)
6.559 1⁄64.537
75.59 1⁄3537.5
7.569 1⁄25.538
86.59 2⁄3639
8.579 5⁄66.539.5
9.5810 1⁄67.540.5
108.510 1⁄3841.5
10.5910 1⁄28.541.5
119.510 2⁄3942.5
11.51010 5⁄69.543.5
12.51111 1⁄610.544.5
1311.511 1⁄31145.5

At a Glance

  • There is a size and a half difference between men’s and women’s shoe sizes. Add 1.5 if you want to convert from women’s to men’s, e.g., a women’s size 9 shoe equals a men’s size 10.5. Or subtract 1.5 if you want to convert from men’s to women’s shoe sizes, e.g., a men’s size 9 equals a women’s 7.5.
  • Shoe width stays the same. A men’s D width is exactly the same as a women’s D width. However, women’s feet tend to be slimmer on the whole; most women have a shoe width of B, while most men have wider feet and therefore the average width is D.
  • There is no differentiation in shoe size between genders in the UK, Europe or Asia. A EURO size 40 is the same for men and women.

Width Conversion: Women’s to Men’s Sizes

Men and women have at last achieved sexual equality—in shoe width! Which is to say it’s the same for men and women. Example: A men’s D width shoe is the same as women’s D width. However, all feet were not created equal. Thus, the average men’s shoe is a D width, whereas women on average have a shoe width of B.

Convert Men’s to Women’s Shoe Sizes in Nikes

What is a women’s 9 in a men’s Nike? A 7.5! Take a look at this conversion chart.

Nike Shoe Size - US Women'sNike Shoe Size - US Men'sFoot length (inches)
3.528 1 ⁄ 6
5.548 5 ⁄ 6
6.559 1 ⁄ 6
75.59 1 ⁄ 3
7.569 1 ⁄ 2
86.59 2 ⁄ 3
8.579 5 ⁄ 6
9.5810 1 ⁄ 6
108.510 1 ⁄ 3
10.5910 1 ⁄ 2
119.510 2 ⁄ 3
11.51010 5 ⁄ 6
12.51111 1 ⁄ 6
1311.511 1 ⁄ 3
13.51211 1 ⁄ 2
1412.511 2 ⁄ 3
14.51311 5 ⁄ 6


How to convert an 8.5 men’s shoe to a women’s shoe size?

A women’s size 8.5 is a men’s size 7. More info about shoe size and right width here.


What’s a women’s size 9 in men’s?

A woman’s size 9 shoe is a 7.5 in a men’s shoe. Refer to this chart for more info converting men’s shoe sizes to women’s and vice versa.


How to convert a 9.5 women’s to men’s?

Easy! A woman’s 9.5 shoe size is a men’s size 8. See this conversion chart.


What is the difference between women’s and men’s shoe sizes?

The main difference between women’s and men’s shoe sizes is length and width. Women’s and men’s shoes have a size difference of roughly 1.5 sizes. If you want to convert a man’s shoe size to a women’s, for instance, a US women’s shoe size 8.5 corresponds to a man’s shoe size 7. In terms of shoe width, the women’s shoe tends to be wider in the toe and forefoot area, and it gets narrower towards the heel. Men’s shoes, on the other hand, are generally built to be wider than women’s shoes in the sole and heel area, as on average they support a heavier body.


How to convert women’s shoe size to men’s shoe size

The easiest way to convert men’s shoe size to women’s is to add 1.5 to your existing US women’s size to get the equivalent men’s size. Example: A women’s size 10 in men’s is an 8.5. A size 10 men’s in women’s is an 11.5. So, there is a size difference of 1.5 between men’s and women’s sizes. As a rule of thumb, women should size down 1.5 sizes from men’s shoe sizes.