Shoe Size Conversion: Use this EASY Tool, Size Guide + How To

Shoe Size Conversion Charts to convert from Inch or Centimeters to US-size, UK and International shoe sizes such as European Sizes as French, Italian and German sizes for women’s, men’s, boy’s and girl’s shoes. Plus easy how-to guide to measure foot length (both in inch or centimeter), sizing guide and calculator to convert into the correct size. See our fitting guide and many tips for buying shoes that fit perfectly.

How Does a Shoe Size Chart Work?

To find your shoe size, select the respective column with the size you already know (i.e. if you know that you have an 8 in U.S., pick the “US” column), and look there for the row with your number (in this example: 8). Then move horizontally with your finger to the column which corresponds to the size scale you are looking for (i.e. “UK”). Using this technique you can answer  questions like:

  • What shoe size is 10 inches? (The answer is US shoe size 8 for men and 9 for women)
  • What US shoe size is an EU 42? (The answer is 11 for women and 9.5 for men)
  • What length is a US 41? (The answer is 10.25 inches for men and 10.5 inches for women)
  • What is UK 8 in US sizes? (The answer is 9)

Pro Tipp: If you are looking up your foot length in inches to find your shoe size, please use the closest number in inches that is equal or slightly longer than your foot.

Shoe Size Conversion Chart for Men

For easy size conversions just look up your foot length in inches or centimeters in the table below.

US Shoe SizeUK Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeMX Shoe SizeInchCM
54.537.54922.9
5.55384.59.12523.2
65.538.559.2523.5
6.56395.59.524.1
76.539.569.62524.4
7.57406.59.7524.8
87.540.571025.4
8.58417.510.12524.7
98.542810.2526
9.59438.510.526.7
109.544910.62527
10.510459.510.7527.3
1110.546101127.9
1211.5471111.2528.6
1312.5481211.62529.5
1413.549131230.5
1514.5501412.2531.1
1615.5511512.62532.1
1716.552161333
1817.5531713.2533.7
1918.5541813.62534.6
2019.555191435.6
How To Measure Shoe Size?

How do I know if a shoe fits?
Shoe Width

Shoe Size Conversion Chart for Women

For easy size conversions just look up your foot length in the table below.

US Shoe SizeUK Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeMX Shoe SizeInchCM
42341.58.2521
4.52.534.528.521.6
53352.58.62521.9
5.53.535.538.7522.2
64363.5922.9
6.54.536.549.12523.2
75374.59.2523.5
7.55.537.559.524.1
86385.59.62524.4
8.56.538.569.7524.8
97396.51025.4
9.57.539.5710.12524.7
108407.510.2526
10.58.541810.526.7
119428.510.62527
129.54391127.9
1310449.511.2528.6
1410.5451011.62529.5
How To Measure Shoe Size?

How do I know if a shoe fits?
Shoe Width

Shoe Size Charts for Kids

Please see shoe size charts for children here. Also, you may find clothing sizes for boys and girls clothes sizes here.

European Shoe Size Conversion

EU stands for the European Union. EURO-Sizes are normally abbreviated as “EU” and are used throughout Europe, mainly in Germany, France, and Italy. Do you want to know more about European Shoe Sizes?

The following brands are European and therefore use sizes euro as a standard: ara, Arcopedico, Bally, Birkenstock, Birki’s, Bottega Veneta, Buffalo, Camper, Dansko, Donatella Versace, ECCO, Eric Michaels, Finn Comfort, Fly Flot, Gabor, Geox, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Helle Comfort, Jomos, Josef Seibel, La Plume, Lloyds , Louis Vuitton, Lowa, MBT, Meisi, Mephisto, Naot, Reiker, Romika, Salamander, Saucony, Schürr, Sioux, Spring Step, Superga, Think, Völkl and Zwick. All brands are for sale in European Stores, some can even be found in online-shops like Zappos, DSW, and Overstock.

How to Measure Shoe Size?

How to measure your shoe size

Proper sizing: Measure your foot length by placing the foot on a sheet of paper. Mark the circumference (keep the pencil straight!). Then measure the longest distance with a ruler and convert using one of our calculators.

Determining the length of your feet is easy.

  1. The best time to measure is the afternoon or evening when your feet have flattened out. If you measure your feet in the morning, they will be smaller, which would give you the wrong size and then you would buy shoes that were too small.
  2. Put your feet on a piece of paper. Stick the paper to the floor with some tape so that it doesn’t slip.
  3. Draw around your foot with a pen, keeping the pen straight (at 90° to the paper).
  4. Measure the longest distance from the heel to the tip of your big toe.
  5. Enter the measurement into the calculator or compare it with the respective shoe size conversion chart.

 

Pro tip: If one of your shoes is always too tight, measure both feet and then use the length of the largest foot to calculate the correct size for your footwear. If the two lengths vary a lot, you should consider getting your shoes made specially or using special insoles. For instructions how to measure children´s feet, please see here. If you need to know more about other clothing sizes, please see here: pants sizes, women’s clothing sizes, men’s clothing sizes, or suit sizes.

How to measure Shoe Width?

  1. To determine your foot width, draw the outline of each foot on a piece of paper.
  2. Then, use a measuring tape or a ruler to measure the widest portion of both drawings.
  3. Subtract 1/8 of an inch from the largest number, and the answer is your foot width.

Men’s Shoe Width Chart

US Men's SizeNarrow, N or BMedium, M or DWide, W or 2EExtra-Wide, WW, XW or 4EXX-Wide, XXW or 6E
63 5/16''3 1/2''3 11/16''3 15/16''4 1/16''
6.53 3/8''3 9/163 3/4''3 15/16''4 1/8''
73 7/16''3 5/8''3 7/8''4''4 3/16
7.53 1/2''3 11/16''3 15/16''4 1/164 1/4''
83 9/16''3 3/4''3 15/16''4 1/8''4 5/16
8.53 5/8''3 7/8''4''4 3/164 3/8''
93 11/16''3 15/16''4 1/164 1/4''4 7/16
9.53 3/4''3 15/16''4 1/8''4 5/164 1/2''
103 7/8''4''4 3/164 3/8''4 9/16
10.53 15/16''4 1/164 1/4''4 7/164 5/8''
113 15/16''4 1/8''4 5/164 1/2''4 11/16''
11.54''4 3/164 3/8''4 9/164 3/4''
124 1/16''4 1/4''4 7/164 5/8''4 7/8''
12.54 1/8''4 5/164 1/2''4 11/16''4 15/16''
134 3/16''4 3/8''4 9/164 3/4''4 15/16''
13.54 1/4''4 7/164 5/8''4 7/8''5''
144 5/16''4 1/2''4 11/16''4 15/16''5 1/16
14.54 3/8''4 9/164 3/4''4 15/16''5 1/8''
154 7/16''4 5/8''4 7/8''5''5 3/16

Women’s Shoe Width Chart

US Women's SizeNarrow, N or AAMedium, M or BWide, W, C or DExtra-wide, WW, XW or EE
52 13⁄16"3 3⁄16"3 9⁄16"3 15⁄16"
5.52 7⁄8"3 1⁄4"3 5⁄8"4"
62 15⁄16"3 5⁄16"3 11⁄16"4 1⁄16"
6.53"3 3⁄8"3 3⁄4"4 1⁄8"
73 1⁄16"3 7⁄16"3 13⁄16"4 3⁄16"
7.53 1⁄8"3 1⁄2"3 7⁄8"4 1⁄4"
83 3⁄16"3 9⁄16"3 15⁄16"4 5⁄16"
8.53 1⁄4"3 5⁄8"4"4 3⁄8"
93 3⁄8"3 11⁄16"4 1⁄16"4 7⁄16"
9.53 3⁄8"3 3⁄4"4 1⁄8"4 1⁄2"
103 7⁄16"3 3⁄4"4 3⁄16"4 9⁄16"
10.53 1⁄2"3 7⁄8"4 1⁄4"4 5⁄8"
113 9⁄16"3 15⁄16"4 5⁄16"4 11⁄16"
11.53 11⁄16"4 1⁄16"4 7⁄16"4 13⁄16"
123 11⁄16"4 1⁄16"4 7⁄16"4 13⁄16"

How do I know if a shoe fits?

  1. Feet expand during the day. Therefore, you should buy in the afternoon or evening.
  2. If possible, wear regular socks. Particularly thick or thin specimens can falsify the result.
  3. Sizing system are only there as a guide. Even if you choose boots in your correct number, they may not necessarily fit. Even specimens of the same brand may be different. Always test different sizes of the model of your choice.
  4. Shoes are only comfortable if they fit properly. Take the time to find the right fit.
  5. Never buy footgear that “just about” fits.
  6. Don’t just try on one of the shoes in the pair, but instead, always try on the left and the right shoe.
  7. Take your time having a look through the shop. Also, use the stairs. Make sure that you have 1 to 1.5 centimeters of wiggle room when rolling your foot in the front part of the shoe. This rule does not apply only in the case of high-heeled shoes, in which case a slipping of the foot must be prevented by a firm support.
  8. In any case, test models from different manufacturers. Some brands are made wider or narrower. A correct width, however, is just as important as length when it comes to optimal comfort. If you have narrow feet, you should not choose a smaller shoe size, but go for a brand with a narrower fit instead.
  9. The materials used are also of great importance. Materials such as rubber, leather, artificial leather or fabric stretch in different ways over time. This also affects the fit.
  10. Women in particular often buy small shoes. The reason: False vanity and outdated beauty ideals. Some manufacturers react to this behavior and offer, for example, an actual shoe size 40 as a size 39. However, not all companies do so.

Brannock System

Most international size charts are based on the Brannock system. It is used in America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for men and women sizes. The system can be applied to all different types of footwear and was invented by Charles F. Brannock, who developed a foot measuring device in the 1920s.

The Problem with Converting Shoe Sizes

It is very common for one person to wear different shoe sizes, and there are several key reasons why this is the case for many. However, one of the main contributors to this problem is that there is no strict and universal standard when it comes to sizing of manufactured shoes. Various countries have established their own sizing system for shoes, and over the years, many of them have evolved without being fully formalized and strictly imposed to shoemakers. Efforts have indeed been taken to set a uniform and international standard when it comes to footwear sizing, which is what the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) had done when it published its own standards for footwear sizing and its recommendations for converting shoe sizes across existing sizing systems (ISO/TS 19407:2015). However, even the ISO acknowledged that “there is no exact solution to the problem of accurate shoe size conversions.” In fact, the organization considers its own published standards as only “a good compromise solution” for the consumers.

Moreover, although there are, in theory, local standards to follow when it comes to shoe sizes, many manufacturers are unable to fully comply with them in practice due to the demand to diversify the shoe choices of their customers and differences in production processes.

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