ᐅ Shoe Sizes: Charts, Men & Women | How to Guide

Find your perfect shoe size easily. Shoe size charts for men, women and kids to convert sizes (US size, UK, Euro). Plus, easy how-to guide to measure foot length (printable).

Two measurements are necessary to find you perfect shoe size: length and width of foot. Measure your foot length using this sizing guide or have it measured with a Brannock Device. As the US sizing systems differentiates between gender and age, you need to pick the right chart below:

Unsure how to read a chart? Check this cheat-sheet.

Shoe Size Chart Men

Shoe Size Chart Men

Measure your foot and find the corresponding US size. Go for bigger size if in doubt or between numbers.

Foot Length (inch)US Men's
7 2⁄30.5
7 5⁄61
8 1⁄62
8 1⁄32.5
8 1⁄23
8 2⁄33.5
8 5⁄64
9 1⁄65
9 1⁄35.5
9 1⁄26
9 2⁄36.5
9 5⁄67
10 1⁄68
10 1⁄38.5
10 1⁄29
10 2⁄39.5
10 5⁄610
11 1⁄611
11 1⁄311.5
11 1⁄212
11 2⁄312.5
11 5⁄613
12 1⁄614
12 1⁄314.5
12 1⁄215
12 2⁄315.5

More about Men’s Shoe Size Charts here.

Women Shoe Size Chart

Wome Shoe Size Chart

Use this technique or a Brannock Device to measure your feet.  Convert by using this US women shoe size chart.

Foot Length (inch)US Women's
7 1⁄31
7 1⁄21.5
7 2⁄32
7 5⁄62.5
8 1⁄63.5
8 1⁄34
8 1⁄24.5
8 2⁄35
8 5⁄65.5
9 1⁄66.5
9 1⁄37
9 1⁄27.5
9 2⁄38
9 5⁄68.5
10 1⁄69.5
10 1⁄310
10 1⁄210.5
10 2⁄311
10 5⁄611.5
11 1⁄612.5
11 1⁄313
11 1⁄213.5
11 2⁄314
11 5⁄614.5
12 1⁄615.5
12 1⁄316
12 1⁄216.5
12 2⁄317

More about Women’s Shoe Size Charts here.

How to Read a Shoe Size Chart?

To find your shoe size, select the respective column in the shoe size chart 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”).

How to Read Shoe Size Chart?
How to Read Shoe Size Chart?

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

Shoe Size Chart

US shoe size chart: From foot length in inches to US standard shoe size for mens and womens shoe size conversion.

Shoe Size Chart
Shoe Size Chart – US Shoe Size for Men and Women

Shoe Size Conversion (International, MX, Euro etc.)

International Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Use this international shoe size conversion chart for the most important sizes, like uk to us sizes shoes. Jump to Charts with all Shoe Size Conversions> (International, MX, Euro, UK, Centimeters etc.)

US Men'sUS Women'sUKEUMX (cm)JP (cm)

EU and UK Shoe sizing

EU and UK shoe sizes differ from the US-American shoe sizes.

UK sizes are based on inches, use size guide on this page to convert from UK to US shoe size.

Use this page to convert from EU to US shoe size. EU shoe sizes are based on centimeters (cm). In the past, France, Italy, and Germany each had their own shoe size. Today there is a uniform shoe size in Europe which is valid for the following countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Poland, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, and Sweden.

Printable Shoe Size Chart

How to measure shoe size without a ruler or Brannock Device? Easy! Just print out this sizing guide.

ISO, Theory – and How Shoe Sizes Run in the Real World 

Sizes are theoretically standardized in a technical specification from International Standards Organization (ISO/TS 19407:2015 Footwear – Sizing – Conversion of sizing systems). But in reality, many brands and countries deviate from the standards for the following reasons: 

  • Comfort: Some brands prefer to make shoes that are a bit more comfortable or also suitable for wider feet, so they secretly increase the measurements.
  • Vanity: Brands assign smaller sizes to shoes, in order to make consumers feel better and encourage sales.
  • Inaccuracy in production process: In mass production shoe makers and/or machines might produce inaccurate sizes for various reasons.
  • Materials: Fabric, leather, leatherette, rubber, etc. are all very flexible materials. Producing shoes to exact specifications is not only difficult, but also expensive for the manufacturers. So, make sure you try various sizes!
  • Two-dimensional measurement for a three-dimensional foot: Two measurements (length and width) might be an approximate guess to calculate a three-dimensional shoe, but not a guarantee for a good fit, as the shape of the foot is not taken into account. If the shape of the foot varies from the norm (wide feet, fleshy feet, high arches, flat feet, over-pronation or splayed feet) then an individual shoe-fit is necessary.
  • Problems in International conversion: shoe sizes are based on three different length units.
    • Paris Point (with intervals of 2/3 centimeter) in Europe.
    • Barleycorn (with intervals of 1/3 inch) for most English-speaking countries like US, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and India.
    • Metric measurements (intervals of 5 millimeters) and Mondopoint (intervals of 1 centimeter) are used in Russia and Asia.

Want a perfect fit? Then have your footgear hand-made.


Is it Safe to Wear Second Hand Shoes?

It depends. As a rule of thumb, stay away from shoes that have been worn a lot. Do not wear shoes if the footbeds are compressed and the shoe soles are worn down. Get new insoles if they are removable and disinfect shoes.

Are Men’s and Women’s Shoe Sizes the Same? 

No. Men’s and women’s shoe sizes are not the same. If you want to convert women’s to men’s shoe sizes in the US, just subtract 2 figures from an American women’s shoe size to get the corresponding men’s shoe size. Conversely, add 2 figures to a men’s shoe size number to get the women’s size.

Are Kids Shoe Sizes the Same as Adults?

No. Kids shoe sizes differ from adults’ sizes. Use these charts to find the right children’s shoe size or to convert from adults’ sizes to kids’ sizes and vice versa.

Why is it Important to Wear the Right Size? 

Just think how many steps you take in a single day. Our feet are probably the most heavily stressed parts of our bodies and a lot less robust than many you might think.

Footgear that is too tight isn’t just uncomfortable, but probably harmful.  Having the correct footwear plays an important role in preventing painful deformities and other orthopedic problems such as “hammer” toes or a twisted big toe. Also, it is very important to choose the right footwear for the right occasion: while sandals are great in summer, they aren’t necessarily good walking shoes.

Are US and European Size the Same? 

No, unfortunately size systems differ throughout the world. So, a comparison and simple overview of the different sizes can be difficult. The sizing systems in different countries only have one common measurement:  the foot length.

How to Measure Feet Accurately 

The most accurate foot measurements are achieved with a scanner. The scanner produces a precise two- oder even three-dimensional image of the foot. However, scans are expensive and are usually only employed by professional athletes or orthopedic shoe makers.

Average Shoe Size

The average shoe size for men in the U.S. is 10.5 and for women, it is 9. The average U.K. shoe length for men is 9 and 6 for women. Only 40 years ago, our feet were smaller (by an average of two sizes!). The cause for this might be the growing obesity and the feet compensating through spreading.

shoe size chart explanation
Explanation: how to read a shoe size chart
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.