Measuring your shoe size

When buying shoes online, it is important to know the right shoe size to order. Furthermore, shoe sizes are usually given in different scales, usually US, UK or Euro. For instance, the D’Arielle wedding shoes collection is given in Euro sizes.

In this post, we are giving you guideline on how to measure your shoe size and matching it to the appropriate sizing chart. This article is based on other online references that can be checked at the end of this post. Please note that this is only a generic guideline. The shoe size that may fit you best may significantly be affected by other factors not taken into consideration in this post, such as the style of the shoe and the width of your feet.

Let’s start with some tips,

  • The best time to measure your foot size is at the end of the day when your foot would have expanded the most;
  • The best way to measure your foot is to make sure you are standing, wearing the type of socks you will typically wear with your new shoes;
  • If your measurement is between two sizes, always move up to the larger size;
  • Be sure to measure both feet. Many people have feet of different sizes. Fit to the larger of the two.

Now let’s get your shoe size,

  1. Tape a piece of paper down to the floor. You are going to trace an outline of your foot to measure, so avoid doing this on carpet or any other surface that will be difficult to write on.
  2. Place your foot firmly on top of the piece of paper. Your leg should be bent slightly and your shin should be in front of your ankle. Try to put your foot perpendicular to any lines on your paper. You can stand, sit on a chair or crouch down.
  3. Draw the outline of your foot all the way around. You can wear the socks you are planning to wear with the shoes you would like to buy, but don’t wear shoes.
  4. Mark the length and width of your foot on the paper. Use your marker to draw straight line touching each side of the outline.
    Measure shoe size
  5. Measure the length of your foot. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure from the top to bottom. Write this number down. This number will largely determine your shoe size.
  6. Measure the width of your foot. Measure between the lines on the left and right sides
    and write the number down. Many shoes come in different widths, so this number will determine which version to buy.
  7. Subtract 3/16ths of an inch or 0.5cm from each number. This is to accommodate the small space between the line made by the pencil and your actual foot.
  8. Use your length and width measurements to find your shoe size on a sizing chart. Men and women use different sizes, as do different countries. Please find below sizing charts that you could use.
Women’s Size Conversions
Inches CM US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes
8.1875″ 20.8 4 35 2
8.375″ 21.3 4.5 35 2.5
8.5″ 21.6 5 35-36 3
8.75″ 22.2 5.5 36 3.5
8.875″ 22.5 6 36-37 4
9.0625″ 23 6.5 37 4.5
9.25″ 23.5 7 37-38 5
9.375″ 23.8 7.5 38 5.5
9.5″ 24.1 8 38-39 6
9.6875″ 24.6 8.5 39 6.5
9.875″ 25.1 9 39-40 7
10″ 25.4 9.5 40 7.5
10.1875″ 25.9 10 40-41 8
10.3125″ 26.2 10.5 41 8.5
10.5″ 26.7 11 41-42 9
10.6875″ 27.1 11.5 42 9.5
10.875″ 27.6 12 42-43 10

And for the men,

Men’s Size Conversions
Inches CM US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes
9.25″ 23.5 6 39 5.5
9.5″ 24.1 6.5 39 6
9.625″ 24.4 7 40 6.5
9.75″ 24.8 7.5 40-41 7
9.9375″ 25.4 8 41 7.5
10.125″ 25.7 8.5 41-42 8
10.25″ 26 9 42 8.5
10.4375″ 26.7 9.5 42-43 9
10.5625″ 27 10 43 9.5
10.75″ 27.3 10.5 43-44 10
10.9375″ 27.9 11 44 10.5
11.125″ 28.3 11.5 44-45 11
11.25″ 28.6 12 45 11.5
11.5625″ 29.4 13 46 12.5
11.875″ 30.2 14 47 13.5
12.1875″ 31 15 48 14.5
12.5″ 31.8 16 49 15.5

 

References

For further references you may consult the following links:

http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Shoe-Size

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1WJ3TrlA3o

https://www.leftlanesports.com/popup_shoesize.htm

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