I am not responsible for any problems caused by reliance on this table. This means that the width of the foot cannot be deduced one to one, as the interior of the shoes is usually wider than the footbed. The best practice I can recommend, if the company allows this, is to place orders in terms of inches, millimeters, or centimeters. If the shape of the foot varies from the norm wide feet, fleshy feet, high arches, flat feet, over-pronation or splayed feet then a different shoe largeness is necessary.
Repeat the same procedure with your other foot. Then use a measuring tape or a ruler to measure the widest portion of both drawings.
This number is your foot width. And how does the foot width now translate into shoe spread? You can find different shoe width scales on the market. It is either indicated by the marks M for medium or W for wide or there are classifications of the shoe width from AAA smallest width to EEE widest width.
The biggest problem with buying shoes for women or men is that although sizes are theoretically standardized, each country calculates a little differently.
Many manufacturers also deviate slightly from the standards. Some brands prefer to make shoes that are a bit more comfortable or also suitable for wider feet, so they secretly increase the measurements. Brand X shoes are usually smaller than those of brand Y, and differences in production also occur. Due to the fact that the materials used fabric, leather, leatherette, rubber, etc. So, make sure that you try different sizes!
If the shape of the foot varies from the norm wide feet, fleshy feet, high arches, flat feet, over-pronation or splayed feet then a different shoe largeness is necessary. While foot length is observed in almost all systems, the width of the feet is usually neglected. There are big differences due to the fact that country-specific formulas are used.
In addition to the reference value for length, the unit used and the zero point also play a big role. 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. Just think how many steps you take in a single day. Our feet are the probably the most heavily stressed parts of our bodies and a lot less robust than many people think. Also, it is very important to choose the right footwear for the right occasion: Unfortunately, different size systems are in use worldwide, so a comparison and simple overview of the different sizes is therefore difficult.
The sizing systems in different countries only have one thing in common: The basis is always the foot length. The most accurate method is the measurement of foot length using a scanner. The scanner produces a precise image.
However, the scan costs money and is therefore usually only undertaken by professional athletes or ambitious amateur enthusiasts. For menswear or womenswear: Most size systems are based on foot length. The length of the lasts is the simplest for the manufacturers, so this is often used. In the US, this is usually 0. Most length systems are based on the length of the feet. The most important tip for buying: You will be amazed! Because it provides first indications of how well the shoe fits in length.
This means that the width of the foot cannot be deduced one to one, as the interior of the shoes is usually wider than the footbed. Check the front area: The front area is particularly important.
It may happen that you put on footgear of your size, but they are too tight in the front area. In this case, the height above the instep may be insufficient. The leather usually yields slightly. But, of course, you should be able to take right off in your favorite shoes. There should be approximately one inch of space between your toes and the tip of your footwear. The shoe must sit firmly at the ball and heel. On the heel, you should have a minimum amount of slipping — footgear that rides up and down when you walk is too large.
Especially with higher heels, the heel must not wiggle, otherwise, you are in danger of tipping over. Want a perfect fit? You can use them to convert from the shoe size used in one country or region to the shoesize used in another country or region. However, store and manufacturer practice varies widely. Having studied many published shoe size tables on the net, I would not trust any of them. The best practice I can recommend, if the company allows this, is to place orders in terms of inches, millimeters, or centimeters.
You can at least measure your foot and measure the shoe and determine if you received what you ordered. Otherwise, you might encounter a compounded error of the manufacturer having a variation and the store conversion table having a variation which makes the shoe significantly different in size.
Find out about XenCraft's presentation: A Quest for Understanding is a nice video from the perspective of a husband of a shoe lover. This comes from BBC's great series on digital storytelling. The following tables demonstrate another aspect of globalizing products- shoe sizes are not measured in the same units around the world.
I am not responsible for any problems caused by reliance on this table. It's my best guess as to size conversions based on data found elsewhere on the web. I suggest you talk to the vendor or merchant about size conversions before ordering. Note that manufacturers vary on sizing as well. Differences from the values on this page by either plus or minus a size or half-size are not uncommon.
In reviewing various tables on the web, I noted many tables with gross mistakes easily detected by seeing values out of order. Compare the surrounding values in tables you find on-line and determine if they make logical sense, before ordering. To use these Shoesize convertors, first choose the adult, boys or girls convertor. Then find the row that represents the region of the world which you want to convert the size from.
Let's call this the "FROM" row. Look across the "FROM" row to the size closest in value to the one you want to convert from. Now, in the same converter table, find the row with the sizes of the region that you want to convert to. Let's call this the "TO" row. Finally, by looking straight up and down in the column, that is the same column that has the size you identified in the "FROM" row, find the same column in the "TO" row.
The size in this column in the "TO" row is the converted size. For example, if you are an adult Japanese man, and know your size to be 26, and want to know your Mexican shoe size, then you would look in the adult table at the row labeled "Japan Men".
Find the column with a "26". Now look at the row for "Mexico" and look across until you are in the same column as the "Japan Men 26".
You should see a "6. On most browsers, you can use the mouse to highlight a country's row in the converter for easier reading and conversion. You can make the tables larger or smaller by changing the text size setting of your browser. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose the menu items: Shoe sellers on eBay are now referring to these tables.
Because the foot is three-dimensional, any two-dimensional measuring tool, such as a ruler or Brannock device®, can only approximate your true shoe size. Please also keep in mind the manufacturers use different lasts to construct their shoes, and sizing may vary accordingly. Our Shoe Size Guide will help you convert US Shoe sizes to international sizes such as UK, CM and European. For those who are not familiar with either the US shoe size chart or the European shoe size chart, we offer a US to European shoe size conversion chart and European to US shoe size conversion chart. Shoe Lengths for U.S. & European Shoe Sizes with Sizing Chart, U.S. to European Shoe Size Conversion Chart, Shoe Fitting Guide.