The sizes of shoes

For calculating the size of shoes many producers use one parameter – foot length, which is measured by the foot contour, and equals the length from the toes to the heel.

Using the size chart and calculating by the formula S = foot length x 1.5 + n, the shoes size is determined, where n – the allowance for free (not too tight) wearing.

For example: when the foot length = 24.4 (cm) men shoe size would be 38.

Shoe width:

The shoe width is measured on the forefoot, at the widest part of the foot.

Important: for the same size shoes there is a whole series of models that differ by width. The difference between the circumference at the forefoot in adjacent width sizes for shoes is from 4 (mm) to 8 (mm), depending on the shoe model and producer.

Unspoken world standard is the English width system, that is divided into 10 groups:

• group F: for normal feet, the width is 25.5 (cm) for the size 37;
• group G: for big feet, the width 23 (cm) for the size 37;
• group H: for oversize feet, the width 23.5 (cm) for the size 37.

Important: other width groups and the intermediate measures (G ½) in practice are used only for individually made orders, or in very big shoe shops.

Women’s shoes*
US Size  Foot length  EU Size
4 8 3⁄16" 35
4.5 8 3⁄8" 35
5 8 1⁄2" 36
5.5 8 3⁄4" 36
6 8 7⁄8" 37
6.5 9 1⁄16" 37
7 9 1⁄4" 38
7.5 9 3⁄8" 39
8 9 1⁄2" 39
8.5 9 11⁄16" 40
9 9 7⁄8" 40
9.5 10" 41
10 10 3⁄16" 41/42
10.5 10 5⁄16" 42
11 10 1⁄2" 43
11.5 10 11⁄16" 43
12 10 7⁄8" 44
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Men’s shoes*
US Size  Foot length  EU Size
6 9 1⁄4" 39
6.5 9 1⁄2" 39
7 9 5⁄8" 40
7.5 9 3⁄4" 40
8 9 15⁄16" 41
8.5 10 1⁄8" 41/42
9 10 1⁄4" 42
9.5 10 7⁄16" 43
10 10 9⁄16" 43/44
10.5 10 3⁄4" 44
11 10 15⁄16" 44
11.5 11 1⁄8" 45
12 11 1⁄4" 46
13 11 9⁄16" 47
14 11 7⁄8" 48
15 12 3⁄16" 49
16 12 1⁄2" 50
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Children's shoes*
US Size  EU Size  UK Size  Foot length
10.5 27 9.5 6.625"
11 28 10 6.75"
11.5 29 10.5 7"
12 30 11 7.125"
12.5 30 11.5 7.25"
13 31 12 7.5"
13.5 31 12.5 7.625"
1 32 13 7.75"
1.5 33 14 8"
2 33 1 8.125"
2.5 34 1.5 8.25"
3 34 2 8.5"
3.5 35 2.5 8.625"
4 36 3 8.75"
4.5 36 3.5 9"
5 37 4 9.125"
5.5 37 4.5 9.25"
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