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Sizing Guides

Please use the sizing chart below as your reference guide to choosing the right size shoes for you.

Because the foot is three-dimensional, any measuring device can ONLY give you an approximation of your true shoe size.

Also, manufacturers use different lasts to construct their shoes, and sizing may vary accordingly to the maker, style or country.

 

To get the most accurate guide:

  • Make sure you are standing or weight bearing, wearing the socks or stockings you will wear with your new shoes. 
  • Place a measure flush against a wall and sit heel back against it. Measure both feet as there may be some variation in length. Opt for the sizing that caters for the longer foot.
  • Use our size chart following to convert your centimetre measurement to your nearest shoe size. Please note this is a guide for length only. 
  • Use this conversion chart to also assist you in ordering from our European-Sized Brands.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE SHOE WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SHOE STORE

Choosing the right shoe size is very important for comfort, safety, and style.

  • Take a tracing of your foot with you. Place any shoe you think you might buy on top of the tracing. If the shoe is narrower or shorter than the tracing, don’t even try it on.
  • Shop for shoes during the afternoon, your foot naturally expands with use during the day.
  • Wear the same type of socks to the store that you intend to wear with the shoes.
  • Have a salesperson measure both of your feet — and get measured every time you buy new shoes. Feet change with age, often growing larger and wider. If one foot is larger than the other, buy a size that fits the larger foot.
  • Examine the soles. Are they sturdy enough to provide protection from sharp objects? Do they provide any cushioning? Take note of how they feel as you walk around the shoe store. Try to walk on hard surfaces as well as carpet to see how the shoe feels on both.
  • Walk around in the shoes to determine how they feel. Is there enough room at the balls of the feet? Do the heels fit snugly, or do they pinch or slip off? Don’t rationalize that the shoes just need to be “broken in.” Find shoes that fit from the start.
  • Trust your own comfort level rather than a shoe’s size or description. Sizes vary between manufacturers. And no matter how comfortable an advertisement claims those shoes are, you’re the real judge.
  • Pay attention to width as well as length. If the ball of your foot feels compressed in a particular shoe, ask if it comes in a wider size. Buying shoes that are a half-size bigger — but not any wider — won’t necessarily solve the problem.
  • Feel the inside of the shoes to see if they have any tags, seams, or other material that might irritate your foot.