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November 13, 2018

International Shoe Size Conversion Charts


Foot Measuring Device For your convenience, these separate mens and womens conversion charts are handy for translating among shoe sizes. The tables act as a guideline however the figures are not exact corollaries on the global scene - please understand that such an ideal does not exist, and it is due to this reason that the figures below are based on near approximations for useful comparisons. The notes below go into greater detail.

For those curious about measuring their foot size and mens & womens inches conversions/sizes to base the sizing an actual foot lengths.

Womens Size Conversions
U.S. 5 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 9 9 ½ 10 10 ½ 11 11 ½ 12
Europe 35 35 ½ 36 37 37 ½ 38 38 ½ 39 39/40 40/41 41 41/42 42 43 44
U.K. 3 3 ½ 4 4 ½ 5 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10
Australia 3 ½ 4 4 ½ 5 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10 10 ½
Japan 21 21 ½ 22 22 ½ 23 23 ½ 24 24 ½ 25 25 ½ 26 26 ½ 27 27 ½ 28
Mexico - - - - - 4 ½ 5 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9
22 22 ½ 23 23 ½ 24 24 ½ 25 25 ½ 26 26 ½ 27 27 ½ 28 28 ½ 29

Mens Size Conversions
U.S. 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10 10½ 11 11 ½ 12 12 ½ 13 14 15 16
Europe 38 38 ½ 39 40 41 42 42/43 43 43/44 44 44/45 45 45/46 46 46/47 47 48 49
U.K./Australia 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10 10 ½ 11 11 ½ 12 13 13 ½ 14 ½ 15 ½
Japan 24 24 ½ 25 25 ½ 26 26 ½ 27 27 ½ 28 28 ½ 29 29 ½ 30 30 ½ 31 32 33 34
Mexico 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12.5 - -
25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5 31 31.5 - 32 32.5 33 34



Brands and Designers

Be aware that country of global origin is not the only criteria for the sizings listed. As a matter of living reality, some shoe brands/manufacturers within each given country might fall out of the so-called norm of what is assumed be an established size category. This can happen because of the cut of the shoe and the specifications (mainly, shape of the shoe compartment) and also because of each individual pair naturally falls into different places within the range of each size. There is also the less common case, where the shoe is being imported from an out-of-country supplier which happens to be influenced in its own configuration practices.

Too, there are margins of error due to factors like inconsistencies in the equivalency of the sizing standards themselves. If in doubt, the next size larger should be ordered.

United States

Many other countries make U.S. sizing available and this includes Canada, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, shoes that are of U.S. origin provide a staggering variety and assortment to the global footwear market. They too are frequently available in the wider sizes.

European Converters

Typically shoes coming from Europe are of the width they come in, for whatever reason. Shoe dealers for this reason will often recommend the next size up for those wearers having the wider foot. The big European brands include: Birkenstock, Dansko, Ecco, Josef Seibel and Mephisto with numerous others.

U.K. and Australia Sizing

You might have guessed from our chart that Australia sizes for men are the same as for the United States. But for women, it is quite different.

Mexican Sizes

Shoes from Mexico are among the most confusing anywhere. There is a lot of disagreement on the sizing and what the numbers represent. Footwear is being sold through two main sizing systems and this is the reason both have been included in the above tables.

However, like many countries abroad, U.S. shoes can be found in Mexico.



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