With so much purchasing taking place online, knowing how to convert shoe sizes is essential if you shop across countries or continents. With different manufacturers cutting shoes slightly differently it’s often difficult to find the right fit without trying them on first. Using a shoe size conversion chart is therefore a handy tool that can help to avoid returning your shoes later on.
While there is no one size fits all when it comes to shoe sizing, this conversion table allows you to make an educated guess as to your UK, US and Euro women’s shoes size. The conversion table uses the original formula for each shoe size system and includes the foot lengths of a standard last (the mould that the shoes are made around). The shoes in the conversion chart are 1.5cm shorter than the last length to allow for a little extra wiggle room.
Shoe Sizes in Europe
European shoe sizing is based on centimetres rather than inches, so they don’t directly correlate with the size of your foot. This sizing system is also unisex so shoes within a particular size can be worn by men or women. Consequently, some shoes will be wider for ladies while others are more narrow for men.
The most accurate way to determine your European shoe size is by measuring your feet while standing, wearing the socks or stockings you plan to wear with them. It is important to use a Brannock device or other foot measuring tool as a ruler or tape measure may not accurately reflect your shoe size. A set conversion formula exists for converting between European and US/UK sizing but this can be inaccurate as differences vary.shoe size eu to us