Fitting tips

English sizes 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
American Sizes 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13
French Sizes 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
Women
English sizes 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
American Sizes 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9
French Sizes 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Youth
English sizes 2 3 4 5
American Sizes 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7
French Sizes 35 36 37 38 39
Baby
English sizes 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
American Sizes 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 10
French Sizes 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
English sizes 9 10 11 12 13 1
American Sizes 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 1 1 2 3
French Sizes 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Note Each full English size represents an 1/3″ (8.46 mm) increase commencing at 4″ (102 mm) for size 0.
– American sizes are the same as English except the base size 0 commences at 3 11/12″ (9.75 mm).Half size are usually made.-The American practice is to stamp shoe sizes

a) 11/2 sizes up from English size for Children’s and Women’s shoes.
b) One size up from the English size for Men’s shoes.

-French sizes commence at zero and continue without a break to the largest size.  Each size represents 6.66 mm. Half sizes are rarely made.

 

 

 

 

 

Note:
Each full English size represents an 1/3″ (8.46) increase commencing at 4″ (102 mm) for size 0.
The American practice is to stamp shoe sizes
a) 11/2 sizes up from English size for children’s and women’s shoes.
b) One size up from the English size for men’s shoes.
French sizes commence at zero and continue without a break to the largest size. Each size represents 6.66 mm. half sizes are rarely made.

The right socks
When trying on shoes, make sure you are wearing the appropriate socks, for instance if you are trying on boots that you wear with heavy socks, don’t try them on with thin nylons.

The right time
The best time to try on shoes is usually at the end of the day, when your feet are slightly swollen, a kind of “worst case scenario”

The first step
Stand up with your shoes on, walk around, you should be able to wiggle your toes freely, for most footwear your toes will be able to touch the top of the shoe, but there should be 3/8″ to 1/2″ between your longest toe and the tip of the shoe. Different styles can sometimes dictate a different amount of space at the end of the shoe for example the “Pointed toe” style

The right shoe
Don’t buy shoes that are too tight, if you’re at the point where you’re they’ll stretch to be comfortable, they probably wont. Its true that soft leather and suede give slightly, molding to your foot, but they will not dramatically increase in width or length. There’s a difference between a “snug” comfortable fit and a “tight” uncomfortable fit. A few laps in the store should help you decide how you feel.

 

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