A little background on Shoe Sizes:

This section will probably tell you more than you ever wanted to know about sizing! The goal is to provide you enough information to determine your true foot size using the US Men's measure system. There are 4 major size standards worldwide and these are the US, UK, EU and Japan. The most common size used in Australia tends to be the US size. It is a really good idea to look at the labels on your existing shoes and write down your size in US scale from each. You may be surprised to see that this will vary style to style. A conversion table for both men and women is shown below but again when you look at different websites the conversions vary and so this is only a guide.

We have measured one male and female members of staff and will use them as the benchmark for each style giving the style a rating of either:

  1. SMALLER THAN STATED SIZE
  2. ACCURATE TO STATED SIZE
  3. LARGER THAN STATED SIZE

The ideal for us is to be able to measure our customers feet using a Brannock device in store as shown in the picture and as you are ordering online we cannot do this and so we hope in this section to help you measure your own feet to allow you to better choose a size that is more likely to fit well.

Many of the shoes we sell only come in one width but if you know your correct size and width you will be better equipped to decide if the shoe is likely to be wide enough for you.

The USA size system uses numbers to indicate the length and letters to indicate the width. The width measurements were standardized about 100 years ago but shoes made in different widths did not become popular  in the United States till the 1920's. In most other parts of the world, shoes are typically available only in one or two widths.

Most of our footwear is available in US sizes from 4 through 15 and some in 3 widths from medium (D) through extra-wide(EEE). In every case we will try to give you as much information on how the shoe relates to its stated size to help you choose.

The Brannock Device pictured below is commonly used to measure sizes in the USA. The size system is linear. Men's size 1 is 7 2/3 Inches long and each additional size is 1/3 Inch longer.

There are 9 widths in the US system. From narrowest to widest, they are: AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, EE, EEE. The D width is considered to be "medium". The widths are linear and are separated by 3/16 of an inch. Just to keep things interesting, the actual width measurement which yields a D width size varies with the length size.

Even with these systems, shoes vary in size because the lasts on which footwear is built tend to vary from the standard. It is very likely that you have shoes and boots in your closet which fit just fine but are labeled with a number of different sizes.

Athletic shoes are notorious in this regard. It's not unusual to see someone with a size 10 foot wearing athletic shoes in size 11 or 12. On the other hand (foot?!), they may wear a size 9 or 9½ work boot.

So how can you tell us what size shoe to ship if there is this ambiguity? The answer is simple, we'd like you to measure your foot and find the correct size in the charts below.

How to measure your foot and find its size & width

You can accurately determine your foot size and width using these simple instructions and then comparing the measurements to the size and width tables below. The results will be the same as if your foot was measured with a Brannock Device used in shoe stores.

You'll need:

  1. A chair

  2. Two sheets of paper on which to trace an outline of your feet

  3. A pen or pencil

  4. A measuring tape or ruler

  5. Socks of the type you intend to wear with the shoes

Before starting, you should read through the information above on sizing and choose the type of socks you plan to wear with the shoes you are buying. You also should consider the following points about feet.

  • Feet swell a bit and get larger as the day passes. So you should measure your feet later in the day to get a more accurate size.

  • As people pass through their middle forties into their fifties, their feet get larger. You can expect to gain a half to a full size during this period.

  • Left and right feet often differ slightly in size. Measure both feet and use the measurement for the larger foot. If the difference is over a half size, consider ordering custom fitted footwear so that each foot can be accommodated with the correct size shoe.

Follow these steps for each foot. It is easier to have someone else do the tracing of the foot.

  1. Sit in a chair with the foot firmly placed on a piece of paper large enough to make a tracing around the whole foot. Your leg should be tilted slightly forward so it will not interfere with the pencil as you trace around your heel.

  2. Trace an outline of the foot with a pencil held perpendicular to the paper at all times. Ensure that the pencil is held snug against the foot during the tracing.

 

  1. Measure the length and width of the tracing at the points shown in the diagram below.

BRANNOCK DEVICE FINISHED TRACING DRAW AROUND FOOT
A Brannock device used to measure feet Finished tracing of the foot with measure lines How to draw around your foot correctly with a pencil

 

  1. The tracing will be slightly larger than your feet because of the thickness of the pencil. Subtract 0.2 Inches (5 mm) from each measurement to compensate for the thickness of the pen or pencil. This correction gives you the actual length and width of your foot.

    So, if the tracing of your foot measures 10.5 inches long, you subtract 0.2 inches (5 mm) to get the actual length of your foot which is 10.3 inches which is about U.S. men's size 9.

    Note that you can place your foot between two flat, solid objects such as bricks then measure the length and width between the bricks. In this case you get the actual length and width immediately and do not need to subtract anything to compensate for the pencil thickness.

  2. Check the table below with your corrected length measurement and find the USA Men’s size that applies to you. You will need this to work out the correct width of your foot. Ladies should use the equivelant men's size to work out their width and then make a note of your US women's size with this width.

  3. Then check the width table below with the USA Men's size and find the closest match to your corrected width measurement on that row. The column gives the USA width measurement.

    LENGTH CHART

Length of Foot

Size

 

 

US

US

 

 

Mondo

Inch

Cm

Men

Women

UK

Europe

Point

8

20.3

2

3

1

33.0

21.3

8 1/6

20.7

33.6

21.7

8 1/3

21.2

3

4

2

34.3

22.2

21.6

34.9

22.6

8 2/3

22.0

4

5

3

35.5

23.0

8 5/6

22.4

36.2

23.4

9

22.9

5

6

4

36.8

23.9

9 1/6

23.3

37.5

24.3

9 1/3

23.7

6

7

5

38.1

24.7

24.1

38.7

25.1

9 2/3

24.6

7

8

6

39.4

25.6

9 5/6

25.0

40.0

26.0

10

25.4

8

9

7

40.6

26.4

10 1/6

25.8

41.3

26.8

10 1/3

26.2

9

10

8

41.9

27.2

10½

26.7

10½

42.5

27.7

10 2/3

27.1

10

11

9

43.2

28.1

10 5/6

27.5

10½

11½

43.8

28.5

11

27.9

11

12

10

44.5

28.9

11 1/6

28.4

11½

12½

10½

45.1

29.4

11 1/3

28.8

12

13

11

45.7

29.8

11½

29.2

12½

13½

11½

46.4

30.2

11 2/3

29.6

13

14

12

47.0

30.6

11 5/6

30.1

13½

14½

12½

47.6

31.1

12

30.5

14

15

13

48.3

31.5

12 1/6

30.9

14½

15½

13½

48.9

31.9

12 1/3

31.3

15

16

14

49.5

32.3

12½

31.7

15½

16½

14½

50.2

32.7

12 2/3

32.2

16

17

15

50.8

33.2

12 5/6

32.6

16½

17½

15½

51.5

33.6

13

33.0

17

18

16

52.1

34.0

13 1/6

33.4

17½

18½

16½

52.7

34.4

13 1/3

33.9

18

19

17

53.4

34.9

Inch

Cm

US

US

UK

Europe

Mondo

 

 

Men

Women

 

 

Point

Inter size gap

1/3"

1/3"

1/3"

2/3 Cm

1 Cm

Inter size gap "

1/3"

1/3"

1/3"

0.26"

0.39"

Inter size gap mm

8.5 mm

8.5 mm

8.5 mm

6.7 mm

10 mm

 

Notes:

  1. Sizes are men's except for the USA Women's column
  2. European sizes are usually expressed as whole numbers. In this chart they have been interpolated to show their closest match to USA men's sizes.
  3. Mondo Point sizing is an international standard. So far, it has been used mostly for sporting equipment such as ski boots and inline skates.

Width Chart

In the US sizing system, the foot length is shown as a number and the foot width as a letter. The letter "D" indicates medium width for each size. "C" is narrower than standard and "E" is wider than standard. There are two versions of this chart. The one on the left shows the foot widths in inches, the one on the right shows the foot widths in millimeters.

On each chart, US men's length size is along the left in red. For each length size, the foot width measurement is shown for AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, EE and EEE widths. The columns are marked with the width letter (shown in blue)

Go to the row for your length size then find the width measurement of your foot in inches or millimeters on that row. The column head gives the width letter. 

 

US Men's Size
Width in millimeters

 

AAA

AA

A

B

C

D

E

EE

EEE

2

53

58

61

66

71

76

81

86

91

53

58

64

69

74

79

84

86

91

3

56

61

66

71

74

79

84

89

94

58

61

66

71

76

81

86

91

97

4

58

64

69

74

79

84

86

91

97

61

66

71

74

79

84

89

94

99

5

61

66

71

76

81

86

91

97

99

64

69

74

79

84

86

91

97

102

6

66

71

74

79

84

89

94

99

104

66

71

76

81

86

91

97

99

104

7

69

74

79

84

86

91

97

102

107

71

74

79

84

89

94

99

104

109

8

71

76

81

86

91

97

99

104

109

74

79

84

86

91

97

102

107

112

9

74

79

84

89

94

99

104

109

112

76

81

86

91

97

99

104

109

114

10

79

84

86

91

97

102

107

112

117

10½

79

84

89

94

99

104

109

112

117

11

81

86

91

97

99

104

109

114

119

11½

84

86

91

97

102

107

112

117

122

12

84

89

94

99

104

109

112

117

122

12½

86

91

97

99

104

109

114

119

124

13

86

91

97

102

107

112

117

122

124

13½

89

94

99

104

109

112

117

122

127

14

91

97

99

104

109

114

119

124

130

14½

91

97

102

107

112

117

122

124

130

15

94

99

104

109

112

117

122

127

132

15½

97

99

104

109

114

119

124

130

135

16

97

102

107

112

117

122

124

130

135

16½

99

104

109

112

117

122

127

132

137

17

99

104

109

114

119

124

130

135

137

17½

102

107

112

117

122

124

130

135

140

18

104

109

112

117

122

127

132

137

142

 

AAA

AA

A

B

C

D

E

EE

EEE

US Men's Size
Width in inches

 

AAA

AA

A

B

C

D

E

EE

EEE

2

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

2.3

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

4

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

5

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

2.5

2.7

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

6

2.6

2.8

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

7

2.7

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

2.8

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

8

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

9

2.9

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

10

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

10½

3.1

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

11

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

4.7

11½

3.3

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

12

3.3

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.8

12½

3.4

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

4.7

4.9

13

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

4.9

13½

3.5

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

14

3.6

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

4.7

4.9

5.1

14½

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

4.9

5.1

15

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2

15½

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

4.7

4.9

5.1

5.3

16

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

4.9

5.1

5.3

16½

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2

5.4

17

3.9

4.1

4.3

4.5

4.7

4.9

5.1

5.3

5.4

17½

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

4.9

5.1

5.3

5.5

18

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2

5.4

5.6

 

AAA

AA

A

B

C

D

E

EE

EEE

 

 

 

 



W


Women's Size Conversion Chart

US

5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

UK

3

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

EUR

35

36

37

38

38.5

39

39.5

40

40.5

41

41.5

42

JP

22

23

23.5

24

25.6

25

25.5

26

26.5

27

27.5

28

 

Men's Size Conversion Chart

US

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

14

15

UK

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

13

14

EUR

40

40.5

41

41.5

42

42.5

43

43.5

44

44.5

45

45.5

46

47

48

JP

25

25.5

26

26.5

27

27.5

28

28.5

29

29.5

30

30.5

31

32

33

 


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