International Shoe Size Conversion Charts/Converter Tables for Shoes Sizes




International Shoe Size Conversion Charts/Converter Tables for Shoes Sizes

International Shoe Size Conversion Charts
Adult, Girl's and Boy's Shoe Sizes
Conversion tables for American, Australian, British, Canadian, European, Japanese,Korean, Mexican, Russian, Ukrainian, New Zealand, Inches, Centimeters, Mondopoint shoe sizes
If your little piggies are going to market,these shoe size conversion tables can help. You can use them toconvert from the shoe size used in one country or region to theshoesize used in another country or region. However, store and manufacturer practice varies widely.Having studied manypublished shoe size tables on the net, I would not trust any of them. The best practice I can recommend, if the company allows this,is to place orders in terms of inches, millimeters, orcentimeters. You can at least measure your foot and measure theshoe and determine if you received what you ordered. Otherwise, you might encounter a compounded error of the manufacturerhaving a variation and the store conversion table having a variation which makes the shoe significantly different in size.I also note that tables and companies cite rules which only work for men, or women but not both. But often the tablesdon't indicate gender or are used for both.

Coming Soon! ShoeSizeGuy.comShoe sizes get their own web site!
Note:Microsoft Internet Explorer now gives a "security warning" aboutDHTML used on this page.This page does not install or do anything harmful. It uses Javascript to highlightrows in the conversion table. Microsoft should do a better job of determining whento issue warnings and should clean up its own house before casting stones at others.

Find out about XenCraft's presentation:
My "Shoe Size Web Page" Fetish or How Companies are Losing Money on the Internet

A Quest for Understandingis a nice video from the perspective of a husband of a shoe lover. This comes from BBC's great serieson digital storytelling.
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Shoe charts: Version Fran?aise
The following tables demonstrate another aspectof globalizing products- shoe sizes are not measured in the sameunits around the world. e-Business applications need to provideusers with appropriate units and be clear about which units arebeing referenced.

I am not responsible for any problems caused by relianceon this table. It's my best guess as to size conversions based ondata found elsewhere on the web. I suggest you talk to the vendoror merchant about size conversions before ordering. Note thatmanufacturers vary on sizing as well. Differences from the valueson this page by either plus or minus a size or half-size are notuncommon. In reviewing various tables on the web, I noted manytables with gross mistakes (easily detected by seeing values outof order).Compare the surrounding values in tables you find on-lineand determine if they make logical sense, before ordering.

Using the Shoesize Convertors
To use these Shoesize convertors, first choose the adult, boys orgirls convertor. Then find the row that represents the region ofthe world which you want to convert the size from. Let's callthis the "FROM" row. Look across the "FROM" row to the sizeclosest in value to the one you want to convert from. Now, in thesame converter table, find the row with the sizes of the regionthat you want to convert to. Let's call this the "TO" row.Finally, by looking straight up and down in the column, that is the same columnthat has the size you identified in the "FROM" row, find the same column in the "TO" row. Thesize in this column in the "TO" row is the converted size.

For example, if you are an adult Japanese man, and know your size to be 26, and want to know your Mexican shoe size,then you would look in the adult table at the row labeled "Japan Men". Find the column with a "26".Now look at the row for "Mexico" and look across until you are in the same column as the "Japan Men 26".You should see a "6.5" as your Mexican shoe size.

Please also see theInternational ShoeSize Chart Notes below and thesection on Other Shoe Size Web Sites.

On most browsers, you can use the mouse to highlight a country's row in the converter for easier reading and conversion.

You can make the tables larger or smaller by changing the text size setting of your browser.In Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose the menu items: View, Text Size
Adult Mens and Womens Shoe Size Conversion Table
M/W indicates Men's or Women's Sizes. Other systems are for either gender.SystemSizesSystemEurope3535 1/2 363737 1/2 3838 1/2 3940414243444546 1/2 48 1/2 EuropeMexico 4.555.566.577.59101112.5MexicoJapanM21.52222.52323.52424.52525.52626.527.528.529.530.531.5JapanMW2121.52222.52323.52424.52525.5262728293031JapanWU.K.M33 1/2 44 1/2 55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 88 1/2 10111213 1/2 U.K.MW2 1/2 33 1/2 44 1/2 55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 89 1/2 10 1/2 11 1/2 13U.K.WAustraliaM33 1/2 44 1/2 55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 88 1/2 10111213 1/2 AustraliaMW3 1/2 44 1/2 55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 88 1/2 910 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 14AustraliaWU.S. & CanadaM3 1/2 44 1/2 55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 88 1/2 910 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 14U.S. & CanadaMW55 1/2 66 1/2 77 1/2 88 1/2 99 1/2 1010.512131415.5U.S. & CanadaWRussia & Ukraine *W33 1/2 34 35 36 37 38 39 Russia & UkraineWKorea (mm.)228231235238241245248251254257260267273279286292Korea Inches991/89 1/4 93/89 1/2 95/89 3/4 97/810101/810 1/4 10 1/2 10 3/4 1111 1/4 11 1/2 InchesCentimeters22.823.123.523.824.124.524.825.125.425.72626.727.327.928.629.2Centimeters Mondopoint228231235238241245248251254257260267273279286292Mondopoint
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Attention eBay Sellers and Buyers
Shoe sellers on eBay are nowreferring to these tables. Due to wide variations among shoe measurementsystems, relying solely on these tables is not sufficient toguarantee everyone's happiness. I suggest sellers measure theinside of the shoe from toe to heel and list the measurement ininches and centimeters. Buyers should measure their foot from toeto heel. Buyers should request that sellers list the actualinside toe-to-heel measurement, if it is not provided.Without the actual measurements, insist on reasonable return policies.You can refer to this paragraph with http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html#ebay.

Shoe Size Conversion Tables: Adult,Girls, Boys.

Right-handed, Left-Footed
For most people, the larger foot is the opposite from the hand they write with.Try on shoes starting with your larger foot.
Girl's Shoe Sizes
Click here for Women's Shoe SizesEurope2626.52727.52828.5293030.53131.532.23333.53435EuropeJapan14.51515.51616.51717.51818.51919.52020.52121.522JapanU.K.88.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.511.522.5U.K.U.S. & Canada9.51010.51111.51212.51313.511.522.533.54U.S. & Canada
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"Size Matters Not!" Sure... If you are Yoda. Otherwise, you need to use a conversion table.
Size matters not. Look at me, judge me by my size do you, hmm?And well you should not, for my ally is the Force and a powerfulally it is.
Boys Shoe Sizes
Click here for Men's Shoe SizesEurope2929.730.53131.53333.53434.73535.5363737.5EuropeJapan16.51717.51818.51919.52020.52121.52222.523JapanU.K.1111.51212.51313.511.522.533.544.5U.K.U.S. & Canada11.51212.51313.511.522.533.544.55U.S. & Canada
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International ShoeSize Chart NotesThe Mondopoint system is the same as measuring the foot (not the shoe)in Millimeters (or Millimetres, mm.). However, somecompanies treat Mondopoint as Centimeters (Centimetres, cm.).So a shoe may be labeled either 240 (mm) or 24 (cm)if it is designed for a foot that is 240 millimeters long (including some wiggle room for socks).You may see mondopoint sizes with two numbers separated by a slash, e.g. 240/95. The second number isthe width of the foot in millimeters.American Women's shoe sizes are the same as AmericanMen's shoe sizes plus 1 1/2 .Canadian shoe sizes are equivalent (identical) to American shoe sizes for both Adult and Children's, Men and Women.Mexican shoe sizes plus 1 1/2 are the same as American Men's shoe sizes.British shoe sizes plus 1 are the same as American Men'sshoe sizes. However, I see many tables using a formula of Britishsize plus 1 1/2 . Check with the manufacturer.I saw one table on the web indicating British womens running shoe sizes were 1.5 plus mens size. I think this isincorrect and mistakenly applied the United States sizing rule to the U.K.Japanese shoes sizes are American Men's shoes sizes plus 18. (Some companies say add 19.)Europe uses a system that came from the French calledParis Points (aka Parisien Prick). One Paris Point equals two-thirdsof a centimeter. The system starts at zero centimeters andincreases. There are no half sizes. American size 0 is the sameas 15 Paris Points.1 Centimeter (Centimetre) is 10 Millimeters (Millimetres).1 Inch is 2.54 Centimeters (Centimetres).Length in Inches = 71/3 + (US Men's shoe size)*1/3Paris Points = 311/3 + (UK shoe size)*4/3.A Chinese 7 is a UK 4. That's all I know at the moment about sizes of shoes in China.Australia and New Zealand use the same shoe sizes as theUnited Kingdom for boys, men and girls. However, I have seen women's shoe charts where Australia is 1 or 2 sizes bigger than U.K... I added an entrywith one size bigger.Korea measures shoe sizes in millimeters (mm.).I am told Turkey uses European shoe sizes.There are two scales used in the U.S. The standard (or"FIA") scale and the common scales. The "common" scale is morewidely used. The scales are about 1/2 size different.Although different kinds of shoes prefer different measurement systems, I believe the charts work for all kinds of shoes.(With the caveat of the variations mentioned above.)I have been looking into army, military, ski, hiking, climbingboots, ladies pumps, high-heeled, spike and dress shoes, as wellas sneakers, designer shoes, gentlemen's shoes, causal, penny loafers, sandals, andother styles. I have not been researching children's shoes inmuch detail. The sizes above are also good for soccer, golf, running and other sports shoes.I have not tried bowling shoes or blue suede sneakers. I intend to get more detail on Nike, Reebok, and Adidasdue to the strong interest in running shoes for people coming to this page.If you have information or can point me at information aboutadditional measurement systems of systems used by differentcountries I would be grateful. (I am interested in Latin Americaand Eastern Europe.)Russian and Ukraine shoe sizes taken from Global7Network.comNOTE I am told these values are incorrect.Russia, Ukraine and other countries of the former USSRuse European shoe sizes. There is no difference formen, women, girls and boys.
In the 1980s a system using shoe sizes measured in centimeters was introduced.The change was not widely accepted.You can occasionally find shoes measured incentimeters, but most are marked with European system.
Other Shoe Size Web Sites
A good site: Human Foot Morphology. Studies Japanese feet, butseems generally applicable.Also foot measurements.
When measuring feet for shoe size, measure to the longest toe. The longest is not always the big toe.I couldn't find any data on this other than Toe Size Poll.

According to Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things, shoe sizes were first standardized in 1305 by Britain's King Edward I.An inch was defined as the length of three contiguous dried barleycorns. A common children's shoe size was 13 barleycorns, hence the size 13.From Origins at Happy Woman magazine.
Also see:Shoe tips

Most business sites have poorly designed shoe size tables, thatare prone to user errors and result in high return rates and aloss of repeat business.Bata had some well designed pages,but is now reorganizing its siteso I can no longer point to specific links, with the exception of onegreat diagram in an Acrobat PDF file:Bata Comparative Shoe Size Chart.
(I am not endorsing products of any companies, or the contents of thetables. I am just noting the page is well structured and is muchbetter than most.)

What is the Largest Shoe Size?
I don't know, but Shaq (NBA Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal) wears a 22G shoe.Here is his shoe size growth chart.
This shoe in the Philippine Shoe Capital, Marikina City is 5.5 meters/16.5 feet (French size 273).
This shoe in Hungary is size 217 (Euro system) or 145 cm. = 1.45 meters = 4.5 feet.
Zappos in the online Shoppes at Wellington Square carries a U.S. men's size 18EEEEE shoe.
Bill Clinton and Abraham Lincoln were the presidents with the biggest feet. Both wore size 13 shoes. Clinton is 13C.

Industry Notes
If you are looking for FIA (Footwear Industries of America, www.fia.org) for information onthe FIA scale, it is no longer there.In August 2000, theAmerican Apparel & Footwear Association(AAFA) resulted fromthe merger of the two trade associations: the American Apparel and Manufacturers Associationand Footwear Industries of America.

(Clearly these guys don't understand the web. Otherwise they wouldn't have just abandoned theirweb address, making it hard for anyone to find their new home...)

What Does I18n Guy Wear?
The I18n Guy wears New Balance running shoes. Iwear them every day, snow, sleet or rain, and have had the samepair for several years now. Actually, I am tired of them, butthey refuse to die. I don't understand how New Balance stays inbusiness. Previously I wore Converse sneaks and replaced them every 6 months since they wore out quickly.(No, New Balance doesn't give me a commission!)

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