We here at Posig want to ensure you get the absolute best-fit for your new pair or pairs of sneakers, boots, or shoes. With such, we understand the frustration or misunderstanding that comes with trying to measure your foot (shoe) size at home alone. Even more so, it’s understandable how significantly different foot or shoe sizes are when it comes to considering the total length and width in inches versus centimeters, and then making sense of each size via the accompanying country in which you’re purchasing shoes, or via the internet, such as EU, US, or UK sizing.
To make the process simple, just FOLLOW these steps!
- Obtain a regular-size (printer-paper) piece of paper and tape the bottom and top to the floor with some scotch or typical office tape. Doing so will ensure the paper doesn’t slide around and in turn give you an improper measurement.
- Sit down on a chair, to rest and ensure your foot doesn’t move around much or that you get an unusual measurement. Your shin should be in front of your knee, whether sitting or standing when taking measurements.
- Measure the width of your foot or feet by drawing a complete outline of your foot, and then measuring (inside the lines) from one side of your foot to the other in determining width.
- Repeat Step 3 for determining the length of your foot, again measuring inside of the lines. Wearing socks are optional, do not wear shoes, and keep in mind that bare feet are likely to draw the most accurate measurements.
- Upon completion of measurements, deduct 3/16ths of an inch for each measurement to account for the pencil or pen-marking. Remember to take both measurements in Inches and Centimeters for accuracy and to cross-carry your sizing definition to various types of shoe-manufactured sizes, such as US, EU, or UK.
- Once you’ve completed measurements, before attempting to convert these numbers and measurements, go ahead and do it one more time to ensure accuracy! If the numbers have changed, it’s worth checking one last time, and if not, then you should be good to go!
The final steps are essentially taking your measurements in length and width via both inches and centimeters, and converting them to atypical shoe-sizes. You can do so via a chart found HERE! http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Shoe-Size
Once you’ve established your shoe-size via your foot’s width and length, the next step for converting your appropriate sized shoe or boots is as simple as viewing a cross-international chart converter that will show you the different sizes converted into US, UE, or UK standards. Zappos.com in particular happens to have an excellent, easy-to-understand conversion chart just for this!
Remember that measuring and establishing width should be done via inches and centimeters before proceeding, and that this is how they are in turn defined via width-specific sizes such as AA, A, B, C, D, etc.
Convert My Shoe Size to International Standards!
The Posig Team