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  Q: How do I measure the size of my feet?

  A: updated (02/02/2012)

Well firstly you can measure your own feet by following these simple instructions,

1. Find an A4 blank sheet of paper and a hard flat surface.

2. Place your foot on the paper, including the socks you are wearing.

3. Get a pen and hold it vertically and not at an angle.

4. Then you need to place a mark at the end of your big toe and heel.

5. Then you can also leave marks at the widest part of your feet, if your concerned with exact width measurement.

6. Get a ruler and extend the marks for the big toe and heel.

UK Size Chart Mens in Centimeters (heal to toe)

4 -------------- 22.4
5 -------------- 23.3
6 -------------- 24
7 -------------- 25
8 -------------- 25.8
9 -------------- 26.5
10 -------------- 27.5
11 -------------- 28.4
12 -------------- 29.2
13 -------------- 30.1

UK Women's Shoe Size Inches (heal to toe)

3 -------------- 8.69 inches
3.5 ----------- 8.8
4 ---------------- 9
4.5 -------------- 9.1
5 -------------- 9.3
5.5 -------------- 9.5
6 -------------- 9.6
6.5 -------------- 9.8
7 -------------- 10
7.5 -------------- 10.1
8 -------------- 10.3
8.5 -------------- 10.5

The UK size chart is measured in hands and barleycorns. One hand equals four inches. Men's and ladies have different scales. In Europe they generally measure in Paris Points, with each point or unit equal to two-thirds of a centimetre.

However, each manufacturer does slightly vary. Therefore measuring your feet is never an exact science. Most sizing experts would agree that buying shoes online is difficult. The majority of major brands do not stick to exact sizing regulations and this can make buying online a lottery.

Below you can click to enlarge a shoe size chart created so you can print it off at home. Please use a ruler to make sure the image in inches is to scale. It's been tested on a couple of computers but may not print to scale for everyone.

Shoe Size Chart - click to enlarge

 
 

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