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How to Find Out Your Shoe Size at Home

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It’s easy to select shoes of the right size in a shoe store because you can try on several pairs and choose the right one. However, things are a bit different when you’re shopping online — in the best-case scenario, you’ll be able to try your new shoes on only after they’re delivered. This simply means you need to understand your shoe size in order not to waste your time returning goods.

5-Minute Crafts is showing you how to find out your shoe size at home. You’ll need a piece of paper, a ruler, and a pencil.

Step #1. Put your foot on a piece of paper and press it firmly.

Step #2. Take a pencil and circle your foot around the entire perimeter.

Step #3. Take a ruler and draw a line along each side of your foot. It should fit tightly to the borders of the drawing.

Step #4. Measure the long part of the rectangular area with a ruler.

Step #5. Find your size on the chart.

In our example, we’re choosing women’s footwear. The length of the foot equals 24.4 cm. We found its closest measurement on the chart, which is 24.2 cm and 24.6 cm, or more than 9 inches. We opted for a bigger indicator so that the shoes aren’t too small. It means that in our case, the American size of this person’s shoes will be an 8, while in the UK, the size would be considered a 6.5.

Useful tips

  • Measure the length of both feet. Perhaps they will differ in size. Go for the one that is bigger.

  • Choose the shape of the shoes according to the width of your feet. For example, it’s better to opt for shoes 1-1.5 sizes bigger if you want to buy footwear with pointed toes. This model is designed for narrow feet and is too small for many people.

  • Compare the length of your feet with the size chart of the manufacturer whose shoes you are buying. Perhaps it differs from the standard one, and you might happen to have a different size.

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