Please see our "best viewed with" information, click here.
http://www.sse.us/
Other Shoe Sizes


Online poker games at UB Play online poker with thousands of real people for FREE
Play online poker with thousands of real people for FREE


Please go to our New International Sizes page.

http://www.daxon.co.uk - French Fashion designer clothes at great prices - Home Shopping Catalogue UK


Shoe sizes:

shoe sizes - european shoe size - american shoe sizes - international shoe sizes - British shoe sizes conversion tables for American, Australian, British, Canadian, European, Japanese, Mexican, New Zealand, Inches, Centimetres, Mondopoint shoe sizes

international shoe sizes: you may prefer to use the javascript calculator below for all but US womens sizes
UK /Aus/NZ shoe 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Australia & NZ                   In Australasia it is common to add two sizes for women
European 34 35.3 36.75 38 39.25 40.5 42 43.25 44.6 46 47.25 48
US male shoe 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
US female shoe 10½ 11½ . . .
Japan   21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Mexico   . . . 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5
Cm (foot) foot 21.4 22.4 22.9 23.8 24.9 25.7 26.6 27.6 28.3 29.3 30.1 .
Mondopoint foot 214 224 229 238 249 257 266 276 283 293 301 .
Inches foot 8
3/8
8
6/8
9
1/16
9
7/16
9
13/16
10 2/16 10
1/2
10
7/8
11
3/16
11
9/16
11
7/8
.

Shoe size distribution:
shoe size distribution in UK adults - comparison with Japanese adults
UK /Aus/NZ shoe 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

UK %
(½ small)
male
shoe
1%
.
3%
(1%)
11%
(4%)
24%
(11%)
29%
(15%)
21%
(12%)
9%
(6%)
2%
.
1%
.
UK size    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13
UK %
(½ small)
fem'
shoe
2%
.
3% 
(1%)
 12%
(5%)
 23%
(10%)
 29%
(15%)
21%
(12%)
 9%
(6%)
 2%
.
Japanese male            average            
Japanese female     average                   

Shoe size systems:

This chart is based on library & web research, as well as some thought about the internal logic of the systems.

The English system is thirds of an inch, starting roughly at four or eight inches for children or adults. Four and eight inches used to be called one hand or two hands, with four inches being width of a hand and an inch the length between the end of your thumb and the middle crease. A hand or hand-width was the common measure for horses, so it was convenient to use it for shoes as well. Thirds of an inch used to be called barleycorns, after the corns you can make beer out of.

At this point the system becomes more hi-tec, because cobblers would use a bit of stick, more or less designed for the purpose of measuring shoes rather than feet. A shoe should be about one size larger then the foot it surrounds, so the measuring stick would be marked with a child's size one one hand and a third of an inch, rather than the round number of one hand or four inches exactly.

The system measures foot length and is unisex, but womens' shoes tend to be narrower at the heel than mens'. A man wearing women's shoes would be well advised to try a few pairs on first (transvestite mail-order is a difficult business as court shoes are traditionally worn tight) and likewise a woman wearing a transvestite's court shoe might find it more comfortable with a couple of pads glued-in to the sides. For most looser-fitting styles, unisex designs are possible and work well, although some manufacturers use separate lasts or moulds for making mens and womens shoes in the same pattern.

In America, people complicated the system by introducing a length difference between two separate scales for mens & womens shoes. Sizing was a source debate amongst trade associations and even led to patented systems at the end of the last century. This is what Bata, an international shoe manufacturer say on their table:

There are glimpses of a pattern of logic here. The difference in base size is a quarter of a size, as though someone had decided to move womens shoes and mens shoes half a size apart in length. The motive could be to make them more equal in width, as womens' feet tend to be narrower at the heel for a given foot length.

European countries use a metric system. Because the centimetre is larger than the difference you would want between two sizes of shoe, the system is to use two thirds of a centremetre. This is sometimes called a Paris Point.

People have been frustrated by shoe sizes for many years. In the Soviet Union there was an attempt to introduce ordinary centimetres instead of Paris Points, but, as centimetres are too big to come to round numbers on shoe sizes, shoes tend to have both size systems stamped on them. In Japan the idea has caught-on better: people simply give their foot length in centimetres. In Australia, standards organisations attempted the same thing, recommending millimetre lengths described as "Mondopoint" meaning world point, and in the UK the British Standards Institution has followed. These measurements tend only to be used for more technical shoes. There are several reasons for difficulties:

I have not been able to find a standard for widths, which are a measure of a D-shaped cross-section around a foot. Some companies use width; others girth.

here's a comment: your name: KIAN message: hey very useful page thatnx just one thing... ladies jacket table thingy the waist measurement for a size 12 shouldnt be 66 i dont think :D

Jacket Sizes:

international jacket sizes
UK male' 30" 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46"
UK female.. 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

inches (chest)

30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46

(waist)

24 66 28 30 32 . . .

(hips)

34 36 38 40 42 . . .

cm (chest)

82-86 86-90 90-94 100-04 105-09 110-14 115-29 130-34 135-139

(waist)

61 66 71 76 81 . . .

(hips)

86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 . . .
Europe (chest) 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 .
USA female (chest) 10 12 14 16 40 42 44 .
Japan female (chest) 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 .

international coat and jersey sizes
UK/US coats
jerseys
34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Euro 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Japan S M L LL

Women's Sizes
adult dresses
suits
coats
American 8 10 12 14 16 18  
British 30 32 34 36 38 40  
Continental 36 38 40 42 44 46  
adult blouses
& sweaters
American 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
British 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continental 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
girls & youth
dresses & coats
American 2 4 6 8 10 13 15
British & Continental 1 2 5 7 9 10 12
stockings American & British 8 9 10 10½ 11
Continental 35 36 37 38 39 40 41

Men's Sizes
Suits, Sweaters
and Overcoats
American & British 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continental 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Shirts American & British 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17
Continental 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Socks American & British 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½
Continental 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

foot gauges:


shoe size javascript converter - european to american & english; english to european & american, american to european & english

This JavaScript calculator is on the web without the author's name, so I can't thank him...

Enter a shoe size value into any box.
The remaining boxes will automatically be updated when you press tab or click the mouse with the cursor in another box

Shoe Size (US mens) A width inches A width cm
  B width inches B width cm
Shoe Size (UK) C width inches C width cm
  D width inches D width cm
Shoe Size (EU) E width inches E width cm
  EE width inches EE width cm
foot length inches 3E width inches 3E width cm
  4E width inches 4E width cm
foot length cm 5E width inches 5E width cm
  6E width inches 6E width cm
This calculator is for men's sizes. Here are the formulas:
L = S * 1/3" + 7 1/3" where:
U = S - 1 L = foot length in inches
P = U * 4/3 + 31 1/3 S = US men's adult shoe size
D width = 3/8 of foot length U = UK shoe size
each width step = 3/16 inches P = Paris Points shoe size


why people wear vegan shoes & cook vegan recipes:

Find your Ring Size Chart Here!

 

Please go to our New International Sizes page.

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.