How do I know what size shoe to buy online?

The process of buying women’s footwear has changed considerably over the years, with the evolution of technology and the internet. These days, most people enjoy shopping online, including buying women’s footwear. Shoes play an important role in supporting and protecting our feet, and it serves us well to buy shoes that fit correctly and comfortably. However, without trying the shoes on first, it can be difficult to know if you are buying the correct size.

This is why, before purchasing women’s shoes online, you should be aware of what your true shoe size actually is. To determine your true shoe size, follow the six simple steps below:

  1. Place a piece of paper onto the floor. Lined or grid paper will make the process easier, however plain paper will work just fine. Also, ensure that the piece of paper is big enough to fit your whole foot on it.
  2. Crouch down and place your foot onto the piece of paper. You can also sit down if it’s more comfortable.
  3. Using a pen or pencil, trace around your foot.
  4. You then need to use a ruler to trace around the outside of your foot tracing, so that it sits inside a rectangle. To create the rectangle, draw a straight line on each side of your foot. You’ll need to draw a line on either side of your foot; at the lowest point of your heel; and at the highest point of your big toe.
  5. Using a ruler, measure between the top and bottom parallel lines (from the highest point of your big toe to the lowest point of your heel), to determine the length of your foot. You can also measure between the two side lines to find the width of your foot, although most shoe stores generally just go by length.
  6. Use the length of your foot to find your true shoe size. Search for the length of your foot in the table below to see what your shoe size is in Australian, US, European and UK sizing:

AUS/US

EUR

UK

Foot Length (CM)

4

35

2

20.8

4.5

35.5

2.5

21.3

5

36

3

21.6

5.5

36.5

3.5

22.2

6

37

4

22.5

6.5

37.5

4.5

23

7

38

5

23.5

7.5

38.5

5.5

23.8

8

39

6

24.1

8.5

39.5

6.5

24.6

9

40

7

25.1

9.5

40.5

7.5

25.4

10

41

8

25.8

10.5

41.5

8.5

26.3

11

42

9

26.5

11.5

42.5

9.5

27

12

43

10

27.6

 

Now that you know how to work out your true shoe size, you can buy women’s footwear online with confidence. For more useful pointers, read How to Shop for Women's Shoes Online.

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