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European Shoe Sizes

European Shoe Sizes

European Shoe Sizes

Shoe sizes are different all over the world. There is no promptness in shoe size measure from one nation to another. Not many of us have encountered this fact. But people, who are really keen on wearing international brands, might be interested in knowing that. European people are Brand possessive. We want to make you more aware with your international shoe purchase. Different sizes depend upon the measurement scheme followed by every country. In many countries, people prefer to wear comfort fit shoes. These are made on their personal demands. Due to the lack of a proper system in many nations, there has been a disparity, all over the world. Different countries use different shoe making technologies. Therefore, in order to wear international brands, you will have to know the equivalent of your shoe size in each country. Where can one find the shoe equivalent measures? This is easily available on the internet. Just make a search for the international shoe size comparison chart on your search engine. The tool is quite well-situated to find your equivalent shoe size for any other country.

Unfortunately, there is no formula by which you can convert your shoe size into some other county shoe size, then you are sadly mistaken. There is no standard formula to measure that. Every time you want to convert your shoe size to other country, look it up in the conversion chart. A better idea is to memorize your shoe size into all your favorite international brands. We will illustrate this with the help of an example.  European shoe sizes are numbered in 30’s and 40’s. Your shoe size thirty seven in Europe would be the equivalent to shoe size five in the Unites States. That means U.S shoes are 32 numbers lesser than equivalent European shoes. But European shoe size forty three measures equivalent to the shoe size of nine in the United States. Now the difference has increased by two. Therefore, you will end up making a wrong pair of shoes by your manual calculations. Trust on the standard conversion chart for the perfect purchase.

Europe Shoe Sizes

Europe Shoe Sizes

For all the fashion aware European women, here is a conversion of your European shoe size into the American shoe index. European shoe sizes for ladies start from size 36(which is equivalent to size 5), 37(which is equivalent to size 6), 38(which is equivalent to size 7), 39(which is equivalent to size 8), 40(which is equivalent to size 8 and a half), 41(which is equivalent to size 9), 42(which is equivalent to size 10), 43(which is equivalent to size 11) and 44(which is equivalent to size 11 and a half).

19 Comments so far

  1. marianne   June 15, 2009 2:53 am

    This chart is useful. I printed it and will take it when travelling

  2. Marlin   August 11, 2009 4:39 am

    Hey, thanks. I really needed to know the european shoe sizes. I think everyone finds your post useful!

  3. Lester   August 12, 2009 5:18 am

    Thanks for sharing the european shoe sizes chart. I will bookmark it. It’s really useful for ordering shoes online.

  4. Jack   August 14, 2009 3:28 pm

    The many way shoe sizes are represented in the world are weird. They should use only a shoe size reference. It’s not a good thing to have european shoe sizes, australian shoe sizes, usa sizes and so on.

  5. Lauren   August 19, 2009 2:01 pm

    Jack is right. Maybe they could use only one international shoe sizes. The european shoe sizes seem the best to choose, for instance.

  6. corsten   August 21, 2009 11:09 pm

    wow, thanks a lot! i was really looking for a japanese to european shoe sizes conversion.

    i find this very useful.

  7. Harley   August 27, 2009 3:32 am

    It is not that easy to use the european shoe sizes as the universal sizes. People are used to their type of measure. It would take some time to accommodate.

  8. Justine   October 27, 2009 5:22 am

    This is confusing. In Australia I’m size 8.5 but in Central Europe I’m size 39. On your chart that makes me somewhere between a 6 and an 8 in UK sizes…

  9. Andy Stenson   November 4, 2009 4:06 am

    I have a girlfriend who has a footsize of 40 and I would like to get her boots,but what is size 40 in english shoe size?

  10. Victoria   February 16, 2010 5:40 am

    Это не точная таблица! В Японии у меня 23.5,а италянская обувь у меня 37,в Америке я заказываю 6-6,5!?

  11. LindaJean   May 18, 2010 11:26 am

    But what about half sizes? If I am a 7.5 in U.S. how can I convert to a Euro 38 which is a 7?? A U.S. size 7 is too small for me. Help!!!! I’ve seen some Euro charts that say 38 is equal to a 7 and a 7.5? How can that be? I don’t get it. Should I go up to a 39?? Which would be a U.S. size 8 which I am not either? Totally confused.

  12. Karly   December 22, 2010 12:22 pm

    I agree that you should remember what your shoe size is in all the countries. I did not know what size I wore in Eupopean shoes until I went to Germany and found a pair of shoes I liked. Now at least I know.
    I remember years ago I had a pair of shoes that had three different sizes on them. I know one was for the US, and one was for Europe but I am not sure what the other was for.

  13. Jojo   January 1, 2011 11:24 am

    It is very confusing to me. I went to a store in Germany and they asked what size I wore and I said a 9. They looked at me like I was crazy. Then I realized that sizes there are different.

  14. Loreto   March 18, 2011 8:11 am

    I don’t like that European shoe sizes are different from a country to another. Like date format it is difficult if you travel in a foreign country.
    If I go to the store and I want to buy shoes I don’t even know what size to ask for. It can be embarrassing.
    European shoe sizes must be the same in every country from Europe.

  15. Shakira   March 27, 2011 10:12 am

    I don’t agree with the fact that European shoe sizes are not the same anywhere in Europe. It’s hard to remember all those numbers. I must know when I want to buy a pair of shoes, European shoe sizes from all countries. Maybe for other people this is not difficult.
    In my opinion European sizes should be the same anywhere.

  16. Afridi   May 12, 2011 1:39 am

    I think there is some error in mens (US & Canada) shoe sizes because from size 9 it jumps to Size 10 1/2. What about size 9 1/2 and size 10??

  17. Alana Cicchi   April 13, 2012 10:22 am

    NO you should NOT go up to a 39 if U are a USA sized 7 and a half! I tried that and my foot swam inside the boots, had to send them back and get as 38 or even a 37 works for some Americans with woemns seven and a half. they make no half sizes there, often they just make one size and everyone deals with it. The difference between a Euro 38 and 39 is three quarters of an inch only, in legnth, but a LOT in width.

  18. Alana Cicchi   April 13, 2012 10:24 am

    this is especially true for Euro boots made in places like Spain, such as New Rock goth boots and Demonia made elsewhere. the 39 is TOO LARGE for a woman with thin feet or sized seven feet, or often even seven and a half. I am in the process of returning $350 Newrocks to spain NOW due to this error. Dont make the same one!

  19. JB   November 21, 2012 3:54 am

    There are lot’s of errors in the Mens shoe sizes. For example UK 8 = US 9 not 10. And what happened to UK 9? It’s completely missing form the chart.

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