How to Measure Your Feet
Please have: a piece of paper bigger than your feet, a measuring device (ruler or tape measure), pen or marker ready
1. Put your foot down on the paper.
2. Trace all the way around your foot as closely as possible (for best results ask a friend to do the tracing).
Now that You have your foot tracing, grab your measuring device and:
3. Measure from the base of the heel to the tip of the longest toe.
Write that number down as your length.
4. Measure across at the widest part of the foot (usually at the ball of the foot, right underneath the toes).
Write this number down as your width.
Remember to record your measurements in centimetres (cm) and inches (in) as sizing charts may defer.
5. Once You have both measurements written down check the Sizing Charts.
If You are in between sizes always go one size up to ensure the shoe is not too narrow.
See an example of a sizing chart here:
It is a common mistake to order one shoe size up, when what you actually need is a wider width.
There is no standard width system used by all shoe brands. However regardless of how each brand names the widths, there is typically 1/8 (one-eighth) of an inch difference between one width and the next.
Width sizing is also different between men’s and women’s shoes, so it’s important to make sure that you are referencing the correct sizing chart.
A properly fitting, pointy toedheel should allow your toes enough room to wiggle around slightly. They should never be so cramped that you can’t move them at all.
When shopping for narrow or pointy-toed shoes or heels it is best to go half a size up (this allows more room for when your feet swell.
Heel heights are measured from a size 7 shoe and will vary slightly depending on the size you order. The heel is measure up the center side to the heel to where it meets the sole.
Your Feet’s Best Fit
For better results, try shoes on at the end of the day because feet swell after daily use. Feet can swell from walking or standing for long periods of time, travel, flights, PMS etc.
It is common that feet change.
Feet can grow up to a half a shoes size every ten years after the age of 40.
Our feet often become flatter and wider with age.
When shopping online, be sure to try shoes on when you receive them — and don’t be afraid to return them if they don’t fit well.