Womens Shoe Size Guide

Mens Footwear Size Guide

If you're not sure which shoe size to buy, our ladies shoe size guide is here to help! Whether you're after a shoe size conversion or you simply want to know how to measure your feet and find your ideal footwear size, look no further than our women's shoe guide.

Most people walk miles every day with every little journey adding up to more than you think. Whether you walk to and from work or the kid’s school, up and down to the coffee machine, to and from the car or you’re just on your feet all day, you might be surprised at how far your feet are taking you! This is why it’s crucial to buy a pair of women’s shoes that fit properly. A pair of shoes that don’t fit can lead to common foot problems like unwanted strain and pressure on your feet, spine, hips and legs. This could lead to injury, discomfort or more serious health risks later in life.

It’s easy to find the right size with our guide, we’ve included 5 easy steps on measuring your feet so you can still order your shoes online with the confidence that they will fit perfectly.

How To Choose The Right Size Shoes

How To Choose The Right Size Shoes

You can measure your own feet at home, which is particularly handy if you’re thinking about buying shoes online or buying shoes for someone who can’t pop into the local shoe store with you when you purchase them.

It’s a good idea to measure your feet at the end of the day, generally they swell a little after a day of walking around on them. If you wear socks normally, measure your feet with socks on – this will ensure that when you have both your shoes and socks on, your shoes aren’t too snug.

You don’t need any fancy equipment (a footwear measuring device is called a brannock, but we haven’t all got one of those at home!) to measure your feet, just a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and an extra pair of hands.

Measuring your feet lengthways:

  1. Find a flat, hard surface.
  2. Place your piece of paper with the edge straight against the wall, and stand on it with your heel also flush against the wall.
  3. Have someone mark on the paper where the longest point of your foot is. You can do this yourself… if you can bend over that far!
  4. Repeat this process with both feet as they might be slightly different sizes.
  5. Measure the heel to toe length for each foot.

Measuring your feet widthways:

Repeat steps as above, but measure from the widest point of your foot to other – usually just below the toes.

Do Shoe Zone Measure Feet?

Here at Shoe Zone we don't provide a full fitting & sizing service in store. That's why we'd recommend measuring your feet yourself to find the right size, and trying shoes on to get the right fit. Check out our ladies foot size chart below to see what size you are based on your measurements.

conversion tables

Women's Shoe Size Chart: Measurements & Conversion Charts

Use your measurements in centimetres to determine the right ladies shoe size for you from our footwear measurement chart below.

Shoe Size Charts: Measurements & Conversion Chart

Heel to Toe Length (cm) Heel to Toe Length in Inches UK Size EU Size US Size
22 8.7 2.5 35.5 5
22.4 8.8 3 36 5.5
22.9 9 3.5 36.5 6
23.3 9.2 4 37.5 6.5
23.7 9.3 4.5 38 7
24.1 9.5 5 38.5 7.5
24.5 9.6 5.5 39 8
25 9.8 6 40 8.5
25.4 10 6.5 40.5 9
25.8 10.2 7 41 9.5
26.2 10.3 7.5 42 10
26.7 10.5 8 42.5 10.5
Selecting a Shoe Size

Selecting A Shoe Size From The Women's Footwear Size Guide

Selecting a Shoe Size

There’s no perfect way to convert European, American and UK sizes, so the ladies shoe conversion chart you find above matches them up as best we can to uk/us/eu conversions. If you have any doubt over what size you need, it’s always best to go for a larger size – say half or a whole size bigger than you think to make sure the shoes will fit.

A women's foot size chart is just a guide, it’s perfectly normal to have feet that are different sizes, in fact around 60% of people have different sized feet. If you have feet that are two different sizes, it’s also best to go for the larger size you need.

The length of the shoe isn’t the only thing you need to consider when selecting shoes that are different sizes, you need to make sure they fit properly width ways as well. At Shoe Zone we offer some wide fit options, these can be helpful if your feet need more room to breathe.

We recommend you use our ladies shoe size chart as a starting point for determining your heel to toe length shoe size and then try on each style to determine if the size you have chosen is correct. Women's shoe styles can vary so from time to time you may find a size up or a size down from the women's shoe measurement chart could be a better fit for that particular shoe.

Selecting a Shoe Size

Conclusion

It is vital to choose the right size footwear, not only for the health of your feet, but for your comfort – there’s nothing worse than a pair of shoes that pinch.

We’ve done as much research as we can to ensure that you can make an informed decision about the size of shoe you need, but it’s always best to try a pair of shoes on in your local high street branch, just to make sure.