Often in our stores there are shoes with an incomprehensible size marking. It is good if you can measure or at least put a shoe to your foot. But often in order to pick up the right shoes, you need to measure a lot of pairs before you find something suitable.
And sometimes there are situations when the shoes when fitting came up, and the next day already presses. In this case, most likely, you came to the shoe store in the morning, when your legs were not yet tired and no puffiness appeared. Therefore, you just need to always know your real parameters of the feet.
Especially this problem is relevant when ordering shoes via the Internet. Typically, sellers indicate the size, but do not indicate the length of the inner insole, so often the wrong size of goods is delivered to the buyer. In order for such incidents not to happen, there should be a table of leg sizes in centimeters.
Footwear marking features
Now in the world there are several dimensional grids. It depends on the country of origin of the shoes.
- Inches - they are inches.
- UK Size - for shoes made in the UK and Scotland.
- US Size for shoes from USA, Australia and Canada.
- Euro Size is the traditional size for us, but in Germany, Italy, Sweden and France, euro-size is 1 more than in the CIS countries.
It will help determine your foot size in centimeters table. Russia and other CIS countries use a special Euro Size. To determine yours, you need to divide the length of the foot by 2 and add again the full length. In fact, our size is one and a half foot length: if the foot is 26 cm, then 26: 2 + 26 = 39 size.
How to determine the size of shoes in adults?
Before you go to the store or choose a product on the Internet, you must learn how to correctly determine the length of the foot. It is advisable to measure the foot, even to those who know their parameters, as often people seem to buy with confidence their size, and shoes do not fit.
To correctly measure the leg should be like this:
- At the end of the working day, take off your shoes and stand with your foot on a sheet of paper, then mark the length and width of your legs. This should be done in the evening, because then the legs are a bit edematous, and if you measure the size in the morning, the shoes you buy will rub.
- If this is summer shoes, then you need to measure bare feet, if winter shoes, then in socks. Do not make marks too close in the foot, as the selected size will rub, and the shoes are torn down faster.
- Measure the length of the foot and the width of the socks. In order to be as comfortable as possible in a closed model, it is necessary to make a margin of no more than 7 mm between the foot and the shoe. This will allow the leg to "breathe" and reduce the load on the legs.
- Next, select the appropriate option for you will help the table of sizes of feet in centimeters.
Abroad often instead of centimeters use inches (Inches). If you come across such a label, then know - 1 inch = 2.54 cm.
If you are still not sure, then ask the seller to measure the parameters of the shoes on the inside insole. Also, do not forget that all people have different rises and width of caviar, so these nuances must be taken into account, especially when buying winter boots and shoes.
How to determine the size of the feet of a child?
Children are usually quite difficult to shod, and especially at the age of 4 years. The kid will not be able to tell if he is comfortable and does not press anywhere. Since it is quite difficult to determine the size of the feet in centimeters, a table by age will help the child choose shoes with little effort. But it should be remembered that all children are different.
“The size of a child’s feet in centimeters”. Table 1.
It is necessary to constantly change the shoes of the child and watch how the baby is standing on its feet. Up to 10 years, children grow very quickly, and the parameters of their legs are also increasing. Therefore, starting from the age of 5 (and often earlier), the table of the ratio of age and foot size of the child becomes inaccurate due to the individual characteristics of development. From this period it is better to rely on the size of the child’s feet in centimeters, the table below will show the correct ratio.
How to choose shoes for adults?
Not everyone paid attention, but men's and women's shoes have different size tables. So, for example, the length of the insole is 25.5 cm for women's shoes - size 38, and for men - 39.5. We rarely choose shoes of a different gender, therefore very few people know about this feature.
Therefore, to select a suitable shoe, you need not a general table of leg sizes in centimeters, but separately - a table of women's or men's shoes.
Table of female shoe sizes:
Size table of feet in centimeters for men:
How to choose shoes on the table?
It will help to know the size of the feet in centimeters table, suitable by gender or age. It is especially necessary to pay attention to the fact that a male or female couple is in front of you when buying sports shoes, as these sneakers are often similar in appearance.
Quite rarely to us on the shelves gets shoes "size and a half." However, throughout the world, half-size - it is quite convenient labeling, which allows you to choose the appropriate option. It is necessary to choose a marking with a half when your leg is more than the previous size quite a bit (up to 3-4 mm).
You should never buy the shoes "butt" - there should always be a margin of at least 3 mm. Therefore, if, for example, the length of a women's foot is 23.8 cm, then it is better to take shoes of 39 euro-size, and not 38. If your foot length is not in the tables above, then you need to choose a larger size.
For shoes produced in the CIS, it is necessary to use the “one and a half length” principle for determining the size, which is described above.
Once you know your foot size in centimeters, a length table will help you find the right shoes. But sometimes manufacturers additionally indicate numbers or Latin letters - this is the width of the shoe in the sock.
Often, manufacturers indicate in the marking also the width of the insole in the toe part. But, alas, we rarely have the opportunity to find out in advance whether the shoes fit this parameter.
If you do not take this indicator into account when choosing shoes, the buyer will not only feel discomfort while walking, but also “kill” the shoes rather quickly. Therefore, if there is such an opportunity - specify the width of the shoes on the insole before the purchase.
To find out the fullness of the foot, it is necessary to measure the circumference of the foot at the widest point of the foot using a centimeter.