The Shoe Horn

Shoe sizing can often be misunderstood. This mainly due to different brands using different metrics. What does a G fitting mean? And what’s the difference between H and EE? We have put together a concise explanation and general guidelines to help you understand how exactly shoe sizing works and more importantly how to measure your feet correctly.

It is so important to us that when you buy your new shoes, that they fit perfectly and feel as comfortable as possible. Afterall it is our mission to continue and extend our in store customer service to all of our valued online customers.

Guide: How To Measure Foot Size Correctly At Home

You can easily measure your own foot size at home, without having to come in store. All you need is a sheet of paper, a pen or pencil and a ruler.

  • Step 1 - Place the sheet of paper, preferably A4 in size or bigger, on to the floor. The harder the surface the better, as you will need to write on the paper.
  • Step 2 - Place your foot either bare or wearing socks, onto the paper and trace around it with a pen. Try and keep your foot in line with the sides of the sheet. You can either be standing or sitting.
  • Step 3 - Using the ruler, aligning it with the sides of the paper draw a straight line from end to end (from heel to toes).
  • Step 4 - Now draw 2 lines across the page, so that the point of the heel is touching one and the longest toe is touching the other.
  • Step 5 - You can then measure the length between these two points to help get a better understanding of a suitable shoe size for you.

Women’s Shoe Size Guide - UK & EU

Foot Length cm/in

UK

EU

22.2cm / 8.75in

3.5

36

22.5cm / 8.8in

4

36-37

23cm / 9in

4.5

37

23.5cm / 9.25in

5

37-38

23.8cm / 9.37in

5.5

38

24cm / 9.5in

6

38-39

24.6cm / 9.75in

6.5

39

25cm / 9.87in

7

39-40

25.4cm / 10in

7.5

40

25.9cm / 10.2in

8

40-41

26.2cm / 10.35in

8.5

41

26.7cm / 10.5in

9

41-42

**This is a general guideline as there are many variations in foot shapes and sizes.



Shoe Width Explained -

Most of our shoes are a standard fit and will fit most feet. However, some brands create shoes that are a little wider or narrower. You may notice these in some of our product descriptions, such as “Fit: G” or “Fit: H”, or note that it is a wider fitting shoe.

The following is a brief guide on what these different sizes mean. Some European brands use different symbols for shoe width, these are explained below.

This guide usually is associated with UK brands and sizes.

C

This is for shoes that are more of a narrow foot and are suitable for more slender feet.

D

Standard fitting shoes. This may or may not appear on our shoes as it is standard fit.

E

Wide fit, suitable for feet that may need a little more room.

EE

Wider fitting shoes, for feet that require that extra bit of width

EEE

Extra wide fit.

As mentioned, some brands vary is how they represent shoe width. F, G and H are normally associated with European sizes.

F

This is the standard fit for European sized shoes.

G

Slightly wider fit. Has more room for ball of foot and toes.

H

Slightly wider again, providing more room and comfort. They may also have a wider tread depth.

If you are unsure about an appropriate shoe width that is suitable for you, we would always recommend visiting us here in the store. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will gladly give you advice and guidelines on what it is the best fit for you.

Shoe Brands That Provide Slightly Wider & Extra-Wide Shoe Widths