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    The following are American shoe sizes for men and women. Their European equivalents are also outlined below.

    US Shoe Dimensions

    Women’s shoes are 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10 and 10.5. For men’s shoes they are 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12 and 12.5. Girl’s shoes are 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13.5, 13, 13.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3.Boys’ shoes are 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, and 5.

    Comparison with European Shoes

    European shoes are 34, 35, 35.5, 36, 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 41 and 42 for women. For men, they are 38, 38.7, 39.3, 40, 40.5, 41, 42, 42.5, 43, 44, 44.5, 45, 46, 46.5 and 47. For girls they are 26, 26.5, 27, 27.5, 28, 28.5 ,29, 30, 30.5, 31, 31.5, 32.2, 33, 33.5, 34 and 35. For boys they are 29, 29.7, 30.5, 31, 31.5, 33, 33.5, 34, 34.7, 35, 35.5, 36, 37 and 37.5.

    How to Convert Shoe Specifications

    Converting men’s American shoe sizes to women’s and vice versa is not that difficult. Shoes for men are about 1.5 bigger than women’s. For example, women’s shoe size 10 will be equal to the men’s 8.5. Men’s shoes 11 are equal to 13.5 in the women’s section. When it comes to Euro sizes, there is a two size difference. However, the shoes there don’t advance simultaneously.

    Notes on Children’s Sizes

    The US 1 to 5 children’s sizes are equivalent to European infant sizes 16 and 20. Unlike in the US, the sizes in Europe are divided into three types: infant, toddler and youth. Their youth sizes are 31 to 39 while the toddler sizes are for 21 to 30.

    Half Sizes

    People whose shoes are in the half size will be more at ease with the bigger European size. For instance, a European shoe measuring 40 for women’s is ideal for US women’s size 8. The same rule is applicable for children’s and men’s sizes.

    There are many sizes that convert American shoe sizes to European, British, and Japanese etc. You just have to print one of those guides, and you will never go wrong about the size. If you are buying in a brick and mortar store, attendants will be able to help you with the figures. Most European stores know US shoe specs, so they will be able to give you the right size.

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