When purchasing shoes, it is good to know the various kinds of sizes available. This can help people buy footwear that can fit perfectly on them. Although such things may look quite simple, there are certain complexities involved considering the varying measurement systems used. For instance, Asian countries use a different system from that of European countries. Furthermore, the United States uses its very own system of measuring shoe sizes.
Guide in Determining Shoe Size
Different charts are used to determine the shoe sizes of children and adults. It is important to consider the location where the shoes are made. For instance, children with feet that measure 3-inches long are equivalent to the shoe size 8 in Asia and the size 14.5 in European Union countries (EU). If the feet are 3.5 inches long, the corresponding shoe size is 8.5 to 9.5 in Asia, 0.5 to 1.5 in the U.S. and 15 to 16.5 in EU. For feet that are 4-inches long, the size is 10 to 10.5 in Asia, 1.5 to 2.5 in the U.S. and 16.5 to 18.5 in EU. For feet that are 4.5-inches long, the appropriate size is 11 to 12 in Asia, 3 to 4.5 in the U.S. and 2.5 to 4 in EU.
For 5-inch long feet, the size is 12 to 13.5 in Asia, 4.5 to 6 in the U.S. and 20.5 to 22 in EU. For feet that are 5.5-inches long, the size is 13.5 to 14.5 in Asia, 6 to 7.5 in the U.S. and 22.5 to 24 in EU. If the feet are 6-inches long, the size is 14.5 to 16 in Asia, 7.5 to 9 in the U.S. and 24.5 to 26 in EU. For feet that are 6.5-inches long, the corresponding size is 16 to 17 in Asia, 9 to 10.5 in the U.S. and 26 to 28 in EU. When the size of the feet is 7-inches long, the size is 17 to 18.5 in Asia, 10.5 to 12 in the U.S. and 28 to 30 in EU. If the length of the feet is 7.5-inches, the size must be 18.5 to 19.5 in Asia, 12 to 13 in the U.S. and 30 to 31.5 in EU.
Adults have longer feet. For instance, feet that are 8.5-inches long must have the shoe size 22 to 22.5 in Asia, 5 in the U.S. and 36 to 36.5 in EU. If the length of the feet is 9-inches, the shoe size is 22.5 to 24 in Asia, 5.5 to 6 in the U.S. and 37 to 38.5 in EU. If you have feet that are 9.5-inches long, the size is 24 to 25 in Asia, 7 to 7.5 in the U.S. and 38.5 to 40.5 in EU. For feet that are 10-inches long, the size is 25 to 26.5 in Asia, 8 to 8.5 in the U.S. and 40.5 to 42.5 in EU. For feet measuring 10.5-inches long, the equivalent size is 26.5 to 27.5 in Asia, 9 to 10.5 in the U.S. and 42.5 to 44 in EU.
For adult feet that are 11-inches long, the size is 27.5 to 29 in Asia, 11.5 to 12 in the U.S. and 44.5 to 46 in EU. If the length of the feet is 11.5-inches, the size is 29 to 30 in Asia, 13 to 13.5 in the U.S. and 46 to 48 in EU. For those with 12-inch feet, the size is 30 to 32.5 in Asia, 14 to 16.5 in the U.S. and 48 to 51.5 in EU.