Women's Shoe Size 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 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 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

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

Measuring Your Feet Lengthways:

Step one
Find a flat, hard surface.
Step two
Place your piece of paper with the edge straight against the wall, and stand on it with your heel also flush against the wall.
Step three
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!
Step four
Repeat this process with both feet as they might be slightly different sizes.
Step five
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.

Shoe Size Charts: Measurements & Conversion Charts

Use your measurements in CM’s to determine your shoe size from this chart below:
Heel to Toe Length UK Size EU Size US Size
22 2.5 35.5 5
22.4 3 36 5.5
22.9 3.5 36.5 6
23.3 4 37.5 6.5
23.7 4.5 37.5 6.5
24.1 5 38.5 7.5
24.5 5.5 39 8
25 6 40 8.5
25.4 5.5 40.5 9
25.8 7 41 9.5
26.2 7.5 42 10
26.7 8 42.5 10.5

Selecting A Shoe Size

There’s no perfect way to convert European, American and UK sizes, so the guides you find match them up as best they can. 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.
Feet often have different sizes
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.
It is vital to choose the right size shoes, 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.