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Despite the increase in global trade, shoe sizes remain different in certain countries. This is due to the different types of lasts that are used. On this page we provide a UK to US Shoe size converter, a UK to Euro sizes converter, a US to UK convertor, a US to Euro Convertor, A Euro to US Convertor and a Euro to UK shoe size convertor. In addition to the calculators, we provide a table of shoe sizes that shoes US, UK and Euro Shoes sizes and their equivalent measurements in centimetres (metric measurements) and Inches (imperial measurements). We also provide some additional information about shoe manufacturing for your wider knowledge.
It's an amazing feeling when you find a new pair of trainers or shoes online at a discount price. You snap up the deal on the discount shoes and wait impatiently for them to arrive. When the glorious day comes and the delivery guy knocks on the door, the elation starts as our excitement about trying on our new shoes heightens. Carefully opening the package with trembling hands, we expose and examine our online bargain, thrilled at the saving made and our perfect looking purchase. After removing the excessive packaging that typically comes with new shoes, we carefully lace them and slip them onto our feet and discover, to our horror and dismay, they don't fit!!! Removing them in disbelief, we examine the shoe size label in disbelief, pondering, did the manufacturer send the wording shoe size? Sadly, examination of the label confirms the size. For a split second we wonder if our feet have mysteriously grown overnight, some may even try on their other training shoes to disprove this theory. Others may throw their hands in the air, frustrated with the sudden emotional switch from elation to disappointment. Whatever your reaction, one thing is guaranteed, those new shoes being the wrong size is a nightmare as you know face the inconvenience of returning your new shoes, arranging refund or replacement and extended delay and hassle. Before you return your new shoes, it's important to understand why they don't fit. Shoes ordered online that don't fit when they arrive are typically the result of one of several problems:
Whatever the reason for the incorrect shoe size, it is frustrating. The good news is that most online footwear retailers now have a free returns policy, particularly if the error was their fault.
A shoe size is a numerical measurement which is based on the length of the shoe. In addition, a letter can also be used to provide an indication of the width of the shoe. Buying new shoes can be frustrating as not all shoe sizes are consistent and different countries have different shoe sizes, we look at each of these in more detail as we look at the wonderful world of shoe sizes.
A last is a jig used to produce shoes, it is a piece of material, traditionally made from wood, that is shaped like a human foot. Lasts are made in pairs, one for each foot and are made to standard sizes.
There are a broad range of differing should sizes across the globe though the 3 standard shoe sizes that have emerged are:
The difference in shoe sizes is borne of the economies and development or shoes happening at different points in time in a period when the world was not as close and connected as it is in modern times. Shoe sizes are created by taking a measurement of a foot and breaking that into mathematical distances. Rather than saying you are shoe size 263mm, shoe markers use defined sizes. Those sizes covers a range of measurements 245mm to 255mm for example. The range being to allow the shoemaker to cater for a range of people and keep the cost of shoe manufacture down. image they had to make shoes in every mm increment, there would be hundreds of different sizes and, the chances are, they would never sell all those shoes. In addition to this, feet can swell and contract with heat and illness, so a range allows for movement. for example, an individual of shoe size 10, may prefer a 10.5 as their feet are prone to swelling.
With increasing global trade, the mondopoint system was introduced in 1970 to provide an international standard. This system has been implemented in several countries and appears more regularly on modern footwear labels. The traditional standard 3 shoe sizes remain more popular however as they are typically engrained in social habits, shoe sizes are something we become familiar with and oddly upset about when they vary.
In the United States, woman's shoe sizes are different numerically to those of men and, frustratingly for those buying women's shoes, there are two separate women's shoe size systems in the US: