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Shoe sizes: english european and american shoe size conversions

# shoe size calculator online - foot length to english to us to european
# european english and american shoes size conversion table
# country of origin - an idea for what else to put on the same label
# shoe size distribution
# shoe size systems
# jacket sizes
# jersey sizes
# adult dresses suits and coats
# EN to EU to EN vegan shoe sizes in columns


Shoe size calculator: fill-in a box then click on another box

There is no button; but the tab key on your keyboard or a click in any other box should do the job.

Enter a shoe or foot size into any box, then press tab.
The remaining boxes will automatically be updated when you press click in another box, or press return, or tab

Shoe Size (US mens) A width inches A width cm
  B width inches B width cm
Shoe Size (UK) C width inches C width cm
  D width inches D width cm
Shoe Size (EU) E width inches E width cm
  EE width inches EE width cm
foot length inches 3E width inches 3E width cm
  4E width inches 4E width cm
foot length cm 5E width inches 5E width cm
  6E width inches 6E width cm

Enter a shoe or foot size into any box, then press tab.
The remaining boxes will automatically be updated when you press tab or click in another box

This calculator is for men's sizes.	   Here are the formulas:
L = S * 1/3" + 7 1/3"	                   where:
U = S - 1	                           L = foot length in inches
P = U * 4/3 + 31 1/3	                   S = US men's adult shoe size
D width = 3/8 of foot length	           U = UK shoe size
each width step = 3/16 inches	           P = Paris Points shoe size


european english and american shoes size conversion table


UK unisex & Australian men
↓.......US mens +1
↓.......↓.......Aus womens +2
↓.......↓.......↓.......US women +2½ 
ENAm....USm.....AUw.....USw..EU.....Japan
 1	 2	 3	 3½  32.6   21
 2	 3	 4	 4½  34     21½
 3	 4	 5	 5½  35.3   22½
 4	 5	 6	 6½  36.6   23½
 5	 6	 7	 7½  38     24
 6	 7	 8	 8½  39.3   25  
 7	 8	 9	 9½  40.6   26
 8	 9	10	10½  42     26½
 9	10	11	11½  43.3   27½
10	11	12	12½  44.6   29
11	12	13	13½  46     29½
12	13	14	14½  47.3   30
13	14	15	15½  48.6   31
14	15	16	16½  50     
15	16	17	17½  51.3   
The first four columns are all third of an inch lengths. Size UK 1 is an 8 inch foot; UK 0 is about an 8 inch shoe. European sizes are two thirds of a cm apart. Japanese sizes are foot length in cm, plus a bit, sold in half cm sizes. Japan conversion tables differ and I am not sure which to copy, but there is a box for foot length in cm in the shoe size calculator above

Country-of-Origin-Label


This is a way to make the country of origen label more useful and interesting; a style to copy on web pages and swing tags maybe.



Shoe size distribution:


-	-	-	-	1%	4%	11%	15%	12%	6%	-	-	would fit a half size

-	-	-	1%	3%	11%	24%	29%	21%	9%	2%	1%	MALE UK shoe size distribution / 100%
2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	13 	ENGLISH UNISEX SHOE SIZE
2%	3%	12%	23%	29%	21%	9%	2%	-	-	-	-	FEMALE UK shoe size distribution/ 100%

-	1%	5%	10%	15%	12%	6%	-	-	-	-	-	would fit a half size
Japanese female average is between UK 3 and 5; male between 6 and 7

Shoe size systems:


This chart is based on library & web research, as well as some thought about the internal logic of the systems.

The English system is thirds of an inch, starting roughly at four or eight inch foot at size one for children or adults. Four and eight inches used to be called one hand or two hands, with four inches being the width of a hand and an inch the length between the end of your thumb and the middle crease. A hand or hand-width was the common measure for horses, so it was convenient to use it for shoes as well.

Thirds of an inch used to be called barleycorns, after the corns you can make porridge out of.

At this point the system becomes more hi-tec, because cobblers would use a bit of stick, more or less designed for the purpose of measuring shoes rather than feet. A shoe should be about one size larger than the foot it surrounds, so the measuring stick would be marked with a child's size one hand and a third of an inch, rather than the round number of one hand or four inches exactly.

This "starting roughly" was altered at some point by colonists in the USA - of which more below.

The system measures foot length and is unisex, but womens' shoes tend to be narrower at the heel than mens'. A man wearing women's shoes would be well advised to try a few pairs on first (transvestite mail-order is a difficult business as court shoes are traditionally worn tight) and likewise a woman wearing a boy's shoe might find it more comfortable with a couple of pads glued-in to the sides. For some loose-fitting styles like ankle boots, unisex designs are possible and work well. The next paragraphs go slighlty off the point but come back to it in the end so skim-read if not interested.

American colonists were exaggerated versions of the Whig, nationalist, talk-about-liberty tolerate-press-gangs tolerate-slavery ignore-poverty kind of brits who ran things in the UK in the eighteenth century. The UK idea of liberty was not to be taken-over by a faith-group that promoted dictators in South Europe, had tried to invade, expelled the Heugenots, had brainwashed an earlier head of state with awful consequences repleated by the next from the other side, and they had blockaded the UK now and then. So the Whigs thought they were good at liberty and overlooked press-gangs slaves and poverty, just like Americans today who they buy shoes from China or Vietnamm and talk about ethical sustainable footweear while they do it. Pategonia and Vivo Barefoot specialise in this hype but all the big brands do it.

The Bourbon Regime in France was an example of this kind of over-hierachical disfunctional way of running things. One of the reasons for the revolution was that The Office of the God Queen - Marie Antoinette - used taxes to promote goods from other countries: muslin dresses from the netherlands that were also made in Bengal. She was known as "Madame Defecit". Another daftness was the regime's spending on American Colonists, subsidising foreign wars against the British

I do not know why American Colonists changed their shoe sizes; whether it was to make life complicated for others that they disliked, or to make life simpler for themselves. They made womens foot-lengths different from mens, so I doubt they made things simpler for themselves

People in France finally got democracy but the first parties assumed that everyone must agree or be killed, so they were worse than what had gone before. Some good ideas came-in, like the metric system, but their new shoe sizes were less good. Apparently a cemtimetre is too big a difference between shoe sizes. In Japan they now use a half centimetre, but that seemed too small at the time. So a system just as obscure as thirds-of-an-inch was borne: two thirds of a centimetre or "Paris Point". Maybe they did it to be awkward, like UK colonists with their wierd complication of the system

Maybe Australians know why people complicate shoe sizes, because it happened there in living memorySuzanne writes "In Australia, women's shoes have been 2 sizes higher than the men's shoe for shoes of equal length for at least the last 30 years (my lifetime). My mother says they changed sometime inthe 60s or 70s.

So a man's size 5 is the same length as a woman's size 7. I have never seen shoes sold in a retail environment that weren't sized this way, with the exception of Doc marten's, which of course are a British sized shoe. "

People have been frustrated by shoe sizes for many years.
In the Soviet Union there was an attempt to introduce ordinary centimetres instead of Paris Points, but, as centimetres are too big to come to round numbers on shoe sizes, shoes tend to have both size systems stamped on them. In Japan, the idea caught-on better: the shoe industry is able to provide half cm sizes. People simply know their foot length in cm and choose a shoe labelled to fit.
In Australia, standards organisations attempted the same thing, recommending millimetre lengths described as "Mondopoint" meaning world point, and in the UK the British Standards Institution has followed. These measurements tend only to be used for more technical shoes. There are several difficulties:

  • Most of the first translation tables on the internet are written by Americans. North America is unique in having different size systems for men and women, but, because women's feet are particularly narrow at the heel, it's often true that a woman takes a slightly smaller unisex shoe unless she wants to add some pads. Tables are published taking this into account, and Americans assume that there are two separate length systems in the UK. Likewise, because South European shoes are made for narrower feet than North European, Americans tend to assume that there are different length systems.

  • Reference documents are hard to find, and, when presented, tend to be a summery without mention of the internal logic that would make them memorable and prevent translation errors. For example the British Standards Institution now agrees with the European Standard of simply using the foot length in millimetres, which is called the Mondopoint system. Neither the British nor Australian standards institutions now have a definitive document describing the shoe sizes the people usually use, while the British Footwear Association avoids the subject. In the USA there is some difference between the trade association - formerly the Footwear Industries of America (FIA) and the "common" scale which is about half a size different. Australians nominally use the Commonwealth or English system, but tend to add two sizes for womens' shoes.

  • Size charts differ in their comparison of US mens, womens and UK sizes: all quote US sizes as larger than UK ones - one size for boys and one and a half ortwo for girls. There is a logic to this strangeness: US women buying British shoes might not mind the one-sixth of an inch difference in length that is a half size. UK factories might very much mind the cost of moulds and stock that are involved in making more sizes.

If anyone spots any mistakes on this table or has any ideas to simplify, please let me know on shop t veganline dot com. A discussion of how shoe shop's tables vary is here, and a collection of other measuring systems is here. .


Jacket Sizes:


chest inches	30		32		34		36		38		40		42		44		46
 womens chest	-		24		26		28		30		32		-		-		-
 womens waist	-		34		36		38		40		42		-		-		-	
 
chest cm	82-86	        86-90	        90-94	        100-4	        105-9	        110-14	        115-29	        130-34	        135-39	
 womens chest	61		66		71		76		81		-		-		-		-
 womens waist	86.5	        91.5	        96.5	        101.5	        106.5
 
 EU chest	38		40		42		44		46		48		50		-		-
 US women chest	10		12		14		16		18		20		22		-		-
 Japan ws chest	9		11		13		15		17		19		21		-		-

International coat and jersey sizes


UK/US           34	36	38	40	42	44	46
Euro	        44	46	48	50	52	54	56
Japan	        S	M	L	LL

Adult dresses suits and coats

Womens adult dresses suits and coats

American	8	10	12	14	16	18	 
British	        30	32	34	36	38	40	 
Continental	36	38	40	42	44	46

Womens adult blouses and sweaters

American	32	34	36	38	40	42	44
British	        34	36	38	40	42	44	46
Continental	40	42	44	46	48	50	52

Girls & youth dresses & coats

American	2	4	6	8	10	13	15
British & Cont	1	2	5	7	9	10	12

Womens stockings

American & Brit	8	8½	9	9½	10	10½	11
Continental	35	36	37	38	39	40	41

Mens Suits, Sweaters and Overcoat sizes

American & British	34	36	38	40	42	44	46
Continental	        44	46	48	50	52	54	56

Mens Shirt sizes

American & British	14	14½	15	15½	16	16½	17
Continental	        36	37	38	39	40	41	42

Sock sizes US EN EU

American & British	9½	10	10½	11	11½	12	12½
Continental	        39	40	41	42	43	44	45

why people wear vegan shoes:

Animal welfare - slaughterhouses are a cut-throat business in more ways than one, because the blood has to be drained from the carcass while the heart is still beating. All but Hall slaughterhouses would claim that the animal is stunned while this is done, but in a competitive third world industry animal pain is inevitable. There is a list of welfare problems in every part of the industry and are best solved by simply not eating meat Health - there is a widening range of breathable, comfortable footwear and low-fat, healthy cooking available. Maybe the question should be put the other way: why is it still quite fashionable to wear leather shoes & eat meat? Was it something to do with social status a few generations ago? Ecology Viva.org.uk/ planet / the-issues / world hunger describes farmland wasted if it is used for animal feed.

EU and English shoe sizes in columns

EU to English shoe sizes including each whole size in either system

EU_32.6_UK__1.0
EU_34.0_UK__2.0
EU_35.0_UK__2.75
EU_35.3_UK__3.0
EU_36.0_UK__3.5
EU_36.6_UK__4.0
EU_37.0_UK__4.25
EU_38.0_UK__5.0
EU_39.0_UK__5.75
EU_39.3_UK__6.0
EU_40.0_UK__6.5
EU_40.6_UK__7.0
EU_41.0_UK__7.25 
EU_42.0_UK__8.0 
EU_43.0_UK__8.75
EU_43.3_UK__9.0
EU_44.0_UK__9.5
EU_44.6_UK_10.0
EU_45.0_UK_10.25
EU_46.0_UK_11.0
EU_47.0_UK_11.75
EU_48.0_UK_12.5
EU_49.0_UK_13.25
EU_50.0_UK_14.0
EU_51.0_UK_14.75
EU_51.3_UK_15.0 

EU whole shoe sizes to English shoe sizes

EU 34 UK 2.0
EU 35 UK 2.75
EU 36 UK 3.5
EU 37 UK 4.25
EU 38 UK 5.0
EU 39 UK 5.75
EU 40 UK 6.5
EU 41 UK 7.25
EU 42 UK 8.0
EU 43 UK 8.75
EU 44 UK 9.5
EU 45 UK 10.25
EU 46 UK 11.0
EU 47 UK 11.75
EU 48 UK 12.5
EU 49 UK 13.25
EU 50 UK 14.0
Add one to UK sizes to get US mens

English whole shoe sizes to EU sizes

UK 2  EU 34.0
UK 3  EU 35.3
UK 4  EU 36.6
UK 5  EU 40.0
UK 6  EU 39.3
UK 7  EU 40.6
UK 8  EU 42.0
UK 9  EU 43.3
UK 10 EU 44.6
UK 11 EU 46.0
UK 12 EU 47.3
UK 13 EU 48.6
UK 14 EU 50.0
UK 15 EU 51.3

English third inch shoe sizes to nearest Japanese CM sizes

First column is classic unisex english sizes; second is US mens CM is nearest centimeter size as used in Japan
Third inch      CM
EN      USm     Japan      
 0       1      20      
 1       2      21
 2       3      21.5
 3       4      22.5
 4       5      23.5  
 5       6      24
 6       7      25
 7       8      26
 8       9      27
 9      10      27.5
10      11      28.5
11      12      29
12      13      30
13      14      31