Unfortunately, most people do not have access to a professional shoe fitter, so here are some tips on how to measure your feet at home with the best possible accuracy:
What You Will Need:
- Two pieces of paper
- A writing utensil
- A ruler
- A friend (recommended, but not essential)
Thing You Should Know Before You Measure Your Feet:
- It is best to measure your feet after a full day of walking because walking can slightly increase the size of your feet.
- It is best to measure your feet wearing the type of socks or stockings you will be wearing in the shoe you plan to purchase. Only measure your feet while barefoot if you plan to wear shoes over your bare feet.
- Remember that the difference in shoe size measurements is often as small as 1/8 of an inch, so your foot measurements will need to be equally detail-oriented to be effective. Rounding up or down will decrease the accuracy of the measurement and your likelihood of finding a good shoe fit.
- Measure both feet. Most people’s feet are slightly asymmetrical. When buying shoes use the measurements from the larger foot.
Measuring Your Feet In Five Basic Steps:
1. Step down on a piece of paper and trace the outline of your foot. Particularly if you have trouble touching your toes, it will be easier if you have a friend present to trace your foot for you.
2. Use the ruler to measure the length of your foot from the longest toe (usually the big toe, but depends on the foot) to the back of your heel. Write down the measurement.
3. Measure the length of the foot across the widest part of the foot (usually across the ball of the foot). Write down the measurement.
4. Compare your foot measurements to the measurements on our shoe length chart to find the number that corresponds to your shoe length.
5. Compare your foot measurements to our shoe width chart to find the letter(s) that correspond to your foot width.