HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET
Foot Measuring charts & help to get it right first time!
One of the most important things to remember when buying shoes online is choosing the correct WIDTH. It is true that most people know their size but often have trouble when it comes to choosing width. Namely, hundreds of people are walking around in footwear that doesn't really fit well due to poor choices and lack of information when choosing shoes. So, The Shoe Link are here to help you measure your feet and determine your best shoe width!
Measuring Your Foot Width
Following are the steps to how to measure your feet size:
- Lay some white paper down on a hard surfaced floor.
- Place your foot on the paper ensuring you are wearing socks of medium thickness.
- Holding a pencil vertically put a little mark where your heel ends on the paper.
- Then put another mark where your longest toe ends.
- Mark each side of your foot at its widest points.
- Repeat this for your other foot.
- To find your width, measure the marks for the widest part of your foot and use the size table.
- If your measurements are between two sizes, or you find one foot's measurement larger than the other, always move up to the larger size.
Sizing Guide (Width)
What width are you?
- Usually, the standard Men's width fitting is E and for Women, the standard width is C.
- If you have trouble with your foot moving around for side to side or coming off your feet too easily, then you should consider selecting a narrower width.
- If your feet seem "between" sizes and you cannot decide which size to select, we can advise you of the best fit for the particular brand you are looking at, just contact us directly for advice.
- Since your feet can swell during the day, it is best if you try shoes and measure your feet later in the day (when your feet are at their largest.)
Just like people, feet come in all different shapes. Because shoes that fit better perform better, at The Shoe Link we also provide information about shoes' width. We stock shoes from Narrow (B width) to extra extra wide width (4E).
There are different methods indicating the width. The measured width is assigned a letter (or combination of letters), which is taken from a table (indexed to length and width) or just assigned on an ad-hoc basis. Examples include (each starting with the narrowest width):
- 4A, 3A, 2A, A, B, C, D, E, 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E (variant North American)
- N(narrow), M(medium), W(wide), XW(extra wide), XXW(extra extra wide)
The exact foot width for which these sizes are suitable can vary significantly between manufacturers. The A-E width indicators are used by most US and some UK shoe manufacturers.
Men's Shoes Widths
Women's Shoes Widths
Shoe Width Chart – Girth Measurement at the Ball of the Foot
The girth measurements displayed on a shoe width chart is typically the measurement at the ball of the foot (the widest part of the foot). It is recommended that the girth is measured using a flexible measuring tape.
The following shoe width chart provides generic girth measurements at the ball of the foot and has been provided for women, men and kids. This shoe width chart needs to be read in conjunction with the relevant shoe size charts to determine the approximate shoe size.
Women's Width Shoe Chart – Metric
All Measurements in millimeters (mm)
|Womens Foot Length||Womens Wide Shoes Girth Measurements in Millimeters (mm)|
Shop Women's Wide Size Shoes
Once you have accurately measured your shoe width, it's time to head over the The Shoe Link to find your perfect fitting pair of shoes. We have a great selection of ladies shoes that come in wide, extra wide and even sizes so wide they are off the chart!
Ladies Wide Dress & Casual Shoes
There is no reason for your smart office shoes to be any less comfortable than your favourite sneakers. Shop online for a range of comfortable ladies work shoes in wide fittings.
Ladies Wide Runners/Sneakers
It is most important to get great fitting runners/sports shoes, after all these are the shoes that have to be the most comfy when you are pushing your hardest! The Shoe Link have a fantastic selection of wide and extra wide runners from brands like Reebok, New Balance and Skechers. Choose from some great funky colours and styles, so you can look your best while feeling your best in the perfect fitting runners.
Ladies Wide Walking Shoes
Whether you are walking the dog at the beach, walking your local park trails or plan to do some long distance hiking – it's important to select the right footwear for the job. We recommend a walking shoe that can withstand the impact of a varied terrain. The Shoe Link have a range of wide fitting walking shoes that are specially designed for wide and extra wide feet.
Ladies Narrow Sized Shoes
For those of you that require a narrow fitting shoe, we have not forgotten you! Have a look at these gorgeous shoes for a range of activities that would suit a narrow foot.
Men's Width Shoe Chart – Metric
All Measurements in millimeters (mm)
Shop Men's Wide Size Shoes
If you are having trouble finding stylish fashionable shoes for your wide feet – look no further! We believe that wide fitting shoes do not have to look like boring medical style shoes! The Shoe Link offer a range of affordable shoes for men in a range of fittings. Check out our site frequently for updated styles and colours as we are constantly adding new stock.
Men's Wide Dress & Casual Shoes
If you need office shoes with a wider fit, then we can recommend our best Italian brand Sapatoterapia buy online with us for the best low price on these gorgeous Italian designer shoes. Sapatoterapia offer a range of stylish comfortable leather shoes that are hand crafted so that are comfy from the first day of wear and don't need to be 'broken in'. Check out all our mens' office shoes for wide feet.
Mens' Narrow/Wide Runners
This is just a small selection of mens' running shoes ranging from narrow to 4E to 6E widths. Join our mailing list for specials on all the best running shoes including top brands in wider sizes.
Children's Width Shoe Chart – Metric
|Child's Foot Length||Children Wide Shoes Girth Measurements in Millimeters (mm)|
Shop Kid's Wide Size Shoes
Your children can run circles around you, so with kid's being so much more active, it's vital to get the right fit every time. Encourage healthy walking patterns and foot posture for your child by making sure the width fits well. Seeking out wide and extra wide shoes does not have to a be a chore though! Here's a selection of wide fitting shoes for kids that can be ordered online and sent right to your door step. We also offer free shipping for orders over $40 and returns up to 14 days if the shoes are not the perfect fit, so why trudge round the shops for hours with the kids in toe when you can order everything online with just a few clicks!
Kids' Wide Fitting School Shoes
We can help you to select from our range of black and brown school shoes for boys and for girls that come in a wide fitting. Most of our shoes are for young adults so are often found in the adult sections of our site, although they come in smaller sizes.
Boys Wide Fitting School Shoes (Black & Brown)
Girls Wide Fitting School Shoes (Black & Brown)