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Conversion of Shoe Size from Men to Women

Ningthoujam Sandhyarani Sep 26, 2018
The conversion of shoe size from men to women is very easy. All you need to do is to add two sizes to the man's shoe number. Read on to know the further details.
Shoe size is the standard value for easy searching of fitting shoes for a person. It is not universally constant, and varied sizing systems are followed in different countries.
For instance, if you wear a size 7 in the United States, it does not mean that you will get fitting United Kingdom shoes with the same number 7.
The system for males differs significantly from that of females. This variation leads to confusion. Therefore, the conversion of shoe size from men to women is given here.


Imagine a situation where you didn't get fitting shoes of your choice in the females' section, and you go on searching for the same in the males' section. If you don't know the trick of converting the shoe size of a man to that of a woman, you will be really confused with what may fit you.
To avoid the confusion of shoe sizes, you can follow simple tips regarding the conversion process. That way, searching for correct size becomes easy and less time-consuming, both for the customer and the salesperson. The general rule for converting a man's U.S. shoe size to that of a woman's is to add 2 sizes in the original number.
In simple words, if you are wearing a size 6 in U.S. men's shoes, it is quite likely that you will be comfortable wearing a size 8 in U.S. women's shoes. In other words, if you are wearing number 9 in U.S. women shoes, you would probably fit in a number 7 in U.S. men's shoes.
Nevertheless, don't buy the shoes by just checking the size, because sizing system may vary from one manufacturer to another too. You can measure your feet length first and then try shoes of the appropriate size. Most of the stores have a measurement scale for checking feet length of customers. It is better to use it and go for the correct size.

Conversion Chart

As we all know, the alphanumerical value used to determine shoe size refers to the length. Very rarely, breadth or width is mentioned. If you personally go to the store, selecting correct fitting shoes is not a concern. However, take proper care during online shopping.
In most of the brands, guidelines are provided for converting. You can refer to these instructions before placing your order. Here is a chart for conversion for the U.S. system and U.K. System.
U.S. Women Shoe Size U.S. Men Shoe Size
5 3.5
6 4.5
7 5.5
8 6.5
9 7.5
10 8.5
10.5 9
12 10.5
13 11.5
14 12.5
U.K. Women Shoe Size U.K. Men Shoe Size
2.5 -
3.5 3
4.5 4
5.5 5
6.5 6
7.5 7
8.5 8
9.5 9
10.5 10
11.5 11
You can also use online conversion techniques. With such sites, the options are more. Though all these methods work well, the best way to get a perfect fitting shoes of any brand is to try them on and select the most comfortable shoes.