Find your fit
The Shoe Guide
Buying shoes in the right size is important for ensuring a comfortable fit. If you want to know which size, width or type of shoe is right for you or for a kid, this is the place.
The Shoe Guide
Find Your Fit
Adult Shoe Sizing
When buying new shoes, you need to take both your foot length and width into account. Always measure your foot flat on the floor, never in a shoe.
Sizing may vary by brand. Review sizing chart on the product page.
Stand flat-footed with your heel against a wall. Use a ruler or tape measure on the floor to measure from the back of your heel to the tip of your longest toe.
Measure the flat width across the ball of your foot (the widest point) by stepping on the ruler or tape measure.
Choosing the right shoe width is important to your foot health and comfort. Different shoe widths provide varying space and fit options. For example, wide-width shoes have a wider sole and a deeper toe cap than a standard fit.
|Narrow||N, 2A||N, 2B||─|
|Standard||M, B||M, D||M|
|Wide||W, D||W, 2E||W|
|Extra-wide||XW, 2E||XW, 4E||XW|
|Extra-extra-wide||XXW, 4E||XXW, 6E||─|
|Wide width, wide calf||W WC||─||─|
|Wide width, extra-wide calf||W XWC||─||─|
|Wide width, wide calf|
|Wide width, extra-wide calf|
Shoe anatomy &
Knowing the parts of a shoe and how to measure them can make a huge difference when shopping for the right fit. Check out the shoe details and measurements before you buy and use this guide to help you.
1. Shaft height
Measured from the top of the heel to the highest point of the backside of the boot
2. Boot circumference
Measured at the widest part of the shaft
1. Heel height
Measured from the bottom of the heel to the point where it connects to the shoe
2. Platform height
Measured from the footbed to the outsole
The piece of hard material on the bottom of the shoe
The cushioned material that is between your foot and outsole of the shoe
The part of the shoe that sits below the foot
The material inside the shoe that comes in contact with the entire foot
The part of the shoe above the sole
The part of the shoe that sits directly beneath your foot
7. Toe Cap
The part of the shoe that surrounds the toes
How your shoes
Once you have an idea of your size, it's important to know how a shoe should fit. Your best fit can vary depending on the type or style of shoe you're buying, and this may impact the final size you choose.
need extra room in the toes. Aim for a thumb's width between your longest toe and the front of your shoe. Shoes that are too snug will restrict the muscles in your foot.
should have a snug fit throughout the foot, with some room in the toes. There should be about a half to a full thumb's width of space at the front of your shoe.
sit higher on the leg, so the opening of the calf must be large enough for your legs to slip in comfortably. If your heel slams down when you walk, your boots may be too large.
should fit thicker socks without rubbing against your heel or pinching your toes. It may be helpful to try a slightly wider fit or larger size.
need to support your entire foot, with room between the edges of your foot and the edge of the sole of the sandal. If your toes or foot hang over the sole, try a larger size or width.
should fit comfortably with room at the front and back of the foot, but not slip off when you walk. Try different strap styles for more fit and comfort options.
Kids’ Shoe Sizing
Baby and toddler feet can grow half a size (or more!) every few months. Measure their feet every 2 months to avoid buying shoes that may be the wrong size.
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Signs a kid’s
shoes are the
Kids can behave differently when they are wearing shoes that are too small or too big. Here are some tell-tale signs that a child may be wearing the wrong size shoe.
Signs shoes are too small
- Their shoes cause blisters or press deeply into the skin.
- Their toes are cramped against the front of the shoe. There should be enough space to press the tip of your thumb down without hitting a toe.
- They appear less active or don't want to play outside as often. They simply may not want to put on uncomfortable shoes they've outgrown.
- They say that their feet hurt. If a child complains of knee, hip, back or joint pain, this may be a sign of poor-fitting shoes.
SIGNS SHOES ARE TOO BIG
- Their heel lifts out of the shoe when they walk.
- They trip or twist their ankles often.
- Their walk is affected.
- They drag their feet.
- They get blisters.
Ages & stages
Most kids’ shoe sizes align with age or size. Growth rates vary from child to child, so measure and check their feet often.
─ Kids’ Shoe Size Chart ─