The average shoe size for men in the United States is a size 9, and the average for women is a size 7. Shoe sizes vary slightly from country to country.Continue Reading
The average shoe size for men in China is a size 8. Women in China average a size 5.5 foot. United Kingdom men have a size 9.5 foot and women have a size 7. Men in Canada appear to have slightly larger feet than those in the U.S., and the average shoe size in that country is a size 10. Women in Canada average a size 6.5 shoe.
Shoe size is determined by the length and width of the foot. The size and shape of the foot changes over time so a shoe that fit 10 years ago may not fit well today. Many people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other, and when shopping for shoes, it is important to buy the size that comfortably fits the larger foot. Shoes that are too small cause foot pain and injury, and shoes that are too large cause blisters.
During the day, the foot swells due to sitting, standing and other factors. For the best fit when measuring shoe size, always measure at the end of the day, when the feet are at their largest.Learn more about Human Anatomy
Since an 8.5 U.S. men's shoe size is equivalent to 10 U.S. women's shoe size, a U.S. 8.5-sized men's shoe will likely be tight for a woman who wears an 11 U.S. women's shoe size. The U.S. men's shoe size closest to U.S. women's size 11 would be between men's 9 to 10 size.Full Answer >
The growth plates in feet stop growing sometime during the late teen years, but shoe size often continues to change over the course of a person's lifetime.Full Answer >
An average shoe size for a 2-year-old is a U.S. children's size 8. This is equivalent to a Euro size 24 or a U.K. size 7. This shoe size fits a foot that is 5.75 inches long.Full Answer >
In Canada and the United States, a men's size 6 shoe is equivalent to a women's size 7.5. Conversely, a women's size 8 shoe is equivalent to a men's 6.5. Other countries use different shoe sizing.Full Answer >