The Brannock device measures feet to determine correct shoe size. Separate devices exist for kids and adults, as well as for men and women, and a combination device is available for both genders as well.
The size of a shoe box depends on the type of shoe being sold, which typically varies based on the age range of the person wearing the shoe. Standard shoe box sizes exist for toddlers, children, women and men.
The average adult male shoe size ranges from 9-12, while the average adult female shoe size is 9, stated by Statistic Brain Research Institute. The average shoe size has increased by 2 sizes within 40 years.
Shoe sizes are measured similarly in the United Kingdom and the United States. U.S. shoe sizes are typically one number larger than the U.K. sizes, since U.S. sizes start at one and U.K. sizes start at zero. The methods for determining the sizes are the same.
For women, the European shoe size 38 coverts to a U.S. size 7 1/2. In men's shoes, size 38 equals an American size 6 shoe.
The Guinness Book of World Records keeps track of information such as the oldest living person and the person with the largest feet. While the average foot size for men is between a nine and a 12 with the median at roughly 10.5, the record for the world’s largest shoe size is much larger than that.
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.
Shoe size does relate to height, but its ability to predict height is not definitive. The most important factor in determining an individual's eventual height is genetics; a parent's height largely determines the height of his child.
The average shoe size for height differs depending on the person's height as well as age and gender. In the United States, the average shoe size for adult males of all heights is 10. The average shoe size for women of all heights is 9.
In men's shoes, a European size 39 is the equivalent of a size 5 to 5.5 in the United States. In women's shoes, a European size 39 is the same as a women's size 7.5 to 8.