To measure shoe size, wear socks of standard thickness and stand straight against the wall on top of a piece of paper. Mark the distance between the heel and the longest toe. Be sure to measure both the left and right feet, as they can differ slightly. Use a shoe-sizing chart to match the foot-lengt
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 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.
A size 7 women's shoe is 9.25 inches long and a size 7 men's shoe is 9.625 inches long. These measurements correspond with the U.S. shoe sizing system.
To measure shoe width, trace the outline of each foot onto a piece of paper, then use a measuring tape to measure the width. This process takes only a few minutes for each foot and requires two pieces of blank paper, a pencil and a tailor's tape.
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.
While sizing may vary depending on the manufacturer, in most cases, a B in a woman's shoe size indicates a normal or regular-width shoe, and a B in a man's shoe is a narrow width. A normal or regular-width woman's shoe may also be indicated with an M.
A size 22 shoe measures approximately 16 inches long. The abnormally large size was worn by former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal, who stood seven-foot-one and weighed 325 pounds during his playing days.
According to a 2014 report by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, globally, the average shoe size for a man is between 9 and 12. In the United States, the average man's shoe size is 10.5.
According to a 2012 report by the National Shoe Retailers Association, the average American woman's shoe size is between size 8 1/2 and 9. This is a worldwide trend, as a 2012 British report found that the average British woman wears a British size 6, or U.S. size 8 shoe.