A shoe-width chart allows shoppers to measure the width of their feet so they can purchase shoes that fit comfortably. Most shoe retail stores offer foot-sizing and width-measuring equipment for customers.
There are several shoe width charts online. Many of them include separate charts for men's and women's sizes and include both North American and European sizes for easy reference.
A shoe width chart can be used to help people get a shoe that fits them better. Most women in the United States are a B on the chart, and most men are a D. If their shoes feel too tight or too loose, they can change to a different size, based on the chart.
A shoe width chart can be adjusted by adding or subtracting increments of one-sixteenth to one-eighth of an inch for each adjustment from narrow to extra-wide. Determining, measuring and adjusting shoe width is a complicated issue in the shoe industry since widths are not a predetermined universal m
Size charts for men's and women's shoes have a difference of 1 1/2, according to the National Footwear Work and Safety Shoe Center. In the United States, women wearing a shoe designed for a man would require a shoe 1 1/2 sizes smaller than she would typically wear.
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.
The standard shoe width for men is D, and the standard shoe width for women is B. Unless the shoe is a non-standard width, it is not noted on the shoe box or label.
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.
Converting women's shoe sizes to men's shoe sizes varies based upon which conversion chart is used. U.S., European, U.K., Australian, Japanese and the charts of other countries all vary. On the U.S. charts, subtracting 1.5 from the women's shoe size provides the men's shoe size equivalent.
You can use a foot width size chart by measuring your foot?s width and using the chart to determine the most suitable shoe width for your foot. Some foot width charts determine the appropriate shoe width with a visual diagram, while others use a numerical chart.