How to Measure Shoe Size at Home

Although the shoe size charts differ from brand to brand, we recommend to check your foot length and compare it with the conversion charts to determine your shoe size accurately before going to place your order online. Also, every brand has its own size chart, so go with that chart to get perfectly fitted shoes.

Related: How to measure your kid’s feet at home to know their shoe size.

Please follow the easy 5-step process below to order footwear of the correct size & width for your feet first. No guarantee whatsoever that the first pair of shoes you are wearing would suit exactly, but the following measurements would give you the perfect base on the path to find real comfort!

5 Steps of Measuring Foot Length and Width

STEP 1- Collect Your Supplies Needed for Measurement

Step1: Measuring Shoe Size at Home

The first step is to obtain supplies at home to measure your foot accurately. Don’t worry — you’ve got nothing to buy. Everything is at home available. A white paper sheet, pencil, scale, or tape are needed.

STEP 2- Find Your Shoe Size By Tracking Your Foot

Find some comfortable place at your home. Sit on the floor, chair, or stand directly on the sheet of paper. Note that you don’t have shoes. You can wear socks like the ones you own if you want.

Step 3- Trace The Outlines of Your Foot

Trace your feet on the white paper with a pencil or pen. Take note if you sketch on your foot that the pencil snugly remains with you. With support from others, it can be beneficial for you to trace your foot. But it can be done alone, without any assistance.

STEP 4- Measure The Length of Your Foot

In this step, you are going to draw direct lines to the top, bottom, and sides of the contour. You can either use a pencil or a pen. Determine the foot length from heel to toe using the ruler or band.

Keep the measurement band exactly to the closest point (use the nearest 16-inch reference) – don’t measure up or down dramatically. Carefully write the measurements down.

STEP 5 – Measure the Width of Your Foot

Many individuals have a narrow or long foot. So, after measuring the heel to toe length, measure the wider part of your foot with the help of the ruler, as shown in the picture. Now you have the exact length and width of your foot.

Complete the steps with the other foot until you have done it. Let the measures of the two larger always into account. Subtract 1 mm from the numbers until the calculations are able to fill the distance between the foot and the pen side.

Finally, match your measurements with our shoe sizing charts to determine your exact shoe size in the U.S. U.K, Euro, or any other country or brand. View our size charts for more details.

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Measure Adult Feet At Home

How Should Your Shoes Fit?

Although it is essential to wear a shoe and make sure that you are able to get an impression of your height by weaving your foot, the ideal match is specifically based on the kind of shoe you are purchasing.


Walking shoes: The toe box space is essential for walking shoes. The toe box is, contrary to the label, the component of the shoe covering your toes. A shallow toe box limits the foot’s muscles. Take the longest toe and the front of the foot for the thumb’s reach. Mind that the “bigfoot” isn’t the longest for everyone.

Cross country shoes: You need a gap at the top of the foot to give the toes wiggle room for the perfect match for cross country shoes.

Running shoes: Running shoes fit comfortably on your foot and have room. When you press the thumb, the diameter of the foot should be about half or a complete button.


Soccer cleats: Their designs are better than the regular pair. Cleats are more secured. The head and top are tight to stop slipping the foot.

Basketball sneakers: Basketball hoops have a range of upper-security locking features. Your foot does not extend across the entirety of the sole irrespective of size. See to get an outline in the toebox and a heel that does not slide, to match the style better.

Baseball and Softball shoes: A good match for baseball and softball clubbing is important. Your feet will move without effort but don’t push the longest toe and the cleat front for more than a quarter inch.


Wading boots: You may want to expand in wading boots for a perfect fit. Many suppliers are scaling this, although some are not. Please consider the size chart of each company.

Hiking boots: Hiking boots on your feet shouldn’t be too big. Not too small, of course. Seek to prevent the heels in the boot from going up and down. You want space in the toe box, however, and when you go downhill the toes slip forward.

Work boots: Make sure, you do not step out of the boot or brush against the back as you move in the work boots. Get about one inch of space in the toe box so the toes don’t slip to the front.

Rain boots: Rain boots are normally set high on the heels. It is critical, because of this, that the calf opening is wide enough to comfortably slip your feet. But if you walk down your foot, that is a good sign that your boots are too tall.

Hunting boots: You might like a denser couple of socks for hunting boots or ski boots. It may also be desirable to match a little more generally. You can need to raise size or two if you intend to apply a lining to your boots.

Winter boots: The boots of winter appear to be narrower than thicker socks.

Ways to Tell if your Shoes are too Big or too Loose

Even though you have taken all the appropriate precautions to find the style of your foot and the perfect match, you will need to make sure about a few things if they are suitable. Here are a few ways to tell if your shoes are too big or too loose.

  1. If you notice blisters that grow on or between your feet, it may mean that your shoes are too tight. A very tiny shoe will even force the foot to snooze or to fall inert.
  2. In the meantime, the blisters in your football prove you’re too big for your boots.
  3. It usually needs half a size bigger than a standard work shoe in the athletic footwear. When you notice that your feet have reached, with running shoes, it may not be long enough to sign off your trainers.
  4. If your heel drops, using a specific method of lacing may help fix the issue. If not, consider that insole or style on a smaller foot.

Be mindful. Over time, the size of your feet will expand or alter. Other variables, such as the shape of the arch and the foot, can affect your shoes’ fitness, as well. The use of these Pro tips to weigh your feet frequently will help keep your feet healthy from foot to the toe.