Out by at least 2 sizes

Hi, I've undertaken the measurements for both feet as directed 3 times and updated my profile with the average. My longest foot measures 290mm, my recommended shoe size is UK 11 and yet I have a pair of Loake shoes that are 9 F and they are only just small enough for me. I have just a small amount of heel slip with the shoes tied tight... Perhaps I just have feet that are not near normal..

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Claus June 4, 2013

Hi, there!

Thanks for the feedback. Your confusion is common, but this has nothing to do with the software. The reference size (NOT recommended size) is based on a toe allowence of 13mm (1/2 inches) which is the most common recommendation, as well as the average across all of our ratings (see the relevant posts in the blog).

Note, however, that these values are called "reference size(s)" for a reason!

If you want to wear shoes in UK 9, this is your decision to make. If you've provided one or more ratings, you can use 'Similar fittings' to find shoes that fit similar to what you've got used to. These will be close to UK 9 and equivalent US sizes. Recommendations under 'Personal fittings' may work, too, if you set the sizing filter to 'Weak' (currently available under 'Profile').

However, the more you deviate from the references sizes, the more likely your toe allowance is too low (or too high). This is said to increase the risks of medical problems. Unfortunately, there's no research how serious this is, as far as I know.

It's your decision if you're willing to take the risks.

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