Measurements

Your foot measurements do not just help Sizeadvisors to find the right shoes and shoe sizes for you, they are also used to make your ratings available to other people. Please take your time to read carefully. If you have questions, contact us or use Sizeadvisors' feedback forum.

Preparation

  • Let someone help you: It's important to stand upright when you measure your foot length.
  • Pick the right circumstances: Measurements are best taken during late afternoon or the evening. Wear the socks you'd usually wear.
  • Have a measuring tape ready: When you use it, pull it snug but not tight. It should not feel uncomfortable.
  • Choose your measurement unit: You may use centimeter or inch, but centimeter is recommended.
  • Be precise: Shoes sizes are very sensitive to measurements. Use one decimal place, and don't round up or down.
  • Have two rectangular boxes ready: For measuring the lengths and widths of your feet, you'll need something to mark the respective ends of a line. For example, two shoe boxes work fine. However, any similar objects will do.

Application

Step 1

Foot length: Measure the distance between the back of your heel and your longest toe while you stand upright. If you have a shoe box, step inside so that your heel touches one side of the box. Move an object so that it touches your longest toe. Carefully step out and measure the distance between the side of the shoe box and the object.

Ball girth: Wrap the measuring tape around your foot, so that you would basically stand on the tape with your inner ball (the one behind your big toe). The tape should move straight across your foot. It may wrap around your small toe.

Step 2

Ball width: Measure the distance between the inner and outer side of your ball. If you have a shoe box, step inside so that the outer side of your foot slightly touches one side of the box. Move an object so that it touches the inner side of your foot where your ball is. Carefully step out and measure the distance between the side of the shoe box and the object.

Heel width: Measure the distance between the inner and outer side of your heel. If you have a shoe box, step inside so that the outer side of your foot touches one side of the box. Move an object so that it touches the inner side of your heel. Carefully step out and measure the distance between the side of the shoe box and the object.

Step 3

Instep girth: Wrap the measuring tape around your foot, so that it moves around the foot at the instep, ie the middle of your foot.

Heel girth: Wrap the measuring tape around your foot, so that it moves around your heel up to the point where your foot becomes your leg and back to the heel. It's most easily done when standing on your toes with one foot.

Next: After you've submitted your first ratings or your measurements, you probably want to check if there are recommendations for you: How to use recommendations from Sizeadvisors

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