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Measuring Your Foot for Wide Shoes in Spokane, WA

Find Your Shoe Size – How to Measure Your Feet at Home

Someone taping a piece of paper on the wooden gorund.

Measuring your feet at home isn’t difficult. In fact, it’s very easy to calculate your shoe size without any special equipment. Once you have your measurements you can refer to any manufacturer’s sizes to find which shoe width and size you’ll take in their line.

But remember, our feet are actually three dimensional and most size charts only account for two of those dimensions—length and width. For that reason, your best bet is always going to be trying on any shoes before you purchase them.

Having said that, I know that a lot of you still want to figure out your shoe size yourself, so let’s get started.

Supplies

All you need to properly measure your feet at home is:

  • two pieces of paper, each one larger than your feet
  • a pencil
  • tape
  • ruler or measuring tape.

Step One—Tracing

Somone tracing there foot on white peice of paper.

Tape the paper down to the floor, and sit with one foot firmly on the paper with your leg bent slightly forward so that your shin is slightly in front of your ankle.

Trace the outline of your foot and remember to measure your foot without shoes, but with socks similar to the ones you will be wearing with the shoes you are buying.

Hold the pencil or pen upright and perpendicular to the paper. Do not hold it at an angle.

Make sure the pencil is resting snugly against your foot as you draw around it.

 You may actually find it helpful to have someone else trace your foot, but as you can see by this photo, it can be done on your own as well.

Then repeat the process with your other foot.


Step Two—Measuring

Somone measuring the tracing of there foot.

Once you have traced your feet, you will want to get measurements for the length and width of each.

It is important to do this for both feet, because everyone will have some variance between their right and left foot — and for some people, that difference could be an entire half or whole size difference.

Use your pencil to draw straight lines touching the outermost points at the top, bottom, and both sides of each tracing you have done.

 

Length

Somone measuring the tracing of there foot.

Use your ruler or measuring tape to measure the distance from the bottom line to the top line that you made on one of your foot tracings.

Be sure to hold the measuring tape straight, and find the closest mark that you can on your ruler (for inches, use the closest 16th mark) – don’t round up or down dramatically.

Write this number down, and repeat the process for the tracing of your other foot.

Now, you have the length of each of your feet, you will need to also measure the width of your feet.

Men’s Length In inches

Size

6      9-1/2
6.5   9-11/16
7       9-13/16
7.5   10
8      10-3/16
8.5   10-5/16
9      10-1/2
9.5   10-11/16
10    10-13/16
10.5   11
11       11-3/16
11.5    11-5/16
12       11-1/2
12.5    11-11/16
13       11-13/16
14       12-3/16
15       12-1/2
ADD 1/8 TO EACH 1/2 SIZE LONGER

Women’s length in inches

Size
5       8-11/16
5.5    8-13/16
6       9
6.5    9-3/16
7        9-5/16
7.5     9-1/2
8        9-11/16
8.5     9-13/16
9        10
9.5     10-3/16
10      10-5/16

10.5   10-1/2

11   10-11/16
ADD 1/8 TO EACH 1/2 SIZE LONGER

Width

Somone measuring the tracing of there foot.

Many people tend to think of their shoe size as just one measurement. For example, “I wear a size seven,” or “I need a 10 and a half, because the size 10 is too small.” Though the widths do change slightly from size to size, these numbers really only take into account the length of the foot.

Knowing your shoe width can make a world of difference when it comes to finding comfortable footwear and since many people will need narrow or wide shoes — or even extra wide or slim — this step is just as important as measuring the length of your foot.

 To measure the width of each foot, use your measuring tape or ruler to measure from the line on one side of one tracing, to the line on the other side of the same tracing.

Again, be certain to find the closest mark that you can (for inches, use the closest 16th mark).

Write this number down, and repeat for the outline of your other foot.

Women’s
(D) Width in inches
Size
5— 3-3/8
5.5— 3-7/16
6— 3-1/2
6.5— 3-9/16
7— 3-5/8
7.5— 3-11/16
8— 3-3/4
8.5— 3-13/16
9— 3-7/8
9.5—3-15/16
10— 4
10.5— 4-1/16
11- 4—1/8
11.5— 4-3/16
12 —4-1/4

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(2E) Width in inches
Size
5—3-9/16
5.5— 3-5/8
6— 3-11/16
6.5— 3-3/4
7— 3-13/16
7.5— 3-7/8
8— 3-15/16
8.5— 4
9— 4-1/16
9.5— 4-1/8
10— 4-3/16
10.5— 4-1/4
11— 4-5/16
11.5— 4-3/8
12— 4-7/16

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(3E) Widths in inches
Size
5— 3-3/4
5.5— 3-13/16
6— 3-7/8
6.5— 3-15/16
7— 4
7.5— 4-1/16
8— 4-1/8
8.5— 4-3/16
9— 4-1/4
9.5— 4-5/16
10— 4-3/8
10.5— 4-7/16
11— 4-1/2
11.5— 4-9/16
12— 4-5/8

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(4E) Widths in inches
Size
5— 3-15/16
5.5— 4
6— 4-1/16
6.5— 4-1/8
7— 4-3/16
7.5— 4-1/4
8— 4-5/16
8.5— 4-3/8
9— 4-7/16
9.5— 4-1/2
10— 4-9/16
10.5— 4-5/8
11— 4-11/16
11.5— 4-3/4
12— 4-13/16

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width
Women’s
(5E) Widths in inches
Size
5— 4-1/8
5.5— 4-3/16
6— 4-1/4
6.5— 4-5/16
7— 4-3/8
7.5— 4-7/16
8— 4-1/2
8.5— 4-9/16
9— 4-5/8
9.5— 4-11/16
10— 4-3/4
10.5— 4-13/16
11— 4-7/8
11.5— 4-15/16
12— 5

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(7E) Widths in inches
Size
5— 4-11/16
5.5— 4-9/16
6— 4-5/8
6.5— 4-11/16
7— 4-3/4
7.5— 4-13/16
8— 4-7/8
8.5— 4-15/16
9— 5
9.5— 5-1/16
10— 5-1/8
10.5— 5-3/16
11— 5-1/4
11.5— 5-5/16
12— 5-3/8

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(10E) width in inches
5—- 4-7/8
5.5—- 5-1/8
6— 5-3/16
6.5— 5-1/4
7— 5-5/16
7.5— 5-3/8
8— 5-7/16
8.5— 5-1/2
9— 5-9/16
9.5— 5-5/8
10— 5-11/16
10.5— 5-3/4
11— 5-13/16
11.5— 5-7/8
12— 5-15/16

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Women’s
(14E) Width in inches
5— 5-5/8
5.5— 5-7/8
6- 5—15/16
6.5— 6
7— 6-1/16
7.5— 6-1/8
8—6-3/16
8.5— 6-1/4
9— 6-5/16
9.5— 6-3/8
10— 6-7/16
10.5— 6-1/2
11— 6-9/16
11.5— 6-5/8
12— 6-11/16

Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width

Men’s
(2E) Widths in inches
6—3-11/16
6.5—3-3/4
7—3-13/16
7.5—3-7/8
8—3-15/16
8.5—4
9—4-1/16
9.5—4-1/8
10—4-3-16
10.5—4-1/4
11—4-5/16
11.5—4-3/8
12—4-7/16
12.5—4-1/2
13—4-9/16
14—4-11/16
15—4-13/16
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(3E) Widths in inches
Size
6—3-7/8
6.5—3-15/16
7—4
7.5—4-1/16
8—4-1/8
8.5—4-3/16
9—4-1/4
9.5—4-5/16
10—4-3/8
10.5—4-7/16
11—4-1/2
11.5—4-9/16
12—4-5/8
12.5—4-11/16
13—4-3/4
14—4-7/8
15—5
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(4E) Widths in inches
6—4-1/16
6.5—4-1/8
7—4-3/16
7.5—4-1/4
8—4-5/16
8.5—4-3/8
9—4-7/8
9.5—4-1/2
10—4-9/16
10.5—4-5/8
11—4-11/16
11.5—4-3/4
12—4-13/16
12.5—4-7/8
13—4-15/16
14—5-1/16
15—5-3/16
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(5E) Widths in inches
6—4-1/4
6.5—4-5/16
7—4-3/8
7.5—4-7/16
8—4-1/2
8.5—4-9/16
9—4-5/8
9.5—4-11/16
10—4-3/4
10.5—4-13/16
11—4-7/8
11.5—4-15/16
12—5
12.5—5-1/16
13—5-1/8
14—5-1/4
15—5-3/8
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(6E) Widths in inches
6—4-7/16
6.5—4-1/2
7—4-9/16
7.5—4-5/8
8—4-11/16
8.5—4-3/4
9—4-1/16
9.5—4-7/8
10—4-15/16
10.5—5
11—5-1/16
11.5—5-1/8
12—5-3/16
12.5—5-1/4
13—5-5/16
14—5-7/16
15—5-9/16
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(9E) Widths in inches
6—5
6.5—5-1/16
7—5-1/8
7.5—5-3/16
8—5-1/4
8.5—5-5/16
9—5-3/8
9.5—5-7/16
10—5-1/2
10.5—5-9/16
11—5-5/8
11.5—5-11/16
12—5-3/4
12.5—5-13/16
13—5-7/8
14—6
15—6-1/8
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(10E) Width in inches
Size
6—5-3/16
6.5—5-1/4
7—5-5/16
7.5—5-3/8
8—5-7/16
8.5—5-1/2
9—5-9/16
9.5—5-5/8
10—5-11/16
10.5—5-3/4
11—5-13/16
11.5—5-7/8
12—5-15/16
12.5—6
13—6-1/16
14—6-3/16
15—6-5/16
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width


Men’s
(14E) Widths in inches
6—5-15/16
6.5—6
7—6-1/16
7.5—6-1/8
8—6-3/16
8.5—6-1/4
9—6-5/16
9.5—6-3/8
10—6-7/16
10.5—6-1/2
11—9/16
11.5—6-5/8
12—6-11/16
12.5—6-3/4
13—6-13/16
14—6-15/16
15—7-1/16
Add 1/8 inch for length and 3/16 inch for each added width

 

 


Step Three—Find Your Size

Once you have completed the previous steps in this tutorial, you should have measurements for both length and width of each of your feet. You are going to want to use the larger of each of these measurements in determining your final shoe size. For example, if your left foot is 1/4 of an inch longer, then use your left foot’s length measurement. If your right foot is slightly wider, then you will use that number for your width.

 


Hi I’m Ron, Owner of Justwideshoes.com

Today’s internet shoe shoppers are very smart…Unfortunately the Shoe Manufacturers  are way behind on the information the consumer is looking for…Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to scan the inside of the shoes and scan the feet and put in all the little pressure point to the feet to help us all get to the correct size and width we need…Sorry to say I don’t think we’ll see this technology any time soon…

The best advise I can give is to take these measurement come up with your length and width and consider ordering a few sizes….When I come out on my retail floor I bring each customer 2-3 sizes…we all know each style fits differently…We can’t measure the thickness of the foot…So this is why I suggest order multiple sizes and widths….remember you can return what doesn’t fit….We consider this an exchange so we would pay for the return freight…

We greatly appreciate your business

Ron

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