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Shoe Size Guide

When in doubt, please call toll free 1-800-884-4046 or email us. One of our big shoe size experts can assist you.

Fit by Brand

Not sure how a particular brand fits? Let us help you!

Listed below are some general fit tips by brand and style to help you find the perfect pair.

Due to the fact that shoe sizing is an inexact science, we have compiled the following list of how each brand generally fits. Please note that shoes even within the same brand can fit differently from style to style. So use this guide as a starting point, along with our specific shoe fit description notes (on product pages) to find the perfect big shoes to fit for your feet.

Brands:

  • Adidas: Due to the athletic inspired construction and design of most Adidas, these shoes tend to fit shorter in length then most shoes. When buying a performance-based shoe like this we often advise sizing-up one size to give you ample room. Shop Adidas
  • Adidas Originals: most of these shoes are constructed on narrow lasts and thus the shoes end up fitting most people on the small and narrow side. When buying Adidas Originals we often advise sizing-up one size to give you adequate room. This is not necessarily true for every shoe in this brand so make sure to read the fit description on the shoe in question. Shop Adidas Originals
  • Bogs: tend to run a bit big/roomy. Shop Bogs
  • Birkenstock: tend to run big.
  • Clarks: tend to run a bit big like many dress shoes.
  • Columbia: these shoes tend to fit true to size. However, if buying a Columbia sandal please consider that most people wear a size smaller in them compared to an athletic inspired shoe. Shop Columbia
  • Cole Haan: these shoes tend to fit a bit larger than true to size. Cole haan's have a dress/casual fit and fit on the long side. Shop Cole Haan
  • Converse: due to the simple construction and design, Converse shoes tend to fit about one full size large depending on the exact shoe. Please read fit description for each shoe as some Converse shoes fit true to size. Shop Converse
  • Creative Recreation: fit true to size, similar in fit to most casual shoes.
  • DC Footwear: fit true to size length-wise but cut on the wider side. As they are a skateboarding inspired sneaker, they have thicker tongues and padding for ample support and hold. Shop DC Footwear
  • Dunham: these shoes provide a more casual and roomy fit. Many people wear a smaller size in their casual shoes than they would in an athletic inspired shoe. Most Dunham shoes are available in a range of different widths. Shop Dunham
  • Keen: these shoes tend to provide a causal fit and run true to size. However, most Keen shoes have a wider toe-box that is distinctive to the look of this brand. Shop Keen
  • Lacoste: while athletic inspired in design, Lacoste shoes tend to provide a more casual style fit and thus are more true to size then your average sneakers.
  • LB Evans: house slippers that fit true to size.
  • Magnum: tend to fit true to size.
  • Nautilus: tend to fit true to size. Shop Nautilus
  • New Balance: both athletic and comfort inspired, most New Balance tend to fit true to size even though they are athletic inspired shoes. Most New Balance shoes are available in a range of widths. Shop New Balance
  • Nike: athletically inspired thus providing a fit that tends to be on the small and narrow side. When in between sizes, it is safe to assume to size up. The one main exception is the Air Force One, which fits roomier and true to size. Shop Nike Shoes
  • Nunn Bush: fit true to size, similar in fit to most dress/casual shoes.
  • PF Flyers: simple design and construction gives these shoes a roomy fit but not as large as the Converse shoes and tend to be more true to size.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren: fit mostly true to size, similar in fit to most casual shoes. Some styles run a bit roomy in the toe-box.
  • Rafters: water shoes that fit almost one full size long in the toe. Shop Rafters
  • Reef: these sandals tend to fit true to size. When in between sizes on a sandal it's usually safer to size down. Shop Reef
  • Rockport: fit like many dress shoes in being a bit long in the toe, especially compared to athletic shoes of the same size. Shop Rockport
  • Sanuk: these sandals tend to fit true to size. When in between sizes on a sandal it's usually safer to size down.
  • Seavees: tend to fit true to size. Shop Seavees
  • Skechers: a relaxed fit that is true length-wise but often on the roomy side width-wise. Shop Skechers
  • Sperry: tend to fit true to size. However, since some people wear these without socks you may want to factor that in when you choose your size.
  • Steve Madden: shoes of this brand can be inconsistent. Most of their more formal dress shoes fit long or a bit big. Most of their more casual shoes fit true to size. Shop Steve Madden
  • Ugg: true to size. However, because of the plush lining in many of their shoes, they can often feel snug or tight when first wearing them.
  • Under Armour: fit mostly true to size.
  • Vans: a skate-inspired sneaker that fits true to size but also on the roomy side with many styles having extra padding. Shop Vans
  • Vans Original: simple design and construction gives these shoes a roomy fit but don't fit as large as the Converse shoes and tend to be more true to size. Shop Vans Original

Styles:

  • Athletic Shoes: all athletic shoes and brands tend to fit a little differently. If you have a good fit in a particular brand, then staying with that size is the wise thing to do. Many athletic shoes fit slightly small and narrow so you may have to order a size larger than the chart suggests for them to be comfortable. If you mostly wear athletic shoes you may find that you wear a smaller size in other types of shoes, such as dress shoes or boots. Shop the style
  • Dress/Casual Shoes: These shoes often fit a little larger than true to size. If you mostly wear athletic shoes you may find that you need to order a size down. Shop the style
  • Sandals: Sandals mostly run true to size in length. If you have never worn a flip flop, thong or sandal before then getting a basic length measurement of your foot is a good place to start. It is also reasonable to assume that sizing down in a sandal compared to an athletic shoe is not uncommon. Shop the style

Measure Your Feet

Follow these easy steps to find your size. Note: It is easiest if you have someone assist you... but you can do it yourself.

tracing feet and drawing length and width
  • If you plan to wear socks with the shoes, wear the socks while taking measurements.
    • Stand on a piece of paper with both feet (It is important to measure BOTH feet. Most people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other). We recommend taping a couple of pieces together because the large size of your feet may not fit on just one page. It is best to you stand because your feet will spread out more than if sitting.
    • Trace your feet (or have your assistant do it). Try to keep the pen/pencil as vertical as possible and as close as possible to the foot.
  • Draw a straight horizontal line at the heel and toe at the longest point and on each side of the foot at the widest point.
  • Measure the distances between the lines (lengths and widths), then use the measurements from the larger foot. Be sure to double check your measurements. To get the true size of your foot, we recommended subtracting about 3/16 of an inch (or 5mm) from the length measurement to account for measuring an outline. Our Foot Model's larger foot measured: 12.625 inches long and 4.625 inches wide. So his exact measurements are 12.45 by 4.45 inches.
final traced foot outline

See the Shoe Size Chart section below to convert your measurements to a shoe size...

Shoe size chart

This chart will give you a rough idea of what size you will wear in a "true to size" fitting shoe. It does not take into consideration other variables concerning your feet (i.e. flat feet, high arch, no arch, high instep, etc.) It also does not adjust for variations from brand to brand. All shoes fit differently.

MEN'S SHOE SIZE CHART

  LENGTH WIDTH WIDTH WIDTH WIDTH
SIZE Heel to Toe B (Narrow) D (Medium/Regular) EE (Wide) EEEE (Extra Wide)
US Inches/cm Inches/cm Inches/cm Inches/cm Inches/cm
12 11.33/28.78 3.87/9.83 4.25/10.80 4.62/11.73 5/12.7
13 11.66/29.62 4/10.16 4.37/11.10 4.75/12.07 5.12/13.01
14 12/30.48 4.12/10.46 4.5/11.43 4.87/12.37 5.25/13.34
15 12.33/31.32 4.25/10.80 4.62/11.73 5/12.07 5.37/13.64
16 12.66/32.16 4.37/11.10 4.75/12.07 5.12/13.01 5.5/13.97
17 13/33 4.5/11.43 4.87/12.37 5.25/13.34 5.62/14.27
18 13.33/33.85 4.62/11.73 5/12.7 5.37/13.64 5.75/14.61
19 13.66/34.7 4.75/12.07 5.12/13.01 5.5/13.97 5.87/14.91
20 14/35.56 4.87/12.37 5.25/13.34 5.62/14.27 6/15.24
21 14.33/36.4 5/12.7 5.37/13.64 5.75/14.61  
22 14.66/37.08 5.12/13.01 5.5/13.97 5.87/14.91  
23 15/38.1 5.25/13.34 5.62/14.27  
*This Chart does not take into account inserts you might wear.  Sizing chart info supplied by the Brannock Device Company Inc. Syracuse, NY

MEN'S SHOE WIDTH CHART

  ABREVIATION LETTER SCALE
Medium M D
Wide W 2E or EE
Extra Wide X or XW 4E or EEEE
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