FIT BY BRAND
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 (which can be found on each products specific page) in finding the perfect big shoes to fit for your feet.
Athletic Shoes: All athletic shoes and brands tend to fit a little different. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bogs: Tend to run a bit big/roomy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reef: These sandals tend to fit true to size. When in between sizes on a sandal it's usually safer to size down.
Rockport: Fit like many dress shoes in being a bit long in the toe, especially compared to athletic shoes of the same size.
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.
Skechers: A relaxed fit that is true length-wise but often on the roomy side width-wise.
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.
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.
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.