In order to prevent problems with your feet like callus or blisters, it’s important that your shoes are the right size. Many people seem to struggle with determining their accurate shoe size, so this article is meant to provide some clarity. Keep reading to find out what’s the best way to measure your shoe size!
What you will need
-Two pieces of white paper
Now, if you want to know the exact way to measure your own shoe size, follow the next five steps carefully.
Use the adhesive tape to stick the two pieces of white paper to the floor or some other kind of hard surface. Make sure that you do this thoroughly because the paper needs to stay completely still when you’re measuring your feet later on. The pieces of paper need to be wide and long enough to fit your feet. For obvious reasons, you need two pieces of paper to measure both your left and right foot.
Place your left foot on one of the pieces of paper and use your pencil to completely outline your foot on the paper. Try to stay as close to the edges of your foot as possible. If you find this task hard to perform, try asking someone else that’s nearby to help you with this. When you’re done with your left foot, repeat the action with your right foot.
Use your pencil and ruler to draw two lines on your pieces of paper. The first line should measure the width of your feet so you must draw that line between the two widest points on your forefoot. The second line will ultimately determine the length of your feet so it should start at the center of your heel and should stop at the end of your largest toe. Keep in mind, though, that your largest toe isn’t necessarily your big toe, it’s different for every person. When you’re done with one piece of paper, repeat this action with the other piece of paper.
Use your ruler to measure the lines in order to know the exact width and length of your feet. Then, subtract ca. 4 mm of the obtained dimensions. This is crucial because otherwise, there might be a little diversion because of the fact that you used a pencil to measure your feet. Once you have done this, you need to compare your feet to each other to know if there are any differences in length.
With the dimensions that you have obtained, you can measure your exact shoe size. To do this, you will need to use a size chart like the one below. Just compare your obtained dimensions to the dimensions on the size chart and you will be to know exactly what your shoe size is. When you go shopping for shoes, you can bring this size chart with you to help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing the perfect shoes with the perfect size!
Voila, now you know your exact shoe size!