Size chart for Safety Shoes and Boots

This post was last updated on March 19th, 2022 at 11:59 am

What size of safety shoe or boot suits you?

The Size Chart for safety Shoes and Boots is the answer to many questions we received at size-charts.com. You’ll discover how to find your perfect fitting safety shoe or safety boot you need to get through your working day.

Correctly sized boots should feel snug but not tight. Safety Shoes or Safety Boots should be small enough to keep your feet from moving around too much in your boots.
If your foot slides into a boot too easily, the boots are likely too large.

In this post we’ll handle the following items.


Measure your feet when buying safety shoes and boots online

How do i know my safety shoes size?

Don’t count on your regular shoe size when you want to buy safety shoes. Due to the shoe’s protective elements, the sizes and dimensions are slightly different from dressed or casual footwear.
Like in many posts, it all starts with measuring your feet.
To make it easy, we summed up our tips to measure your feet :

You will need: your socks, a piece of paper or cardboard, a tape measure or ruler, and a pen

Time needed: 3 minutes.

10 easy steps to measure your feet correctly:

  1. Measure your feet in the afternoon.

    Your feet swell during the day, it’s best to measure your feet at their fullest

  2. Stand When Measuring

    When in a wheelchair there’s no pressure on the feet, so it’s unnecessary to stand up.

  3. Wear socks

    Most of the time you wear socks in your shoes. Make sure you wear socks when you measure your feet.

  4. Be precise

  5. Measure both feet

    Measure your left and right foot separately as they’re not the same length. Take the biggest measurement to determine your running shoes Size

  6. Stand on your piece of paper

    Keeping your body weight over your foot, trace a thin line around the outside of your entire foot.

  7. Start drawing

    When drawing the line, hold the pen perpendicular to the ground.

  8. Measure the length of your feet

    Measure vertically down the length of your foot tracing. This is your foot length.

  9. Find your width fitting by drawing or with measuring tape

    Measure horizontally across the widest part of your foot tracing. This is your foot width.

  10. Determine your safety shoes size in the conversion charts

    Start from the measurement in inches or centimeters and define your size in the charts for men or women

How to find your Safety boots Size

As you will be standing, walking, working for more than 10 hours with safety shoes, a good fit is essential. Do this thoroughly as you might get injured or fatigued faster than with perfect fitting safety shoes. Follow the below steps to determine what size of safety shoes will get you through the working day.

How to try on safety shoes or safety boots?

  1. Completely lace-up your footwear.
  2. Walk around briefly in your new footwear to feel and check the comfort.
  3. Ensure the boot/shoe and your foot bend in the same place.
  4. Pay attention if you don’t feel the protective toecap in the bending zone.
  5. The boot/shoe arch and your foot arch should line up perfectly.
  6. Your heel should be feeling well supported and sufficient grip in the heel cup.
  7. Make sure you have enough toe space (your toes shouldn’t touch the end)

Try on your new footwear on carpet or solid flooring to ensure a good fit and keep the soles clean if you need to make an exchange.

When you’re ready and feel fine to buy some wide fit safety shoes or safety boots, you can find them here

Safety Shoes and Boots are not Working or Occupational shoes

Do not confuse Safety shoes or boots with Working shoes:

  • Safety Shoes/Boots offer protection for toes and, in many cases, also with an anti-perforation plate.
    Safety footwear comes mostly in 2 standards:  ASTM 2413 & EN ISO 20345.
  • Working shoes (or occupational footwear) are designed and engineered to do your daily job with more focus and offer no toe protection. This kind of shoes comes with the ISO standard: EN ISO 20347

Many of the footwear styles in safety shoes and boots are designed to be worn by both men and women. There is a difference of roughly 1.5 – 2 sizes between men’s and women’s boots and shoes, depending on the brand.

What size of safety shoe or safety boot you need to wear you can find in below charts.

Women’s Safety Shoes and Boots Size Chart

How to measure your foot, you can find out here. You can find the correct women’s shoe or boot size using the chart below. The Size Chart contains the international standards for US & CAN, Europe, The United Kingdom, and Mexico. The size in CM is the same as the Japanese Sizes.

FOOT LENGTH
(IN.)
FOOT LENGTH
(CM)
SHOE SIZE
(US & CAN)
SHOE SIZE
(EU)
SHOE SIZE
(UK)
SHOE SIZE
(MEX)
820.3332.5220
8-1/820.63.5332.5
8-3/821433.5321
8-1/22164.5343.5
8-5/822534.5422
8-7/822.55.535.54.5
922.9636.5523
9-1/823.26.5375.5
9-3/823.7737.5624
9-1/224.17.5386.525
9-5/824.5838.57
9-7/8258.5397.526
1025.4939.58
10-1/825.79.5408.527
10-3/826.310419
10-1/226.710.5429.528
Women Safety Shoes Chart in Inches, Cms, UK, US, EU, Japanese and Mexico Sizes

Safety Shoes and boots for women sizes explained

by Ally safety

Men’s Safety Shoes and Boots Size Chart

How to measure your foot, you can find out here. You can find the correct Men’s shoe or boot size using the chart below. The Size Chart contains the international standards for US & CAN, Europe, The United Kingdom, and Mexico. The size in CM is the same as the Japanese Sizes.

FOOT LENGTH
(IN.)
FOOT LENGTH
(CM)
SHOE SIZE
(US & CAN)
SHOE SIZE
(EU)
SHOE SIZE
(UK)
SHOE SIZE
(MEX)
MONDO
POINT
9-1/224.16385.524.524
9-5/824.56.538.562524.5
9-7/825.07396.525.525
1025.47.539.572625.5
10-1/825.78407.526.526
10-3/826.38.54182726.5
10-1/226.7942927.527
10-5/827.09.542.59.52827.5
10-7/827.510431028.528
1128.010.543102928.5
11-1/428.7114410.529.529
11-3/829.511.545113029.5
11-7/830.1124611.530.530
12-1/431.0134712.531.531
12-3/431.613.548133231.5
Men Safety Shoes Chart in Inches, Cms, UK, US, EU, Japanese and Mexico Sizes

Unisex Safety Shoes and Boots Size Chart

Convert the mens’ sizes into women’s sizes. The width in Safety shoes and boots mainly remains the same, so a D remains a D width safety shoes.

MEN’S SIZEWOMENS’ SIZE
89.5 – 10
8.510 – 10.5
910.5 – 11
9.511 – 11.5
1011.5 – 12
10.512.- 12.5
1112.5 -13
11.513 – 13.5
1214 – 14.5
12.514.5 – 15
1315 – 15.5
Size conversion chart of safety shoes and boots between men’s and women’s sizes

Safety Shoes and Boots Size Chart: the width

Safety Shoes and Boots‘ width is incredibly important when achieving the correct fit, as you are wearing them the whole day long.
A great rule of thumb (or toe, in this case) is that the ball of your foot should sit at the widest part of the shoe. To illustrate the importance of the correct width in your safety shoes or safety boots.

  • if it’s too narrow, you can develop blisters
  • it’s too narrow it will be impossible to stay a full day with them
  • if it’s too narrow you can have blood circulation problems
  • if you have diabetes, you can have serious circulation problems
  • if it’s too wide you can twist your ankle or fall
  • if it’s too wide, you are not safe, and you might slip or cause accidents
  • if it’s too wide, the inside materials will break
Shoe Size
US
Shoe Size
EU
Shoe Size
UK
Width
mm
Width
mm
Width
mm
Width
mm
W: 9
M: 7
396-7234
240
241
246
254
258
266
270
W: 10
M: 8
407-8241
246
247
252
260
264
272
276
W: 11
M: 9
41-428247
252
254
258
266
270
278
282
W: 12
M: 10
42-438-9254
258
260
264
272
276
284
288

TRADITIONAL
US NAME
ABBREVIATED
D FIT
Standard

MEDIUM (M)
E FIT
Wide

WIDE (W)
EEE FIT
Extra Wide

(WW, XW, 2W)
EEEEE FIT
Ultra Wide

(XXW, 4W)
Safety Shoes and Safety Boots Size Chart for men and women

Skechers Works has some great WIDE FIT SAFETY SHOES AND BOOTS : check the size charts here.

Different Safety Shoes or Safety boots width indications are:

  • A = Extra Narrow
  • B = Narrow
  • D / M = Medium or Standard
  • E / EE / W = Wide
  • EEE / EW / WW = Extra Wide
  • 4E / EEEE = Extra Extra Wide (or Ultra Wide)

Safety shoe sizing explained

How to fi safety shoes and their size explained by Matt Hudson

Why is my Safety boot size different than my shoe size?

Depending on the boot, you may more often go down 1/2 size because they are made to wear thick socks in and they are more high volume than shoes. What this means is there is more volume or space inside the boot to account for the need to wear thick socks.

When you’re ready and feel fine to buy some wide fit safety shoes or safety boots, you can find them here

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