Size chart for Work Shoes and Work Boots

This post was last updated on March 20th, 2021 at 10:00 am

What size of Work shoe or boot suits you?

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

Correctly sized boots should feel snug but not tight. Work Shoes or Work 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 work shoes and boots online

Don’t count on your regular shoe size when you want to buy work 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 :

How to measure your size for a perfect fitting Work boot

  1. Measure your feet in the afternoon.

  2. Stand When Measuring

  3. Wear socks

  4. Be precise

  5. Measure both feet

  6. Stand on your piece of paper

  7. Start drawing

  8. Measure the length of your feet

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

  10. Determine your size in the conversion charts

How to find your Work Shoes 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 work boots. Follow the below steps to determine what size of safety shoes will get you through the working day.

How to try on work shoes or work 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 work shoes or safety boots, you can find them here

Work Shoes and Work Boots are not Working or Occupational shoes

Do not confuse Work shoes or boots (or safety shoes) with Working shoes:

  • Work 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 work 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 work shoe or work boot you need to wear you can find in below charts.

Women’s Work Shoes and Boots Size Chart

How to measure your foot, you can find out here. You can find the correct women’s work 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 Work Shoes Chart in Inches, Cms, UK, US, EU, Japanese and Mexico Sizes

Men’s Work Shoes and Boots Size Chart

How to measure your foot, you can find out here. You can find the correct Men’s work 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 Work Shoes Chart in Inches, Cms, UK, US, EU, Japanese and Mexico Sizes

Unisex Work Shoes and Boots Size Chart

Convert the men’s sizes into women’s sizes. The width in Work shoes and boots mainly remains the same, so a D remains a D width Work 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 work shoes and boots between men’s and women’s sizes

Work Shoes and Boots Size Chart: the width

Work Shoes and Work 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 work shoes or work 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)
Work Shoes and Work Boots Size Chart for men and women

Different Work Shoes or Work 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)

Why is my Work 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 work shoes or work boots, you can find them here

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The Work Boot in this post is the Caterpillar Excavator Superlite: 
A great fitting superlight workboot which comes in US size 7 to 14
You can choose from 2 widths: Medium and Wide.
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