US to EU shoe size : How do I convert US shoe size to EU?

Convert any US to EU shoe size (Euro, UK, international sizes) for men, women, and kids. Use our how-to guide to measure your feet or printable shoe size charts to find the right size.

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US to EU shoe size conversion chart for kids, men and women

Men’s US shoe sizes are converted to Euro sizes by adding 33. For instance, if you typically wear men’s US size 10 shoes, your Euro size is probably going to be size 43. Add 31 to your US shoe size to convert from women’s US to Euro sizing.

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US Shoe size formula

The US shoe sizes are calculated based on the foot length:
Men shoe size = (Foot length in cm ÷ 2,54 × 3) – 24
Ladies shoe size = (Foot length in cm ÷ 2,54 × 3) – 23

EU Shoe size formula

In the EU, with countries like Germany, France, Italy, etc., the calculation for shoe size is as follows:
Foot length (in cm) + 1.5 cm extra x 1.5
Expert tip: Italian shoe size indication doesn’t add up the 1.5cm. That’s why Italian size always fits smaller.

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US to EU Shoe Size Conversion Chart For Babies

American baby shoe brands have a standard foot length measurement in inches for baby feet.

USEUFoot (In)Foot (Cm)
0.5163.258.3
1163.58.9
1.5173.639.2
2173.759.5
2.5184.010.2
3184.1310.5
3.5194.2510.8
4194.511.4
4.5204.6311.7
5204.7512.1

US to EU Kids Shoe Size

While babies are 6 weeks – 3 months and invariably end at 6-9 months, they usually start wearing a child shoe size at around 12 months and a larger shoe size that can go on into late teens. The largest shoe size for children are also the smallest for men. All about shoes sizes by kids’ age you can discover here

USEUFoot (In)Foot (Cm)
5.5215.012.7
6225.1313.0
6.5225.2513.3
7235.514.0
7.5235.6314.3
8245.7514.6
8.5256.015.2
9256.1315.6
9.5266.2515.9
10276.5016.5
10.5276.6316.8
11286.7517.1
11.5297.017.8
12307.1318.1
12.5307.2518.4
13317.5019.1
13.5317.6319.4
1327.7519.7
1.5338.020.3
2338.1320.6
2.5348.2521.0
3348.5021.6
3.5358.6321.9
4368.7522.2
4.5369.022.9
5379.1323.2
5.5379.2523.5
6389.5024.1
6.5389.6324.4
7399.7524.8

US to EU men’s Shoe Size

Metric foot sizes have a longer interval of foot lengths and therefore an actual foot size might be difficult to express with one measurement. Approximate foot lengths are shown in the shoe size chart below.

USEUFoot (In)Foot (Cm)
7409.6324.4
7.540.59.7524.8
8419.9425.4
8.541.510.1325.7
94210.2526.0
9.542.510.4426.7
104310.5627.0
10.543.510.7527.3
114410.9427.9
11.544.511.1328.3
124511.2528.6
12.545.511.6729.6
134611.8030.1
13.546.512.030.5
144712.1330.9
14.547.512.3331.3
154812.531.8
15.54912.7532.2

Related: Shoe width Size Conversion : The importance of width!

US women’s shoe size to EU

Footwear industries of America use a different numbering for women. Men have a larger foot measurement and therefore wear larger size shoe sizes to women in comparison.

USEUFoot (In)Foot (cm)
7379.3323.7
7.5389.5024.1
838.59.6624.6
8.539.59.8025.0
9401025.4
9.540.510.1325.8
104110.3326.2
10.541.510.5026.7
1142.510.6727.1
11.543.510.8027.5
12441127.9
12.544.511.1328.4
1345.511.3328.8
13.54611.5029.2
1446.511.6729.6
14.54711.8130.1
1547.51230.5
15.548.512.1330.9
164912.3431.3
16.549.512.531.8
175012.6732.2

Related: Shoe width Size Conversion : The importance of width!

EU Shoe Size to US & US to EU Shoe Size for men vs womens

In the EU to US shoe sizes conversion chart for men vs women, you can convert your US shoe size to EU or EU to US shoe size. A full men to women shoe size expert guide you can find here

US Men’sUS Women’sEU Shoe Size
0.52EU Size 32
12.5EU Size 32.5
1.53EU Size 33
23.5EU Size 33.5
2.54EU Size 34
34.5EU Size 34.5
3.55EU Size 35
45.5EU Size 35.5
4.56EU Size 36.5
56.5EU Size 37
5.57EU Size 37.5
67.5EU Size 38
6.58EU Size 39
78.5EU Size 39.5
7.59EU Size 40
89.5EU Size 40.5
8.510EU Size 41.5
910.5EU Size 41.5
9.511EU Size 42.5
1011.5EU Size 43.5
10.512EU Size 44
1112.5EU Size 44.5
11.513EU Size 45.5
1213.5EU Size 46
12.514EU Size 46.5
1314.5EU Size 47
13.515EU Size 47.5
1415.5EU Size 48.5
14.516EU Size 49
1516.5EU Size 49.5
15.517EU Size 50

Related: Shoe width Size Conversion : The importance of width!

US Shoe Size Conversion Chart to UK or EU shoe sizes

US Men’s ShoeUS Women’s ShoeUK Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeFoot Length in InchesFoot Length in CM
34.52.534.58 1⁄221.6 cm
3.553358 2⁄322.0 cm
45.53.535.58 5⁄622.4 cm
4.56436.5922.9 cm
56.54.5379 1⁄623.3 cm
5.57537.59 1⁄323.7 cm
67.55.5389 1⁄224.1 cm
6.586399 2⁄324.6 cm
78.56.539.59 5⁄625.0 cm
7.597401025.4 cm
89.57.540.510 1⁄625.8 cm
8.510841.510 1⁄326.2 cm
910.58.541.510 1⁄226.7 cm
9.511942.510 2⁄327.1 cm
1011.59.543.510 5⁄627.5 cm
10.51210441127.9 cm
1112.510.544.511 1⁄628.4 cm
11.5131145.511 1⁄328.8 cm
1213.511.54611 1⁄229.2 cm
12.5141246.511 2⁄329.6 cm
1314.512.54711 5⁄630.1 cm
13.5151347.51230.5 cm
1415.513.548.512 1⁄630.9 cm
14.516144912 1⁄331.3 cm
1516.514.549.512 1⁄231.8 cm
15.517155012 2⁄332.2 cm

Frequently Asked Questions about converting EU into US shoe sizes

How to measure your shoe size for EU or US sizes?

How do i know my EU or US shoe size?

First things first, all shoe size systems start from measuring the length and width of your feet.

How to understand shoe width with more parameters can be found here.
Find out How to measure your shoe size correctly here.

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
    In most shoes you most probably wear socks. 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 shoe 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 shoes size in the conversion charts and convert them in EU or US sizes
    Start from the measurement in inches or centimeters and define your size in the charts for men, women or kids

How much difference is between US to EU shoe size for kids?

EU sizes for kids have much wider increments between shoe sizes. This means that each kid size in the EU range can be worn by more than one size in the US size range. For example, size 20 in EU can be worn by US sizes 4.5 and 5.

How do you convert US Shoe Size to EU ?

The easiest way to convert adult shoe sizes is by using the addition factor. American shoe sizes for men to EU size is known by adding 33 to the US size . Example: US men’s size 10 will be 10 + 33 = 43 in Euro. US men’s size 10 is size 43 in EU.

Female shoe size is quite similar. American shoe sizes for women take an addition of 32.5 and then, depending on wether the person has wide feet or not, she scales up or down by one size in the resulting European size. 

Will the shoes fit properly when I convert from US size to EU ?

Shoe stores will do everything in their power to reduce the size difference. No matter how one calculates there will be slight differences among all shoe size tables. Different types of shoes will fit differently even after picking the best size based on conversion.

Which types of shoes fit best if I buy a size based on a conversion chart ?

Any shoe model made of durable conforming material will be perfect. This includes casual shoes and basic athletic shoes like running shoe. In fact, the shoe label usually have more than one shoe size displayed. Labels on sports shoes are a good example of a varied footwear sizing designations. Safety shoes, winter shoes and orthopedic footwear like a supportive shoe are among the types that don’t fit well. You will have to get a piece of paper for proper adult shoe size marking. 

How do Other shoe sizes relate to US and EU sizes ?

Australian shoe sizing has such a difference between feet measurements of footwear sizes that calculations can not determine the average foot size. The definition of shoe sizes of Australian women shoes makes up for shoe width by using materials that can bulge out at the sides but American and Europeans use the sole. This is a major difference. Asian shoe sizes for children are US sizes + 8 and a shoe at size 1 and above are US Sizes + 18. The size of shoes used for Canadian shoe sizes are identical to US Sizes

How to be sure of having the right converted size ?

The country of origin of the shoe will affect the size of shoe displayed. Another factor on the shoe size display is the primary material of shoe construction. All over the world there are tables for adult shoe conversion but for children you might need tables from shoe makers. Boys shoe sizes – international conversion is best achieved by using a blank paper and a Mondopoint-based scale. Adult shoe size marking and girls sizes are better known by using the tool of Brannock Device Co.

Converting US to Eu shoe sizes explained

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Conclusion

Correct shoes may fall on approximate interval steps. You should also note that British shoe manufacturers have different shoe size definitions to the eastern countries of continental Europe. UK size of foot lengths is numbered exactly one size lower than US numbering.

Have a salesperson measure the length of your optional foot is better than refering to sizing charts, especially for a larger shoe size. The largest shoe size of mass-produced shoes have a larger difference in shoe sizes as the size may be available in one sizing scheme may not be available in another scheme. As you go out there to fit your shoes please leave a comment and share this article

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