Footwear and Shoe Size Guide for men's and women's shoes
There follows a guide to the shoe sizing systems for the UK and Europe. European sizes are increasingly being quoted in the UK and it doesn't seem a bad idea to become familiar with them. Do they teach them in schools yet?
Before researching this article, I hadn't realised that there were subtle differences in the European sizes between men's and ladies' feet - something it is worth being aware of.
The following guides can be particularly helpful when buying mens or womens shoes online.
- The biggest online shoe shop in Europe, selling thousands of brands for men, women and children. Shoes, trainers, boots and slippers are all available, by brands including Clarks, Ecco, Nicholas Deakins, K-Swiss, Dr Martens, Val and many more. Free delivery to the UK within 3-5 days & worldwide delivery within 7-10 days.
- Shoes in large sizes for men - most are available in size 12 to size 16, some go up to size 19.
- Quality fashionable footwear by Office, together with other top brands. Lots for him and her, including boots, heels, sandals casuals and sports.
- Comfortable ladies' and men's shoes approved by chiropodists and podiatrists, with free UK delivery.
- Handmade leather shoes for men - buy one pair and get a second pair free.
Note that other size guides may quote slightly different sizes - there is no "exact" size match, everything is an approximation. Sizes also vary across different manufacturers.
Tips for European shoppers - most of the companies on this page will deliver throughout the EU and not just to the UK. Why not take advantage of the strong Euro and weak pound right now, and make a purchase?
- Shoes and boots by Miss Sixty, Bronx, Hush Puppies, Firetrap, CAT and other top fashion brands.
- Huge discounts on footwear, with cashback and 0% interest free credit over three payments by credit or debit card on all orders over £75.
- Designer trainers at a discount (up to 50% off) for men, women and children, including trainers from Adidas, Converse, Nike, Reebok, Paul Smith and Puma.
- High end designer footwear for women and men by designers including Ugg, Belstaff, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, Giuseppe Zanotti, Fendi, Juicy Couture, Sergio Rossi and more.
- Fashion footwear, clothing and accessories. Footwear brands sold include Dr Martens, Ugg, Skechers, Ranch House and Sanyo. 48 Hour UK delivery to your door for less than the high street price. They also ship worldwide.
- Online footwear stoe specialising in comfortable shoes for an active lifestyle.
- Wynsors are based in the North of England but now everyone can buy Wynsoes shoes online. Free express delivery on orders over £40.
|Sexy Shoes |
- The sexiest shoes on the internet including stunning patent boots fron ankle to thigh high, stilettos, goth, sling back and even flats. There is something to suit all tastes, and UK delivery is free.
|High and Mighty
- Formal and casual men's shoes in sizes 12 - 16.
- Casual shoes "All Star" shoes for all the family.
- Up to the minute fashion styling to compliment the new season's clothes. The whole Jones Bootmaker collection encompasses quality and style with excellent value for money.
|Shipton & Heneage Limited|
- Quality ladies' and men's shoes, boots, handmade slippers, socks and shoe care accessories delivered worldwide.
- Crockers of Hungerford mens shoes at low prices as they only sell mail order and online. The shoes have quality leather uppers, lining and soles.
- A great range for all the family, and they are the only online store selling the Clarks Children's range. Other brands sold include Loake, Rockport, Barker, Ecco and K Shoes. All are sold at competitive prices.
- A complete range of sports footwear including football, running, ladies' sport, X-Training, junior and golf.
|Shoes International |
- Ladies' footwear from Van Dal, Ecco, Rohde, Hotter, Equity, Richard Draper and many more... Men's footwear including Ecco, Dr Martens, Rohde and Rieker... Check out the price and service pledge.
- Specialists in fetish high heeled footwear, with heels ranging in height from 4" to 7". Materials used include leather, pvc and latex.
- Brands sold include Airwalk, Macbeth Shoe Co and New Rock, selling Skateshoes and boots.
|Aussie Sheepskin Boots |
- Sheepskin boots direct from Australia, in a range of styles, made from Australian Merino wool, for adults and children. Please note that this site is based in Australia.
|The Shop For Shoes
- A great range of a branded men's and women's footwear. The men's ranges include: Grenson, Loake, Alfred Sargent, New Balance, Rohde & Mobydick Boatshoes. The women's ranges include Rohde, Rieker, Padders and Ladies Mobydick Boatshoes. Get 10% discount on your FIRST pair of Loake.
|Shoe Lace Place|
- Site dedicated to laces, socks, trainer liners and other accessories.