Do you know what shoe size you’re supposed to wear? you’ve been buying shoes for years. Right?!
According to The Wall Street Journal, a study reveals that as many as half of all women in the UK are wearing the wrong size shoes.
According to the study, conducted by the College of Podiatry and released last month, of 2000 adults surveyed, one-third of men and nearly half of women admitted to purchasing shoes that didn’t exactly fit.
Improperly fitting shoes can have a number of negative health effects…. hammertoes deformities, bunion growth, and consistent foot pain are a given, but poorly fitting shoes can also contribute to things like headaches and back pain.
Therefore, never wear a pair of shoes you haven’t confirmed properly fit. In theory, this means online shopping for shoes can be tricky when you aren’t sure of the brand, and if they don’t fit when you receive them, you should return them.
Doing a really solid measurement of your feet to determine the size you should be wearing is a must.
How to determine your proper shoe size :
1. Take out a piece of notebook paper.
If you don’t have legit notebook paper, a normal piece of paper will do.
2. Place your foot onto the piece of paper.
We recommend sitting in a chair or crouching, not standing. And make sure you are on a truly flat surface, like a part of your house with hardwood floors.
3. Trace your foot.
We recommend using a pen or pencil for this part, so you don’t leave any serious markings on your foot and/or sock. When you’re done, it should look like your foot tracing is inside a rectangle.
4. Outline your tracing with straight lines.
Using a ruler, draw a perfectly straight line on each edge of your foot: the toes, each side and the heel.
5. Measure the length and width of your foot.
Using your ruler, measure the inches between the two parallel lines on either side of your foot: top to bottom and side to side. Note these two numbers.
6. Subtract 3/16ths of an inch from each number.
This just accommodates for the tiny bit of extra space between your foot and the straight lines.
7. Using the chart below, find your true shoe size based on the length of your foot.
Size 4: 8 3/16″ or 20.8 cm in length
Size 4.5: 8 5/16″ or 21.3 cm
Size 5: 8 11/16″ or 21.6 cm
Size 5.5: 8 13/16″ or 22.2 cm
Size 6: 9″ or 22.5 cm
Size 6.5: 9 3/16″ or 23 cm
Size 7: 9 5/16″ or 23.5 cm
Size 7.5: 9 1/2″ or 23.8 cm
Size 8: 9 11/16″ or 24.1 cm
Size 8.5: 9 13/16″ or 24.6 cm
Size 9: 10″ or 25.1 cm
Size 9.5: 10 3/16″ or 25.4 cm
Size 10: 10 5/16″ or 25.9 cm
Size 10.5: 10 1/2″ or 26.2 cm
Size 11: 10 11/16″ or 26.7 cm
Size 11.5: 10 13/16″ or 27.1 cm
Size 12: 11″ or 27.6 cm
8. Find the right width.
Have a lovely Day and thank you so much for reading!!!
DailyMail, WhoWhatWear, HuffingtonPost