Measuring Shoe Size How to Measure Your Shoe Size From Home

Measuring Shoe Size

How to Measure Your Shoe Size From Home

Do you think you are wearing the correct shoe size? According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, 88% of women wear the incorrect shoe size. Finding the style you enjoy in the size you need is the key to staying happy and healthy. But why does shoe size matter? If you are wearing the incorrect shoe size you are more susceptible to painful foot problems and fractures. Here are to avoid foot problems in the future!

#1 Make sure to measure your shoe size at night

  • Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgeons claim that you should measure your shoe size at night because your feet swell throughout the day. You want to have some room in your shoes so that you are still comfortable throughout the day when your feet swell.

#2 Do NOT measure just one foot

  • Always measure both feet, chances are, one foot is bigger than the other. If one foot is larger than the other, choose your shoe based on the larger shoe size so that both feet are comfortable.

#3 Measure your shoe size on a piece of paper

  • While wearing the socks you plan to wear with your shoes, firmly plant your foot on a piece of paper and trace around your entire foot.
  • Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure the length of your outline (in inches) from the heel to your longest toe.
  • Measure the width of your foot (in inches) by wrapping the tape around the widest part of your foot.
  • Use this chart from Apex Foot Health to determine your size for BOTH of your feet.

#4 Measure your shoe size with an app

  • Check out these shoe size measuring apps:
  1. Jenzy: Easy Kid Shoe Sizing 
  2. FootGauge
  3. Feet Meter
  4. Ruler AR

For more information check out these websites!