Are you guilty of wearing shoes that are too big or too small for your feet and yet you still wear them? Raise your hand! in this article i am going to show you how to measure your shoe size. Shoes are one of the most essential parts of our accessory, not because we cannot walk bare feet outside our homes but because it gives our outfits elegance, grace and makes us presentable in front of others.
Apart from that wearing the perfect shoe size is a myth to a lot of people because research has stated that out of every 4 people, 3 are wearing shoes that are either half inch small or big for them because none of them is aware of their actual shoe size.
Several other studies have indicated that wearing the wrong shoe size is actually quite common that you would think.
Measure your Shoe Size
Knowing your perfect show size is extremely essential because it helps you save time in stores where to keep trying pairs and pairs of shoes in order to find the ‘perfect fit’! The perfect shoe, the one Cinderella wore which helped her find her prince (Definitely know the importance of the ‘’Perfect’’ fit now!) will also relieve you from a foot or leg pains and even lower back pains which tend to occur if you wear the wrong size shoes.
Shoe size changes as we age, it is a natural part of growth. Women’s size changes as per change in her hormones which causes the feet size to alter, especially during pregnancy where the feet size increases drastically.
Moreover, all those youngsters who engage themselves in sports, their shoes may feel tighter by the end of the day due to feet swelling after exercising. This also causes confusion in foot sizes!
A large number of people tend to shop online and purchase shoes based on the size that has been stated by the website while your focus should be more on the fitting of the shoe on your feet.
If you are unaware of your perfect shoe size, not to worry because after you are done with this article you will know your ‘’Perfect’’ shoe size.
Step 1: Preparation
First things first, you will need tape and a paper which covers your foot perfectly. As you would have to draw an outline of your foot on the paper, you would need a marker and a ruler as well.
Tape the paper on the floor so it does not move to ruin your work in progress and also when you place your foot the sheet does not slip away messing up your measurements. Always tape the sheet of paper!
Step 2: The ‘’Perfect’’ posture
Put your foot on the paper and stand firmly. You need to make sure that your leg bends just a little and your shin, which is the area below your knee should be in front of your ankle.
You can also sit on a chair or crotch down so that you have the posture needed to analyze the perfect shoe size.
Step 3: Turn on the ‘’artist’’ mode
This is where your inner artist should make a comeback. This is where you pick up the marker and make an outline of your foot perfectly.
Make sure you are not wearing shoes while you outline your feet as it may cause hindrance in the finding the perfect shoe size. You don’t want that, do you?
Step 4 Grab a scale
Now, after you are done outlining your foot onto the paper, you need to grab a scale and make a box around your foot slightly touching the outline, the lines should be straight and this will enable us to measure the length and width of your foot.
This will further allow us to calculate the shoe size for you. Therefore it is extremely essential that you get this step right.
Step 5 Measure the length
After you have drawn straight lines around the outline of your foot, it’s time to become a put your measuring skills into action! Use the ruler or you can even use a measuring tape to measure the length of your foot, you need to jot this measurement down of your foot.
Make sure this number is accurate as this will largely determine your perfect shoe size. Therefore, be careful in this step!
Step 6: Measure the width
After you have measured the length of your foot and jotted it down, it’s time to measure the width of your foot.
Put the scale back on the outline and measure carefully. Write this number down as this will help you analyze which version of the shoe to buy as shoes come in all kinds of different widths. This size will solve a lot of your confusion.
Step 7: The ‘’Mathematician’’ mode
It’s time to switch on the mathematician mode. You have gotten the length of your foot as well as the width of your foot. Now! You need to subtract 3/16th of an inch from the length and from the width.
This will eliminate the space you had between the pencil outline and your foot. The result of this subtraction would be your final measurement of your perfect show size.
Step 8: Find you ‘’Perfect fit’’
Finally, use these results of your respective length and width to find your perfect shoe size through a sizing chart which is easily available over the internet. Men and women use different sizing charts as their foot shape, sizes differ considerably.
Therefore, check your size according to your respective gender. Also, foot sizes differ according to various countries. Sizing charts are available through which you can check your size of which your country follows.
Following these given steps above, you will be able to measure your shoe size right at home. You do not need fancy equipment to measure but only a paper, ruler, marker and a blank sheet of paper and you have your perfect fitting shoe size found within minutes. However, what you need to be careful about is how you measure which needs to be accurate; this will allow you to never feel guilty of wearing a misfit shoe ever again.