EUROPEAN (PARIS) SIZING
The European sizing is the standard shoe sizing system in Europe, with the exception of England. This unit of measurement is based upon the individual stitch length used in double stitching; each stitch is two-thirds of a cm long (6.67 mm). The difference between consecutive sizes is always 6.67 mm.
EU shoe sizes are calculated as follows: (Length of the inside of the foot (in cm) + 1.5 cm) x 1.5
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET?
Knowing that your size may vary from one brand to another because each brand has its own Last Pattern, we give some instructions to help you to choose properly your size.
How to Measure your Foot to select the correct shoe size
You will need:
- A piece of paper
- A Wall
- A pencil or pen
- A tape measure
STEP ONE - Measure the length of your foot
In order to measure the length of your foot, place the sheet of paper against the wall. If you will be wearing the footwear with socks or pantyhose have these on your feet as well. Place your bare foot on the paper with the heel against the wall. Mark your longest toe on the paper and then measure the length from the wall to this mark.
Remember to do this with both feet as most people have one foot longer than the other and this is the foot that footwear size should be selected on.
STEP TWO - Measure your foot girth
The easiest way to get the width measurement of you foot is get the tape measure and stand on it with it sitting under the widest part of the ball of your foot. Bring one end past the big toe and the other one past the ball joint and bring the ends together. Do this with both feet.
STEP THREE - Select your shoe size
Please note that many people have one foot that is longer or wider than the other. It is important to buy your shoes in the size the accommodates the length and width of the larger foot. You can always get a heel grip or a half insole to fit the other foot.
Take your foot length (remembering if one foot is longer to use this one). and review the sizing charts for the brand and style of shoe you intend to purchase and select your size.
Please note that if you are having difficulty deciding on your shoe size please email me your foot measurements and what style of shoe you are interested in purchasing and I will help you select the correct size for you.