Women's Bowling Shoe Size Conversion Chart

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Bowling shoes are not immune to the shoe industry's penchant for using different sizing systems in different parts of the world. If you're looking to buy a pair of women's bowling shoes and need to know what size you may need, this chart is for you. A well-fitting shoe can help you avoid injury on the approach and even improve your consistency in delivery, allowing for more consistent striking. The shoes alone won't make you strike, but if they make you more comfortable, you may be able to perform better.

Before Buying

With bowling becoming more popular all over the world every day, and with more people from more places buying bowling shoes online, it's important to know what size shoe you need before ordering. Yes, some retailers will give you free shipping and free returns, but why deal with the hassle when you can get it right the first time? Most shoe companies and retailers will do their best to help you, as they want to earn your business, but it's also a good idea to go into a potential transaction with some knowledge of your own.

This chart compares USA, UK and Euro sizes to the length of a woman's foot, in inches.

Women's Bowling Shoe Sizes

Heel-to-Toe Length
8 11/16 5 2.5 35
8 13/16 5.5 3 35.5
9 6 3.5 36
9 3/16 6.5 4 36.5
9 5/16 7 4.5 37
9 8/16 7.5 5 38
9 11/16 8 5.5 39
9 13/16 8.5 6 39.5
10 9 6.5 40
10 3/16 9.5 7 41
10 5/16 10 7.5 41.5
10 8/16 10.5 8 42
10 11/16 11 8.5 43
10 11/13 11.5 9 43.5
11 12 9.5 44

Final Thought

Actual sizes will vary from one manufacturer to another, so this chart might not be 100% accurate, but it is close. Use it as a general guide as to what size bowling shoe you wear based on your foot length in inches. If you prefer to do your shoe shopping online, you may find this useful. To increase the accuracy, use this chart in conjunction with user reviews on the shoes you're looking to buy. People who have already purchased the shoes will often rate them based on how well they fit if they're true to size and several other aspects. Based on this chart and those reviews, you should be able to get a pair of shoes that fit well and has you ready for the lanes. Now, you just need the right bowling ball.