Men's International Shoe Size Conversion Chart

How to buy men's shoes around the world

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Buying a pair of shoes online or while you're visiting a foreign country isn't as easy as it is stateside. International shoe sizes vary, much like how they differ from brand to brand.

Finding a great pair of shoes is hard enough, but when you're shopping online and haven't the slightest clue about international sizing it can be even trickier.

If you're shopping in stores you might have better luck.

Today it's common for a shoe size tag to include not only the U.S. size but a handful of international sizes as well. If it doesn't, this helpful international men's shoe size conversion chart will definitely come in handy.

Finding the Perfect Fit

If you're in a foreign country shopping at an actual shoe store, the salespeople will likely understand international sizing and will be able to help you find a properly-fitting pair of shoes, but you don't have that same kind of assistance when shopping for shoes online.

When you shop online you run the risk of ordering a pair of shoes that don't fit, so make sure you actually measure your feet and determine your accurate U.S. shoe size. It's easy to do and it only takes a few minutes. You could also get professionally measured in a shoe store.

Before you click "Confirm Order," review the online retailer's return policy so you don't wind up getting stuck with a pair of shoes you can't wear.

Men's International Shoe Sizes:

Now that you know your true U.S. shoe size you can purchase shoes from around the globe in store and online. Here are the size conversions for China, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Japan and the United Kingdom.

U.S./CanadaChinaAustraliaEuropeMexicoJapanU.K.
5384.537.5--4.5
5.539538--5
639.55.538.525245.5
6.540639-24.56
7416.54026256.5
7.5-740.5-25.57
8427.54127-7.5
8.543842-268
943.58.542.52826.58.5
9.544943-279
1044.59.5442927.59.5
10.5451044.5-2810
1146-45302910.5
11.5-1145.5-29.5-
1247-463130-
1348.51247.53231-