Men's Shoe Size and Widths Chart

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Guys, there's more to your shoe size than the length of your feet. The width of your feet should also be taken into account for a proper fit.

Shoe width is just as important as shoe length. As you'll see in chart below, shoe widths are defined as "narrow," "wide" and "standard," although there really is no "standard" width. Measurements vary from brand to brand.

Keep shoe width in mind next time you purchase a new pair of shoes, especially if you have wide or narrow feet.

How to Find Your Width

Trace each of your feet on a piece of paper on a flat surface. Make sure you trace both of your feet, as your feet could vary in size, and keep the pen/pencil/marker perpendicular to the paper so you don't trace underneath your feet.

Determine your width by using a ruler to measure the widest points of your feet. If your widths are different, use the largest measurement to determine your shoe width size.

Understanding Shoe Widths

Now that you have your measurements, you can easily determine where you fall on the U.S. men's shoe size and width chart below:

U.S. Men's Shoe Size Narrow (B/N/C) Medium/Standard(D/M/R) Wide (2E/E/W)
6 3.3" 3.5" 3.7"
6.5 3.3" 3.6" 3.8"
7 3.4" 3.6" 3.8"
7.5 3.4" 3.7" 3.9"
8 3.5" 3.8" 3.9"
8.5 3.6" 3.8" 4.0"
9 3.6" 3.9" 4.1"
9.5 3.7" 3.9" 4.1"
10 3.8" 4.0" 4.2"
10.5 3.8" 4.1" 4.3"
11 3.9" 4.1" 4.3"
11.5 3.9" 4.2" 4.4"
12 4.0" 4.3" 4.4"
12.5 4.1" 4.3" 4.5"
13 4.1" 4.4" 4.6"
13.5 4.2" 4.4" 4.8"
14 4.2 4.5" 4.9"
14.5 4.3 4.6" 4.9"
15 4.3 4.6" 5"

You'll notice certain letters determine widths, like "B" for narrow and "E" for wide.

B, N, and C denote ​narrow widths; D, M and R denote medium and standard widths; and 2E, E and W denote wide widths.

There are additional letters and numbers that denote widths that are extra narrow and extra wide. A, S, 2A and 3A denote extra narrow widths and 4E, EE and WWW denote extra wide widths.

These numbers and letters certainly don't make determining your shoe size a simple process. Visiting a shoe store and getting fitted by a salesperson who understands proper measurements will eliminate confusion and make finding the perfect pair of shoes easy, but understanding your width and true shoe size will help you get a comfortable, proper fit if you're ever shopping for shoes on your own.