Women's International Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Compare your size before you buy

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If you're buying shoes online or are going on a shoe shopping spree while vacationing in a different country, you'll want to consult this women's shoe size conversion chart below to get an idea of what your size is in another country. The last thing you want is a great pair of shoes that don't fit.

Shoe sizes vary from country to country. Usually there are multiple international sizes listed on a shoe's tag or imprint, which eliminates confusion, but for the cases where they aren't, this shoe size conversion chart converts women's shoe sizes from country to country.

I've used this shoe size conversion chart several times with much success, and I've scored some great deals on shoes. Although I must admit that I wear a pretty average shoe size and am lucky enough to usually be able to buy shoes off the rack without any trouble.

Better to Be Safe Than Sorry:

If you're buying shoes online and you want the perfect fit the first time out (returns are such a hassle), you'll want to have your feet properly measured. You could visit a shoe store and have a salesperson help you, or you could do it yourself.

Measuring your foot size is easy. Make sure you're standing on a flat surface. Trace the outline of your feet on a piece of paper. Keep your writing utensil as perpendicular to the paper as possible so you get the most exact measurements. Once your feet are traced, use a ruler to measure from your heel to the tip of your longest toe. Then use this shoe size chart to convert the length of your feet to a U.S. shoe size.

It's as easy as that! If you're shopping with an online retailer, make sure you check their return policy before placing your order in case the shoes don't fit.

Women's International Shoe Size Conversion Chart:

Now that you have accurate measurements, you can compare your U.S. size to the manufacturer's size chart for the shoes you want to buy.

Here are the size conversions for China, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Japan and the United Kingdom.

U.S./CanadaChinaAustraliaEuropeMexicoJapanU.K.
535.5535-212.5
5.5365.535.5-21.53
637636-223.5
6.537.5737-22.54
7387.537.5-234.5
7.5398384.523.55
839.58.538.55245.5
8.5409395.524.56
94110406256.5
9.5-11416.525.57
104212427267.5