Kids sizing follows a similarly simplistic approach. In truth the conversions are misleading for customers and explain part of the reason (there are several others!) that your shoe size will vary drastically between brands. Conversion from EU sizing, which most shoes are made in, into UK sizing leads to lots of headaches & fitting challenges for us and our customers!
Every day in every one of our stores we have ladies asking for a size 8 shoe. Very few actually need a size 8 as they have been buying size 41’s for years without knowing it is actually a size 41. The good news is our staff can guide on what is the right fit and explain why the conversion challenges exist. The reason the shoes on our website are often sold in EU sizes is that we want our customers to know what their ACTUAL shoe size is – not be misled by simplistic translations. The other side of the coin is you could argue we are being pedantic!
Finding the Best Fit
In conclusion, we recommend that the charts above are used as a guide as to how best to convert but at the end of the day the key is finding a shoe that fits you properly. What the exact size is should not be a concern as measurement is only ever a starting point in finding a shoe that fits.
If you ever need guidance on translation of EU shoe sizes to UK sizes, please do contact us by phone or email or better still come into our shops to meet our fitting specialists who can ensure that you find the right size AND fitting.
Happy Shoe Shopping!