Dumb shoe size question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by yg17, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I ordered a pair of shoes online (Converse All Stars if it matters) and got them today, and they're about an inch too long at size 14. Yes, I have big feet. So does that mean they're 14 inches long, and I'd need a size 13? If not, what measurement does the shoe size represent so I can exchange them and get it right this time? Thanks
  2. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
    It's just an arbitrary number. There are 93840320 different sizing standards depending on the average size of feet in that region etc...

    You can see a chart to convert to and from inches/cm here or here (clearer)
  3. itguy06 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2006
    For Converse All Stars, you have to go down 1 size from your normal size. So, for a size 14 you need to get a size 13. I'm a 13 and a size 12 Chucks (Converse All Star) fits perfectly. I'm surprised the place you ordered from didn't have a note - most places online have this as Chucks are sized weird like that.

    Hopefully you ordered from a place like Zappos that gives you free shipping and return shipping. You can then get the right shoes and be happy. :)

    Hope that helps.
  4. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Fortunately not, as I'm sure a tape measure could have told you. I have UK 14 feet, equivalent to a US 14.5, so count yourself lucky. I wear practically nothing but flip-flops... :)
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Op, if the shoe is an inch too long, go down 2 sizes each size is about 1/2 inch.

    I wear a size 12, but foot is a little over 10.5 inches long.

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