Dumb shoe size question

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

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    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

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    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 6502

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    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

    skunk

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    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

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    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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