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Your feet change during your lifetime so to make sure you get the best possible fit, we suggest you follow the simple directions below.

Get someone to help you. Stand upright, with the correct spinal balance, and both feet comfortably next to each other. Place one foot at a time on a piece of paper and get someone to draw the outline around the foot using a standard pencil.  Take special care to hold the pencil at a 90 degree angle to the paper, and maintain consistency throughout the outline.  Ensure pencil maintain contact with the foot at some point along the pencil shaft.  For safety shoes wear socks.

Reduce the total length of the foot outline by the thickness of the pencil that was used to draw the outline.  Half of the pencil thickness must be reduced at the back of the outline (heel), and at the front of the outline (toes). To make things less complicated, the sketch has been reduced at the back only, but by the amount of twice the half of the pencil thickness.

At the toe end, draw a horizontal line at the further most point of the longest toe. This can be either the first (big toe), or the second, or even the third toe. The longest toe will determine the actual length of the foot (Sketch point 2)

Increase the overall length of the foot by one size, 8.46mm (Sketch point 3). This toe extension is necessary to allow to and fro movement of the foot inside the shoe whilst walking.  

With a tape measure, measure the length from point 1 to point 3.

This is the correct shoe size length.


Plot the length of your shoe on the metric scale on the chart and see the equivalent size shoe ( English / Continental / American ).

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