Finding shoes that suit your personal style can be challenging, particularly when styles change faster than the seasons. Men’s shoes often suit women just as well, but the same shoe may not be available in the women’s department. Women can still wear men’s shoes – it just takes a bit of math to settle on which size to try on. Convert men’s to women’s shoe sizes and watch as your shoe-shopping options expand.
Note the size of the pair of men’s shoes that you’d like to convert. This is typically found on the inner or outer sole or the inside of the tongue of the shoe.
Add 1.5 to the men’s shoe size. If the men’s shoe is a size 6, the women’s version would be a size 7.5.
Visit a shoe retailer to try on the shoe and confirm the sizing, as some manufacturers run smaller or larger than others.
European shoe sizing is unisex. If you fit a men’s size 41 in European sizing, you will also fit a women’s size 41.
Most shoe retailers will offer conversion charts and offer help in converting the brands they carry.
References and ResourcesNice Shoes: Adult Men's and Women's Shoe Size Conversion Table
Healthy Feet Store: Shoe Lengths for U.S. and European Shoe Sizes with Sizing Chart