Shopping for Shoes in Wide & Narrow Widths - Width Sizing Chart




Women's Width Sizing Chart
US Women's Size Narrow
or AA
Average
or B
Wide
or C/D
Extra-wide
or E
5 2 1316" 3 316" 3 916" 3 1516"
5.5 2 78" 3 14" 358" 4"
6 2 1516" 3 516" 3 1116" 4 116"
6.5 3" 3 38" 3 34" 4 18"
7 3 116" 3 716" 3 1316" 4 316"
7.5 3 18" 3 12" 3 78" 4 14"
8 3 316" 3 916" 3 1516" 4 516"
8.5 3 14" 3 58" 4" 4 38"
9 3 38" 3 1116" 4 116" 4 716"
9.5 3 38" 3 34" 4 18" 4 12"
10 3 716" 3 34" 4 316" 4 916"
10.5 3 12" 3 78" 4 14" 4 58"
11 3 916" 3 1516" 4 516" 4 1116"
12 3 1116" 4 116" 4 716" 4 1316"


Men's Width Sizing Chart
US Men's
Size
Narrow
or C
Average
or D
Wide
or E
6 3 516" 3 12" 3 1116"
6.5 3 516" 3 58" 3 34"
7 3 38" 3 58" 3 34"
7.5 3 38" 3 1116" 3 1516"
8 3 12" 3 34" 3 1516"
8.5 3 58" 3 34" 4"
9 3 58" 3 1516" 4 18"
9.5 3 1116" 3 1516" 4 18"
10 3 34" 4" 4 316"
10.5 3 34" 4 18" 4 516"
11 3 1516" 4 18" 4 516"
11.5 3 1516" 4 316" 4 38"
12 4" 4 516" 4 38"
12.5 4 18" 4 516" 4 12"
13 4 18" 4 516" 4 58"
13.5 4 316" 4 38" 4 34"


 
Your Guide To the Complex World of Width Sizing

Width is an incredibly complex topic for the pedorthic (professional shoe fitting) community. Pedorthists - the professionals who fit shoes for a living - are often very hesitant to make sweeping statements regarding what shoe width a person should or should not wear. This is because most people don't know that there is no standard width system used by shoe manufacturers to determine the measurements of a narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide shoe. Shoe designers use their best judgment when deciding how wide to make a wide shoe and don't consult with one another before labeling the widths of their shoes. Please understand, the only truly accurate way to determine if a shoe is the proper width for your foot is to try it on. That's why HealthyFeetStore.com has a free exchanges policy that allows you to order a shoe, try it on in your home like you would in a shoe store, and send it back to us to be exchanged for a different size or width without having to pay the cost of shipping. Because we understand that the exchange process is significantly less convenient than ordering the right shoe the first time around, we have provided this width sizing chart derived from averages and approximations. Scroll past the width sizing chart for tips on how to buy shoes in the correct width.

Buying Wide and Narrow Shoes Online - Things You Should Know:

  • 90 percent of European shoe sizes don't come in multiple widths.

    Kumfs is the exception to this rule because it offers both a wide and medium width. Most European sized shoes only come in medium width.

  • A more medical brand tends to run wider than a fashion shoe brand.

    A diabetic shoe that comes in a wide width is more likely to provide a roomy fit.

  • The difference in measurement between an E and and EE is 1/8 of an inch.

    Some of the brands available at HealthyFeetStore.com are designed to accommodate feet with severe edema (foot swelling) and foot deformities. These shoes come in widths that are wider than the measurements on our width sizing chart. Apis Medical Shoes come in widths up to 7E. That's EEEEEEE which is 3/4 of an inch wider than an E. Other brands that offer widths greater than extra-extra wide are Drew, Pedors, and P.W. Minor. You may wish to contact customer service for advice on buying a a shoe that is wider than extra-extra wide.

  • You'll know a shoe is the right size and width because the edges and bottoms of your feet align perfectly with the footbed.

    The heel rests squarely in the heel cup and your toes have 1/4 of an inch of space in the toe box so they're not bumping up against the shoe and giving you corns or calluses. If you're wearing a sandal your foot does not hang over the sidewall and if you're wearing a shoe the side of your foot does not feel pinched or overly constricted.

  • If a shoe is the right size and width, but is too tight across the top of the foot, try ordering a shoe with extra depth.

    Another reason to buy an extra depth shoe is if you've bought the widest width you can buy and your foot still feels cramped. Sometimes an extra depth shoe will give your swollen or damaged foot the extra breathing room it needs to feel comfortable.