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- length of foot (how to measure)

- width (normal, narrow, wide, D, C, EE...)

- shoe size in different brands; if applicable, specific model (please state if US/UK/EU/JP)

-(for brands like Alden, state the last)

When there are enough replies for a reasonable sample size, I will make a brand-to-brand sizing chart as a helpful resource to ease the burden of sizing discrepancies and variances when buying online. I realize a lot of such inquiries and answers are buried within the Small Questions Thread. Hopefully this thread will be advantageous to all.

For example I am:

length: 10.20 inches

width: normal, D, 3.8 inches

US 9 nike free/ running

US 8.5 dunks

US 8 chucks

US 8 zigzag winos

US 8 red wing

US 8.5 vans

US 8.5 reebok

US 8 (UK 7) in clarks

US 9 New Balance Sonic Weld

US 8 mark mcnairy (he uses sanders & sanders shoe co.)

From my experience,

- going sockless means going a half size down

- wearing insoles/orthotics means going a half size up

- when in doubt, size half size down (a shoe repair/cobbler can stretch a shoe up to a half size up)

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Good topic IMO

I am

US 7 Chucks/Jack Purcell

US 8 Vans

US 7 Clarks Desert boots (Feels like I could have gone with 7.5 though)

US 7W Sperry

US 8 Most Nike shoes

What size should I look into for Common Projects and Red Wing boots (More so 875/877)

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Measurements:

length: 10.25 inches

width: normal, D, 3.9 inches

Shoe Sizes:

US 9.5 nike free/ running

US 9 nike dunks

US 8.5 chucks

US 8.5 red wing

US 9 vans

US 8.5 Clarks Wallabees

US 9 Clarks Desert Boots (Could wear an 8.5 too)

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@Vamp

Great Thread. It's funny, based on the measurements of our feet I'd think we'd for sure wear the same sizes. I can usually squeeze into the sizes you list, but my best fit is definitely a half size up. I guess size variations are more slight than I thought.

Edit: Based on the sock thread you just started, that might be another reason I wear a half size bigger. I think I wear thicker socks.

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I'm an 8 in Alden Barrie..

From what I've been told, this usually translates to being a size 8 in most Alden shoes/lasts.

What might I be in Sander's shoes? Their webshop is a bit confusing.

Olly - Shoe Last: 4831

Fitting Type: F+

Hi Top - Shoe Last: JOEL

Fitting Type: F

Jack - Shoe Last: STET

Fitting Type: F

I see that F is like a US "D" width - i.e., normal.

What does F+ mean? Wider? How much wider?

I'm looking at you valhalla, with your recent purchase

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I have a narrower foot, I'd say I'm a true 41/8 though. I'll measure my feet later.

US 7.5 Chucks

US 7.5 Clarks DB

US 8 Jack Purcell

US 8 Vans

US 8.5~ Nike (depending on model)

US 8.5 Adidas

41 Fracap

41 Margiela

41 GAT

40 CP

40 YSL

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bump

taken from the alden thread:

This is updated:

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per the thread, post your shoes and your shoe sizes!

edit: anyone know how the raf simons x docs collab shoes fit?

i remember reading that they were narrower than regular docs?

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My Shoes:

Winos 11

Common Projects 44-45, 45 is a little big without socks

Dunks 11.5

Vans 11.5

Allen Edmonds 11.5

Doc Martens 12

Spring Court 45

New Balance 12

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edit: anyone know how the raf simons x docs collab shoes fit?

i remember reading that they were narrower than regular docs?

mine are in the post. i just went with my regular doc size (uk8). i'll let you know when i get them.

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my feet grew 2 sizes in 2011 so here are my updated sizes (used to be a 10/10.5ish). so much shit i can't wear now. :(

vans: US 12.
common projects achilles: 44 (slightly tight) or 45.
nike janoski: US 12.
clarks wallabees: UK 11.
new balance: US 12 or 13 depending on where they were made.
dbss high tops: 3.
visvim logan: US 12.
dr. martens 1461s: UK 10.

adidas stan smith: US 12 (gazelles are way too small).

Edited by conqueror

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Nike Free flyknit 10.5US
Sperry 10US
Common Projects 42
Margiela GAT 44 (guessing, 43 is too tight)
Alden Indy US9D (not sure which last)

Red wing US9

Allen Edmonds 9.5D

Onitsuka Tiger US10

Camper 42

 

 

Narrow foot though

Edited by azif

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because I think this thread is the best idea, i'm going to bring it back

all sizes US

new balance 7.5 in 420s (but 373s in 7.5 feels a bit confining)

chucks 7.5

red wings 7

desert boots 7 UK

anyone suggest what size reeboks I should go with? I'm thinking 8 since most of the shoes I wear have the UK size in common.

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Randomly discovered that if I make a fist and line up 3 fists side by side, it's the length of my foot - heel to big toe...

All Regular width

Nike 9.5-10

Vans Authentics - 9

Chucks - 9.5

Alden TruBalance -8; I can fit a sz8 Barrie last with thin socks, but I think I might prefer an 8.5

Red Wing 875- 8

Margiela GAT- 42

Common Projects - 41

Visvim FBT - 9.5

Edited by shekki

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Size 9 here in everything i wear

Chucks, Nikes, AMQ Puma, etc however my feet are quite wide, would sizing for margiela classic high tops be okay? Also should i stay TTS for CP vintage bball high or size up since they fit narrow and long

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length: 270 mm
width: 94 mm

41 in CP boots/shoes/low profile training boot
42 in CP Vintage Bball
7 in Lanvin shoes/sneakers
42 in Pierre Hardy sneakers (length ok, a bit to wide)
41 in Pierre Hardy Desert Boots
42 in Pierre Hardy x Kitsune Desert Boots
42 in RAF Vandal
US 9.5 in Abington / Timberland
UK 8 in Grenson
US 9.5 in Nike

42 in Diemme

Edited by frankie_four

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I have a question why do some size charts say show size 11 is size 44 in Europe and others say 45? The tag on my shoes says 11 = EU 45.

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7.5 chucks

8 jack purcell

8.5 vans

8.5 nike 6.0/sb

9 nike free

40 cp achilles (though i can do a 41 with an insole)

41 cp bball

41 mmm

42 superga

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i have flat feet (Collapsed arch)

length: 27.3 cm

Width : E (wide)

Vans: 9us (snugged)

Nike : 9.5 us

Visvim (folk/new models) : 9.5 us (fits Perfectly !)

Visvim (old ones, classic FBTs): 9us

Yuketen : 9 e

Quoddy : 8.5 e (Their size 9 feels like Yuketen's 9.5)

Common Project : 42(too long), 41 (too tight on the width) ---> not a good brand for a person who has flat-arch

Alden : 9D

Sperry : 9.5

Edited by reyreynaldo

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I have a question why do some size charts say show size 11 is size 44 in Europe and others say 45? The tag on my shoes says 11 = EU 45.

There is an Italian (IT) and a French (FR) shoe size. IT fits one size larger, so IT 41 = FR 42

Edited by frankie_four

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hi guys, i just wanna ask.. would a size 41 RO sneakers (Ramones) fit a size 42 feet?..

i heard some saying that the shoes run big, i just wanna confirm before i make any payments. thank you :)

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i wear just about everything in us10, 43 in GATs, etc.

i once owned a pair of cp bball hi's in 43 (this is 3+ year ago) but they were really long, but really narrow. i sold them. 42 however, was fractionally too short and definitely too narrow.

is the fit the same accross the CP line and / or has the sizing changed?

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how does lad musician sizing work ?

arbitrary sizing works like

  • 42 = 25.5〜26
  • 44 = 26.5〜27
  • 46 = 27.5〜28

i'm a true sz 8.5us, so i'm guessing i would be a sz 44?

does sizing vary across season as well?

interested in the creepers from this season

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That's correct

Lad Musician sizing runs completely arbitrary compared conventional European sizing which confused a lot of people, it's meant to match your clothing size.

From what I've heard the continuity in their sizing from season to season is barely cutting it at best

Ryannn is selling a pair of recently released Lad Musician sneakers so you could ask him

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Nike 11

Clarks DB's 10.5

Clarks Wallabee 10.5

Common Projects achilles 44

MMM GATS 44

Lanvin 9 UK

Yuketen 10.5

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Here's mine:

 

Adidas shell toe - 7.5 

Converse Chuck Taylor - 7 

Cinzia Araia - 40 IT / 7 US (true to size indeed)

Rick Owens Geobasket - 39 IT / 6 US 

Kriss van Assche 2013 Paneled Sneakers - 39 IT / 6 US 

 

 

So I ended up getting a pair of 2013 RO Geobasket trainers and as I suspected it's sized a tad big, sort of like the KVAs. My actual foot length is 9.5" (small, yeah) which is literally a size 6.5 US exact, but I usually buy size 7 (Chuck Taylors) or 7.5 (Adidas shell toe) to have 3/8" to 1/2" extra toe space. I thought for sure the Geobaskets would be roomy, and since it wasn't available in half sizes I went an entire size down to 39 IT ~ 6 US. It fits like a glove all around, but still with extra toe space if you can believe it. If I got a 40 IT (straight conversion), I think it might have been too big. It's tighter than I usually get my sneakers but it's comfortable once I have my foot in. Granted that my foot is a little wider than normal, all in all I'd say it's almost a perfect fit.

 

For anyone wanting to get RO Geobaskets and KVAs, if you are ok with a snug fit, go a half or full size down. If you want slightly extra room, get your usual size.

Edited by desire

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US 10.5/EU 43 on brannock device

 

nike frees - 10.5 us

kva - 42

cp - 42

blanc & noir - 42 (tiny bit tight at the toe)

redwing - 9 us 

chucks - 9 us (9.5 would be better)

Edited by Deadkitty

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length of foot 26 cm

width normal

 

maison martin margiela 22 sneakers 42EU(insole 27cm) , 41.5 could easily fit

lanvin sneakers 41EU(insole 27 cm)

common projects sneakers 41EU(same with lanvin)

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Can someone advice me if I should get raf simons derby 42 or 43? 

My feet is 9.5 in length, but I can fit a size 10 or 10.5 width wise. 

Is Raf simons derby tts? Ive heard it is bigger than the tagged size.

Please and thanks!

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Hey you guys!

My foot is 27,5cm long and about 10cm wide

Balenciaga arena 42 (perfect fit)

SLP high top 43+ (i could have fit half size smaller lenghtwise but perfect in widt)

Lanvin hightops (2010) size 8 (i think) fits good

All Jordans (i have had) us10,5 and 11

New balance (for running) us10

Nike bball 10,5

I am thinking of buying the multilaced krisvanassche sneaker with zip-up in the back.(With the normal sole). can someone give me some advise on what size I should take? Thanks

(Ssense say they are true to size)

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2011/07/08/kris-van-assche-springsummer-2012-footwear-collection/ (the first picture in this)

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