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Convert foot length in cm to shoe sizes and shoe size tables in cm

Updated on by Stefan Banse It is not only for babies that shoe sizes are determined based on the foot length in centimeters. The shoe size converter also works like this: First it calculates the corresponding foot length in cm based on the entered shoe size, in order to then convert this into the sizes of the other shoe size systems using the ISO formula.

Shoe size in cm - examples

Calculation of shoe sizes in cm according to ISO / TS 19407: 2015

The foot length in cm is converted into the shoe size of the respective size system according to ISO formulas, i.e. into the EU, UK, US or Mondopoint system. The following shoe size tables for foot length in cm are also based on this ISO specification. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has defined the conversion of shoe size systems and thus issued this international pre-standard. However, there are often deviations from the theoretically calculated shoe sizes in cm. Shoes are therefore often smaller or larger, e.g. depending on the manufacturer or simply due to different standards.

Basic information on converting shoe sizes into cm

All ISO conversion formulas refer to the foot length in cm. In the case of non-ISO-compliant size specifications, the inside length of the shoe in cm or the length of the last in cm is sometimes used as the reference size for calculating the shoe sizes. For international standardization, however, the foot length in centimeters or millimeters is the method of choice.

Usually the foot length in cm is used in the ISO formulas to calculate the respective shoe size. If you want to determine the foot length based on a shoe size, the corresponding ISO formula must be changed so that the result of the formula is the foot length in cm instead of the shoe size. This conversion of the conversion formulas is explained in detail in the examples below.

Measure foot length in cm

To correctly measure the length of the foot, it is best to place a sheet of paper against a wall and place your foot on it so that the heel is directly against the wall and therefore against the edge of the paper. Now draw along the toes with a pen. It is important to hold the pen straight at a 90 ° angle. Then measure the length from the rear edge of the leaf to the longest toe. Please measure both feet as they can often be of different lengths. It is also better to measure in the afternoon, as the feet only reach their full size during the day.

Shoe size table for converting foot length into cm for adults

Based on the technical specification of the ISO, the following shoe size table results for different foot lengths in cm. The appropriate shoe sizes of the individual shoe size systems are assigned to each foot length in cm.

Adult foot-length-to-shoe size table according to ISO specification ISO / TS 19407: 2015
Foot length, cmMondopointEUUKUS gentlemenUS ladies
21,321534234
21,721534,52,53,54,5
22,022035345
22,322535,53,54,55,5
22,722536456
23,023036,5456
23,4235374,55,56,5
23,723537,5567
24,0240385,56,57,5
24,424538,55,56,57,5
24,724539678
25,025039,56,57,58,5
25,425540789
25,725540,57,58,59,5
26,0260417,58,59,5
26,426541,58910
26,7265428,59,510,5
27,027042,591011
27,4275439,510,511,5
27,727543,59,510,511,5
28,028044101112
28,428544,510,511,512,5
28,728545111213
29,029045,511,512,513,5
29,42954611,512,513,5
29,729546,5121314
30,03004712,513,514,5
30,530547,5131415
30,730548131415
31,031048,513,514,515,5
31,431549141516
31,731549,514,515,516,5
32,0032050151617
Foot length, cmMondopointEUUKUS gentlemenUS ladies

CM size chart for adults to print

Here you will find the "CM shoe size table for adults" as a picture for printing. For on the go and in the shoe store. Always at hand. >>

Shoe size table for converting foot length into cm for children

In contrast to adult sizes, the toe freedom is calculated a little differently in the conversion formulas for children. Instead of a surcharge of two shoe sizes, a surcharge of eight percent of the foot length in cm is used for children. In addition, in the UK and US systems, child sizes are numbered differently than the adult sizes. There, after 13 child sizes, the sizes for adults starting with 0 or 1 follow. Based on the ISO specification, the following shoe size table is therefore recommended for all children's shoe sizes.

Children's foot-length-to-shoe size chart as per ISO specification ISO / TS 19407: 2015
Foot length, cmMondopointEUUKUS
12,012019,53,54
12,31252044,5
12,720,54,55
13,01302155,5
13,321,55,56
13,513522
13,814022,566,5
14,2236,57
14,614523,577,5
14,824
15,015024,57,58
15,41552588,5
15,725,58,59
16,01602699,5
16,426,5
16,6165279,510
16,917027,51010,5
17,32810,511
17,617528,51111,5
17,91802911,512
18,229,5
18,5185301212,5
18,830,512,513
19,2190311313,5
19,519531,513,51
19,832
20,020032,511,5
20,4205331,52
20,733,5
21,02103422,5
21,334,52,53
21,72153533,5
22,022035,53,54
22,436
22,622536,544,5
23,0230374,55
23,237,5
23,6235385
Foot length, cmMondopointEUUKUS

In this ISO size chart for converting foot lengths into cm according to shoe sizes, some fields are not filled out. This is because, based on the official ISO formula, no exact value was determined in the respective other size unit at the relevant point. The shoe size converter for the foot length in cm also determines the corresponding rounded sizes for the fields that are still open. In the computer result for the info buttons, both the calculation and the rounding are explained in detail.

CM size chart for children to print

Here you will find the "CM shoe size table for children" as a picture for printing. For on the go and in the shoe store. Always at hand. >>

Example 1: Calculating the foot length in cm based on the EU size

Ms. Wagner is a German shoe size 40 and would like to use this size to calculate your foot length in cm. For this purpose, the ISO formula for calculating the EU shoe size will be changed accordingly.

ISO formula for calculating the EU size

EU shoe size = (foot length in cm + 2 × 0.667) / 0.667

Explanations

  • One size corresponds to two thirds of an inch, i.e. 0.667 cm
  • The sizes start at 0
  • Two sizes of toe room, i.e. 2 × 0.667 cm, are opened.

Changed formula for calculating the foot length

Foot length in cm = EU shoe size × 0.667 - 2 × 0.667

Calculation of the foot length of Ms. Wagner

40,0 × 0,667 − 2 × 0,667 = 25.35 cm

With the help of this foot length in cm, the shoe sizes for the other size systems can then be calculated using the respective ISO formula.

Example 2: Calculating the UK size based on the foot length in cm

Ms. Wagner's EU shoe size 40 corresponds to a foot length of 25.35 cm, as we saw in Example 1. Now we will calculate your corresponding UK shoe size based on your foot length. To determine Ms. Wagner's lower jaw size, the appropriate ISO conversion formula is first used based on her foot length. The calculation result is then rounded to the nearest whole or half size.

UK size formula

UK shoe size = (foot length in cm + 2 × 0.847) / 0.847 - 25

Explanations

  • Each UK size is one third of an inch or 0.847 cm
  • The first 12 sizes are not awarded
  • The following 13 sizes are reserved for children's sizes
  • The sizes for adults begin with size 1 following the children's sizes
  • 25 sizes are therefore deducted from the formula
  • Two sizes, i.e. 2 × 0.847 cm, are opened for toe space

Read more extensive information on UK shoe sizes here.

Calculating the UK size

(25.35 cm + 2 x 0.847) / 0.847 - 25 = 6.924 UK

Round the result

Rounded off to the nearest whole or half size, this gives Ms. Wagner Shoe size 7.0 UK

References

In particular, we used the information from the following sources for the topic "shoe sizes":

  • ISO specification ISO / TS 19407: 2015 (E) "Footwear-Sizing-Conversion of sizing systems" of the International Organization for Standardization
  • Shoe size (Wikipedia)

Last update on April 9th, 2021

The pages of the theme world "shoe sizes" were last editorially checked on April 9th, 2021 by Stefan Banse. They are all up to date.

Previous changes on 09/10/2019

  • 09/10/2019: A new advice page has been added to the Vans shoe size tables
  • 02/14/2019: Expand to include more advice pages on adidas size charts, Nike size charts and ski boot sizes
  • 02/12/2019: Integration of all shoe size tables in print format
  • 04/02/2019: Publication of the shoe size tables
  • 04.02.2019: Creation of the texts for the topic world of shoe sizes.
  • Editorial revision of all texts in this subject area