Shoe sizing is crucial, especially for children's still-developing feet. Toes and other foot parts can rub against each other and cause blisters if your shoes are too big. Just as wearing shoes that are too small can result in blisters, toenail damage, problems with healthy growth, and other issues, the converse is also true. This being the case, it's best to aim for a comfortable compromise when shopping for shoes.
Sometimes, you need to measure in order to get an accurate shoe size, even if you have a good idea of what that number is in your head. You can always take advantage of our free in-store measuring service, but measuring from the convenience of your own home is just as simple. Do you want to learn how to determine your shoe size with relative ease? Read on!
A number of measurements can be taken from the feet, such as the width and the arch size. Fortunately, however, there are only a few fundamentals of measurement you need to know in order to determine your shoe size.
Knowing the length of your feet is the first step in determining your shoe size and finding the best pair of shoes for your feet. Use the following guidelines as a guide when taking your own foot measurements or those of your child:
You should put your kid's foot on a flat surface with their heel resting against a straight edge (like a wall or a table leg).
Take a measurement from the inside of your child's heel to the end of their longest toe (typically their big toe, but not always) using a ruler. )
It's important to get an accurate measurement of both feet because they might be different sizes.
Write down your stats and use our sizing guide to figure out what size you are.
A person's own foot length can be measured with the same ease as that of another person's. Repeat the procedure with your own foot, making sure to jot down the dimensions so you don't lose track. Ask for assistance if you have trouble determining the length of your own foot.
Knowing the width of your foot isn't always useful, but it's a fun exercise for the curious.
To get started, measure your foot around its widest point (without socks on, as these will distort the results). First, stand normally with the foot you'll be measuring on the ground. A millimeter measurement can then be taken from the measuring tape.
Having determined your foot length, you can now shop for shoes that fit properly. Locate your foot length on the table (in the right-hand column) and slide your finger along to the left to find your US shoe size using the helpful charts provided by Clarks. We've made things simple by providing separate charts for men, women, and children, so you can find the right shoe size with ease.
Now that you know the exact dimensions of your feet, the fun part can begin: shoe shopping! Having shoes that are just the right size for you means that they fit comfortably and don't slip or rub.
Trying on shoes in a store is the quickest way to get a feel for how they fit and how they perform. You can test how well your new shoes support your feet by taking them for a walk up and down some stairs. Carefully inspect the fit of the shoes; they should be supportive without being too snug.
Assuming you get your feet measured correctly, you shouldn't have too many problems with your new shoes in terms of discomfort. To ensure maximum comfort and support, we use cutting-edge technologies in the construction of our footwear. However, there are times when a new pair of shoes needs to be broken in, and here's how:
Wear the shoes around the house to break them in - For extended wear or a special occasion, break in your shoes gradually. Try them on in the house first to make sure you won't get blisters when you wear them outside.
Tie your shoes laces as snugly as possible. While it may be tempting to break in your shoes with a bit of slack in the laces, tying them tightly will actually hasten the process.
Put on some bulky socks - The best way to prevent blisters is to wear thick, cushioned socks under your shoes. You get extra credit if you go grocery shopping while wearing your new fluffy socks and sandals.
After about three to four weeks of wear, a brand new pair of shoes should feel completely broken in. The type of shoe and the material it's made from can affect this. In the event that your shoes still don't feel right after four weeks, it's probably because you bought a size too small.
Your search for the perfect pair of shoes can begin now that you know your true shoe size. All of our footwear, from sandals and sneakers to loafers and wedges, is made with care and precision from premium materials to accommodate a wide range of tastes and settings. Take a look at our selection of footwear for men, women, and children, and read our blog for helpful fashion advice and suggestions.