Find your fit

The Shoe Guide

Buying shoes in the right size is important for ensuring a comfortable fit. If you want to know which size, width or type of shoe is right for you or for a kid, this is the place.

The Shoe Guide

Find Your Fit

Adult Shoe Sizing

your foot

When buying new shoes, you need to take both your foot length and width into account. Always measure your foot flat on the floor, never in a shoe.

Sizing may vary by brand. Review sizing chart on the product page.

  • Foot length

    Stand flat-footed with your heel against a wall. Use a ruler or tape measure on the floor to measure from the back of your heel to the tip of your longest toe.

  • Foot width

    Measure the flat width across the ball of your foot (the widest point) by stepping on the ruler or tape measure.

Choosing the
right width

Choosing the right shoe width is important to your foot health and comfort. Different shoe widths provide varying space and fit options. For example, wide-width shoes have a wider sole and a deeper toe cap than a standard fit.

Width Women Men Kids
Narrow N, 2A N, 2B
Standard M, B M, D M
Wide W, D W, 2E W
Extra-wide XW, 2E XW, 4E XW
Extra-extra-wide XXW, 4E XXW, 6E
Wide calf WC
Extra-wide calf XWC
Wide width, wide calf W WC
Wide width, extra-wide calf W XWC
Width Sizes
Women N, 2A
Men N, 2B
Women M, B
Men M, D
Kids M
Women W, D
Men W, 2E
Kids W
Women XW, 2E
Men XW, 4E
Kids XW
Women XXW, 4E
Men XXW, 6E
Wide calf
Women WC
Extra-wide calf
Women XWC
Wide width, wide calf
Women W WC
Wide width, extra-wide calf
Women W XWC

Shoe anatomy &

Knowing the parts of a shoe and how to measure them can make a huge difference when shopping for the right fit. Check out the shoe details and measurements before you buy and use this guide to help you.

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    1. Shaft height

    Measured from the top of the heel to the highest point of the backside of the boot

    2. Boot circumference

    Measured at the widest part of the shaft

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    1. Heel height

    Measured from the bottom of the heel to the point where it connects to the shoe

    2. Platform height

    Measured from the footbed to the outsole

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    1. Outsole

    The piece of hard material on the bottom of the shoe


    2. Midsole

    The cushioned material that is between your foot and outsole of the shoe


    3. Sole

    The part of the shoe that sits below the foot


    4. Lining

    The material inside the shoe that comes in contact with the entire foot


    5. Upper

    The part of the shoe above the sole


    6. Footbed

    The part of the shoe that sits directly beneath your foot


    7. Toe Cap

    The part of the shoe that surrounds the toes

How your shoes
should fit

Once you have an idea of your size, it's important to know how a shoe should fit. Your best fit can vary depending on the type or style of shoe you're buying, and this may impact the final size you choose.

  • Walking shoes

    need extra room in the toes. Aim for a thumb's width between your longest toe and the front of your shoe. Shoes that are too snug will restrict the muscles in your foot.

  • Running shoes

    should have a snug fit throughout the foot, with some room in the toes. There should be about a half to a full thumb's width of space at the front of your shoe.

  • Rain boots

    sit higher on the leg, so the opening of the calf must be large enough for your legs to slip in comfortably. If your heel slams down when you walk, your boots may be too large.

  • Winter boots

    should fit thicker socks without rubbing against your heel or pinching your toes. It may be helpful to try a slightly wider fit or larger size.

  • Flip-flops

    need to support your entire foot, with room between the edges of your foot and the edge of the sole of the sandal. If your toes or foot hang over the sole, try a larger size or width.

  • Heeled sandals

    should fit comfortably with room at the front and back of the foot, but not slip off when you walk. Try different strap styles for more fit and comfort options.

Kids’ Shoe Sizing

kids’ feet

Baby and toddler feet can grow half a size (or more!) every few months. Measure their feet every 2 months to avoid buying shoes that may be the wrong size.

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Signs a kid’s
shoes are the
wrong size

Kids can behave differently when they are wearing shoes that are too small or too big. Here are some tell-tale signs that a child may be wearing the wrong size shoe.

Signs shoes are too small

  • Their shoes cause blisters or press deeply into the skin.
  • Their toes are cramped against the front of the shoe. There should be enough space to press the tip of your thumb down without hitting a toe.
  • They appear less active or don't want to play outside as often. They simply may not want to put on uncomfortable shoes they've outgrown.
  • They say that their feet hurt. If a child complains of knee, hip, back or joint pain, this may be a sign of poor-fitting shoes.


  • Their heel lifts out of the shoe when they walk.
  • They trip or twist their ankles often.
  • Their walk is affected.
  • They drag their feet.
  • They get blisters.

Ages & stages

Most kids’ shoe sizes align with age or size. Growth rates vary from child to child, so measure and check their feet often.


0-2 years
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  • 02

  • 03

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2-5 years
    • 5T

    • 6T

    • 7T

    • 8T

    • 9T

    • 10T

Little Kids

5-8 years
    • 11

    • 12

    • 13

    • 1

    • 2

    • 3

Big Kids

8-12 years
  • 4

  • 5

  • 6

  • 7

─ Kids’ Shoe Size Chart ─