*Photo by Karolina Baszak
Finding the right size shoe for your foot is often a tricky guessing game, with conversion charts and different fits across different brands. So how do you find the best size for you in Charlie Stone shoes?
1) Understand your size range by comparing the brands you wear
You may know you are a 'true 37' - but true to what brand and style?
- Most fast fashion brands run a bit small, with low end (e.g. H&M, Zara, Forever 21) running quite small. Higher luxury brands fit truer to size
- Sneakers tend to run true to slightly large
- Loafers/oxfords fit slightly larger than ballerinas/stylised flats
Consider all of the shoes you wear and understand the range you fall into - then knowing that Charlie Stone shoes run slightly large, you can see what your 'Charlie Stone size' is on that scale.
For example: you are a 38 in H&M flats (which run small), 37.5 in vintage heels and 37 in Keds. With these in mind, you fall into the 37-37.5 range. Knowing our shoes run a little large, you would be a 37 in our shoes.
2) Wide set feet or need some stretch room? Know which style will be easier on your feet.
All of our styles fit more or less the same, but some designs are easier to stretch width ways or have a rounder/wider toecap which makes it kinder on feet with bunions or wide set bones. Look for our styles without trimming and with only 1 colour (i.e. no brogue or layered leather).
The best styles for wide feet:
- Roma (best, vegan*)
- Sardinia (best, leather)
*Please note our vegan leatherette does not stretch
The best styles for narrow feet:
3) Measure your foot length, but remember to consider your width requirements
As a way to double check your size, measure the length of your feet and compare it to our Size Chart, but don't forget to consider your width requirements i.e. if you normally have to size up for width.
- Place your foot place on a piece of paper with your heel against a wall
- With a pen/pencil, draw a line at the top of your toe to mark the longest point of your foot
- Measure the length between the bottom of the page (which was against the wall) and the line in cm
Keeping in mind our shoes run a little large, size down if you fall between sizes unless you usually size up for width/other foot conditions.