How to measure your feet and size your footwear online.

We are a specialist boot fitting shop so we would always recommend coming to visit us in store if possible.

However we realise that it is not always possible to come to us so we have created an article here to help you measure your feet accurately to identify your size, or to pass the measurements to us so we can help you choose an appropriate size, make and model.

Below are some guide lines and some photos, beware, this article contains some graphic foot images!

You will need a hard, smooth and flat surface, some sheets of paper (A4 will do for all but the largest sizes) a pen (ideally a thin on which is working well) both of your feet and an accurate ruler or measuring device. A smart phone or digital camera will also help make it easier for you to email us any photos of feet or foot outlines with measurements too but is not essential.

Bare feet will help make this as accurate as possible, also having someone draw the critical length lines in front of the longest toe and behind the heel can help with accuracy.

Stand bare foot on the paper on a hard flat surface, your feet should be weighted so you need to be standing up. make the length marks first, these are the most important so pay the most attention to step one.

 

1. Draw a line on the paper in front of your longest toe and behind your heel. These must be straight down from the end of the longest part of your toe and heel, perpendicular to the paper. If you look down from directly above your toes you should just be able to see the line. If you draw under the toes or have a thick pen which draws a line too far out then this will give an inaccurate measurement.

 

Then draw around your whole foot to give a general idea of your foot shape.

Repeat this process for your other foot on a different piece of paper.

 

Make a line in front of the longest toe and at the back of the heel and do the same for the width as per the diagram. These lines are unlikely to be perpendicular to each other.

Measure the length and the width and write down the measurements, do the same for both feet.

You can then email or call with this information, the longest foot is usually the most important but if we have both then it helps. Sending photos of the outlines with the measurements on is also useful and photos of your bare feet stood on a flat surface can also help us gauge volume, instep height toe profile etc.

We then use the measurements and photos along with various foot measurement devices, the footbeds that come with the boots and our knowledge of how the different fits, brands and models compare for size to help you choose the most likely options for the best fit.

  

You can make your own size conversions from the measurements using the tables below, just be aware that some brands and models can be small or big for size so if you are unsure get in touch for advice.

UK

3

3.5

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

13.5

14

mm

217

222

226

230

234

239

243

247

252

256

260

264

269

273

277

281

285

290

294

298

302

306

310

EU

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

mm

223

230

236

243

250

256

263

269

276

283

289

296

302

309

Ski boot Mondo Point sizes are based around a cm measurement of the foot so Mondo 26.5 is 26.5cm etc. There are no half sizes made in ski boots though and different brands break the sizes at different measurements so it's worth getting in touch about this.

Of course there is nothing like getting your feet into a pair of boots or shoes to know whether they are going to work so if you find that they are not quite right when you get them then you can send them back to exchange for a different size or model or just to get a refund.

If you would like any more help and advice please get in touch.

e: info@backcountryuk.com tel: 01943816011

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