How to Measure Wide Feet

Wide feet are a genetic alteration inherited by many people. Although there are other possible reasons as well, genetic inheritance is the most common factor affecting a great number of the population.

Having wide feet is completely fine, and there’s nothing to worry about it. But the only thing that could hurt your feet is mismatched shoe size. It’s highly recommended to get yourself a pair of shoes, which fit perfectly. For that, you need to measure your feet precisely.

Here I am going to elaborate the whole process of measuring your wide feet with a step-by-step guide.

But you should know the right size of your feet. Knowing your shoe width is the crucial factor while purchasing new shoes for your wide feet. To determine your shoe size or width of your foot, you will need a pen, paper.

Once you are done with measurement, then a size chart will help you in finding the perfect size for your wide feet.

Here we have described a step by step method to measure the size or width of your wide feet. Hence scroll down and follow the steps sequentially to get the perfect pair of shoes for your wide feet.

4 Steps to Measuring Your Foot Correctly

For measuring your exact feet size, follow these steps sequentially.

  1. Trace your foot
    1. Take a piece of paper and a pen. Place the paper on ground and sit on a chair. Put your feet on the paper, and, with the help of the pen, sketch the outline of your feet.
    2. Plus, if you intend to wear socks with your shoes, then I’ll suggest you draw outlines of your foot with socks on.
    3. You can also ask for anyone’s help to draw the outline as it requires high accuracy. And if you’re doing it by yourself, then make sure not to commit any mistake.
  2. Repeat with other foot
    1. Once you have traced your one foot, it’s time to trace the other one. Most people ignore this and go for the same size for both feet, which is totally wrong. Both feet have a slight difference and they should be measured separately.
    2. For this, repeat the entire process. But make sure to write down the right and left measurements parted.
  3. Measure the width
    1. Now that you’re done with tracing your feet and getting the exact outline. It’s time to measure the width of your feet with the help of that outline. Take a measuring tape to estimate the widths of both feet. However, sometimes the measured widths are less or more, and to eliminate this fault, you need to take a mathematical subtraction.
  4. Subtract to get a perfect width
    1. The width that you have measured with the help of a pencil could be less accurate, so to make it perfect, you need to subtract 5 millimetres or ⅕ of an inch from each measurement. After that, the provided measurements are of the exact size as your wide feet.

Determining Your Shoe Size

Once you have got the measurements, it’s time to get yourself a perfect sized pair of shoes.

For that, you can check online shoe charts or give a visit to your shoe local market. The shoe size varies from region to region.

For instance, a foot around 8.5 inches would fall under size 5 in women’s shoe range based on US measurements. For other countries, the 8.5 inches length would fall under 35 or 36 shoe size.

So check shoe size according to your country and find yourself the best match.

After finding out your shoe size, get back to the width measurement and cross-check which width would be the best according to the chart and your size.

Things to consider while Measuring

To find the perfect accuracy, there are certain things which you should keep in mind.

  1. Measure your foot at the end of the day
    • The size of your foot may fluctuate throughout the day. Hence it is good to measure your feet at nighttime because the feet might get swollen because of the constant walking throughout the day. So it would be a better choice to measure your foot at night.
  2. Measure while wearing the socks
    • Another considerable thing is to measure your foot with socks on. Most people prefer shoes with socks, if you’re one of them then don’t skip this step. It will provide you an accurate measurement of your feet so that you do not feel exhausted even if you wear thick socks.
  3. Try shoes on before purchase
    • The size chart and shoe measurement will surely help you in finding the best fitting of the shoes. But it is highly recommended to try the shoes once before buying them to get a comfortable pair of shoes. In case you are purchasing it online, then the following size chart and your measurements are recommended.
  4. Buy shoes that fit your largest feet
    • One foot is slightly bigger than the other one, so it is good to buy shoes with the measurement of the bigger one to get the perfect fitting.
    • The size chart and shoe measurement will surely help you in finding the best fitting of the shoes. But it is highly recommended to try the shoes once before buying them to get a comfortable pair of shoes. In case you are purchasing it online, then the following size chart and your measurements are recommended.
  5. Buy shoes that fit your largest feet
    • One foot is slightly bigger than the other one, so it is good to buy shoes with the measurement of the bigger one to get the perfect fitting.
    • Most people do not know whether their feet are narrow or wide. Most of them get themselves a mismatched pair of shoes and end up hurting their feet. So always make sure to know your feet type before getting your favorite pair of shoes. I hope this guide will be helpful for you in your hunt for perfect shoes.

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