Choosing shoes, given the size of the foot in centimeters
To buy the right shoes, which will optimally fit your feet, it is enough to measure the size of the foot (in centimeters). Even in adult people there are times when it changes slightly, and to save time in the store, it is worth knowing your home size.
How to measure the size of a foot in centimeters in adults
To determine it you will need a blank piece of paper, a pencil or pen and a ruler or tape measure. The measured leg is placed on the sheet and the body weight is transferred to it, so the foot maximizes. Then draw a pencil, pressing it as close as possible to the foot. The most distant points (for example, the projection of the heel and thumb) are connected by a straight line and the length of the segment is measured. The resulting number of centimeters is multiplied by 1.5 - the required size is obtained. If the measured length is 26 cm, then the shoe size is 26 * 1.5 = 39.
What is the difference in the size of a foot in centimeters?
Baby legs have a feature to grow rapidly, and parents can not guess when larger shoes will be needed. To measure the foot, the same principle is used as in adults. The only difference: you need to take into account the small protrusion of the heel and add 0.5-1 cm to the measured result. For footwear produced by Russian manufacturers, a dimensional ruler is typical, calculated in millimeters in steps of 5. For example, if the length of the measured foot, that is, the foot size in centimeters, is 14 cm, then shoes with a marking 140 are required. A slightly larger size is 145 European and American systems determine the size of shoes with different values, so for convenience it is worth using a variety of calculations and tables.
A table of foot sizes in centimeters for children and adults is available practically anywhere where shoes are sold. A competent seller will tell you about the correspondence of English and American sizes to the usual European.
As already mentioned, to the measured length of the child's foot add about 1 cm to determine the size, and for winter boots increase the stock to 1.5 cm to put on a warm socks.
In addition to the standard sizes, the American line has sports for both men and women.
What else to look for when choosing shoes?
Our legs have different characteristics, which include not only the length of the foot, but also its width, and the height of the ascent. Manufacturers usually calculate the average value of these parameters and already on them sew their products. Therefore, not all shoes are suitable for owners of wide feet. Some firms indicate on the shoe boxes the height of the lift and the width, which greatly facilitates the selection of footwear for the feet that do not fit in the averaged standards. At home it is worth measuring the girth of the foot in the place of its maximum rise, this foot size in centimeters will facilitate the work of the seller and will speed up the fitting in the store.
So, now the problem of determining the size of shoes along the length of the foot should not cause difficulties. Measuring at home the feet of adults and children, you will facilitate and accelerate the trip to the store. And the order of goods on the Internet will not cause a lot of doubts about whether you will like your favorite shoes without fitting.