How to do an Accurate Foot Tracing

Sizing shoes and pumps can be difficult especially if you are moving between styles.

If you are unsure what size to purchase then doing a tracing of your foot and measuring it can be a useful indicator of what size to go for.

Here are our top tips for creating an accurate foot tracing.

  • Ideally ask someone else to do the tracing while you stand up as this will allow the foot to spread to its natural shape.
  • Put a book underneath the paper or something hard on the floor if you are doing this on carpet, as it will make it easier to draw around your foot.
  • Draw around your foot with socks on (ideally with your dancing socks on) as there is no need to draw between the toes and removes the temptation to ‘spread’ the toes to draw between the toes

  • Do not use a pen with a very thick body as this will distort the length and width measurements.
  • Keep the pen vertical at all times when drawing around the foot. The aim is not to draw around the part of the foot, which touches the paper, but to convey the accurate size of your foot.
  • Draw a line on the sheet going from the heel to the top of the big toe and measure it.
  • Do this for both feet. If different (most peoples are!) use the smaller foot measurement when purchasing pumps as these need to fit snugly and the larger foot measurement when purchasing jig shoes.
  • Compare your foot measurement length to our sizing chart below:

 

UK Size US Size European Size Length in cm (see foot measuring link below)
Shoe Size Conversion Chart
9 11 27 163mm - 167mm
9.5 11.5 27.5 168mm - 171mm
10 12 28 172mm - 175mm
10.5 12.5 28.5 176mm - 180mm
11 13 29 181mm - 184mm
11.5 13.5 29.5 185mm - 189mm
12 1 30 190mm - 194mm
12.5 1.5 31 195mm - 198mm
13 2 31.5 199mm - 201mm
13.5 2.5 32 202mm - 205mm
1 3 33 206mm - 209mm
1.5 3.5 33.5 210mm - 214mm
2 4 34 215mm - 218mm
2.5 4.5 35 219mm - 222mm
3 5 36 223mm - 226mm
3.5 5.5 36.5 227mm - 230mm
4 6 37 231mm - 234mm
4.5 6.5 37.5 235mm - 237mm
5 7 38 238mm - 241mm
5.5 7.5 38.5 242mm - 245mm
6 8 39 246mm - 249mm
6.5 8.5 40 250mm - 253mm
7 9 41 254mm - 257mm
7.5 9.5 41.5 258mm - 261mm
8 10 42 262mm - 266mm
8.5 10.5 42.5 267mm - 270mm
9 11 43 271mm - 274mm
9.5 11.5 44 275mm - 278mm
10 12 45 279mm - 282mm
10.5 12.5 45.5 283mm - 287mm
11 13 46 288mm - 291mm
11.5 13.5 46.5 292mm - 296mm
12 14 47 297mm - 300mm
Please note that while this method is a good way of assessing the correct size, there is no guarantee that this method will deliver the correct size in 100% of cases.
This can be due to a variety of reasons such as the height of the dancesr arch, or human error when measuring.
We cannot accept liability for return postage in the event where this sizing method is used and the size is incorrect.

I just wanted to drop u a line and say a huge thank you for all the help you gave me last week, getting my daughters shoes exchanged and sent back out. They arrived on Thurs and she competed on sat with fab results, thank you soooo much to everyone who helped. You were all so helpful and yourselves and your service is fantastic.

Mandie - Bristol, UK
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