There’s nothing worse than when you finally find a pair of shoes you absolutely love and they seem to be sold out in your size at every store, in every mall and in every city nearby. Luckily, there’s always a few alternatives to remedy this so that you can walk away with the pair you’ve been dreaming of.
Footwear designers are beginning to blur the gender line during the creation process. As a result, there now exists a wider ranger of choices for everyone. Unfortunately, the size scales are relatively different and so it is important to know how to adjust your shoe sizing to a men’s scale or vice versa in order to fully take advantage of your ability to get the shoe you want in a size you would have never thought of.
There is nearly a 1.5 size difference between men’s and women’s sizing. For example, a men’s size 7 is roughly equivalent to a women’s size 8.5 depending on the make and brand of the shoe.
Although this may be the rule, every shoe style is different in design and could vary in similarity so trying it on pre-purchase is highly recommended.
When deflecting to a junior’s size shoe in the same styles as women’s, you must go down a size and a half. So accordingly, if you are a women’s size 5 then you would be a junior’s size 3.5.
A junior’s size 3.5 is the same as a men’s 3.5 and so on as the Junior’s shoes are actually built on a men’s sizing scale. As men’s sizing begins only when the Junior scale ends, at size 7, the conversion is ideal for men with shoe sizes 6 and under who are restricted to certain styles.