Decoding U.S. to European Women’s Shoe Size Conversion

The beauty of European shoes.  The suppleness of the leather.  The artistry of the construction…the frustration of the sizing.  If you’re an American woman looking to purchase European-made shoes, decoding your correct size can be a bit of a challenge.  Armed with a bit of knowledge and a few simple formulas, you can be confident that your new shoes will fit and feel as good as they look.

For your perfect size, “think thirty!”  For a U.S to Euro women’s shoe conversion, simply add the number 30 to your current shoe size.  For example, if you typically wear a size 10 in U.S.-made shoes, you would want to purchase a size 40 in European-made shoes.  If you wear a size 12, you would choose a size 42 shoe.  And, it’s just the reverse if you want to figure a U.S. size from a Euro shoe—subtract 30.  A size 41 Euro shoe converts to a size 11 U.S. shoe.  It’s that simple!  If you’re near a computer or smart phone, this link will convert sizes for you.

Be sure to take into consideration that, just like with American-made shoes, there can be slight variations in sizing across European-made brands and styles.  At Autograf New York, we list a U.S. size range with each Euro size.  For example, our Euro size 42 might fit a U.S. size 11 or 12, depending on the wearer’s unique foot shape. 

Fit and comfort are of utmost importance, and we encourage our Autograf New York customers to achieve the perfect fit by offering no-risk returns.  If your new shoes are a little big or a tad snug, just contact our customer service team and we will walk you through the easy free return/exchange process.  We know that each foot is unique, but we believe each fit can be perfect!

If you have never experienced the transformative feel of a handcrafted Italian shoe, you’re missing out!  Autograf New York shoes are the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever wear.  Browse our styles and selection today, and you’ll be showing off your Autograf by next week!