How To Measure Your Feet For Shoes From Pixie Cove

Amy Reece

Posted on October 20 2017

Measuring your Feet at Home

In this blog article we are going to look at how to measure your feet at home. This article is aimed at people who would like to check their shoe size before buying shoes or boots online. At some point in time we’ve all seen shoes online we would have loved to get but we were unsure if they would fit us correctly. No one wants to end up with shoes that are either too small or too big. Sometimes though, we may even have purchased them, resulting in a waste of money and a risk of potential injury, from annoyances such as bleeding toes and blisters to bigger issues including foot calluses or even bunions. Knowing your shoe size is essential to buying comfortable shoes.


Why Do You Need to Measure Your Feet?

You may wonder why do you even have to measure your feet before buying shoes online when you know your shoe size! Well the problem is, there are in fact NO STANDARD SHOE SIZES. When buying online, it is ESSENTIAL to measure your feet and compare these measurements with the size chart provided for the shoes you are interested in.

Your can view the Pixie Cove Size Guide Here.

Adults should measure their feet each year, anyway, to see if there have been any changes. For instance, age, pregnancy or an injury can change the size you need.

How to Measure Your Feet

At Pixie Cove we advise using the Longest-toe method to measure your feet.  There are two ways to apply this method, one way is to trace both your feet on paper and measure the length of each foot, from the heel to the end of the longest toe. Another way, is to stand on a piece of paper, with the edge of the paper and your heel against a wall and mark the end of your longest toe. The second approach is the one we will examine in this article.
Once you have measured your foot length, look at the size chart to see what size of shoe you need. We strongly advise all our customers to measure their feet prior to ordering.  If you need advice on which size to choose before purchasing then please contact the Pixie Cove Team

Measuring Tips and Steps:

  1. Make sure you are standing firmly on the ground when taking the measurement. To make sure you measure the length accurately, shift your weight forward in order to flatten your foot as it would be when walking. Ensure you do this on a HARD surface, not on carpet or some surface that is flexible or hard to write on.
  2. Measure your feet at a similar time as when you will be wearing the footwear. For daily footwear, fit yourself when you’ve been on your feet all day because your feet will have expanded.
  3. Wear the socks or stockings you will wear with your new shoes
  4. Be sure to measure both feet. One at a time place each foot on a piece of paper, it is a good idea to tape the piece of paper to the floor, and mark where your longest toe ends and where your heel ends. Make sure the end of the paper fits closely to the edge of the wall and that the paper is perpendicular to the wall.
  5. Measure the distance exactly between the marks in inches or centimetres to give your foot length. DON’T GUESS! Record the measurement.
  6. Compare this measurement to our Pixie Cove Size Chart to obtain your required Pixie Cove US size.
  7. One foot may be larger than the other and you should go with the larger foot size. Self-adhesive pads can be attached inside the heel of the shoe that goes on the smaller foot to keep it from slipping. If you are between sizes, have a wider foot or higher instep you should go up a size. 

As standard our footwear products come in medium fit (B,M). Some of our range comes in wide width and these are marked accordingly. If you need advice on which size to choose before purchasing then please contact the Pixie Cove Team

Video Detailing How to Measure Your Feet

Please view this video for detailed steps on how to measure your feet:

Shoe size alone will not always guarantee a perfect fit. Some people need more arch support or may need a lower cut front, if they have a high instep. We do hope you have found this guide helpful.  Please leave us any feedback in the comments section. 

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1 comment

  • Eva Villarreal: October 12, 2018

    Love how your shoes look, but I have really w i d e feet

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