In today’s day and age, the Internet has made it possible for people to buy any product online and have it delivered to them practically anywhere in the world they may reside. Needless to say, this is a brilliant development that makes our lives better by saving us both time and money, while giving us access to products we would otherwise have never even known about, let alone been able to find in our local store. However, with the unprecedented freedom and choice, it also brought about some new challenges that didn’t exist in the brick-and-mortar shopping world of yesteryear.
One of the difficulties we’re now presented with manifests itself when we go footwear shopping online. The advantage of going to a brick-and-mortar store to buy your new shoes is that we can actually try them out to find the brand and style that fits us most comfortably. We’ve all been there – we know what size we usually wear, we ask the salesperson to get us that size for the shoes we’ve just fallen in love with, only to find out that this particular pair is either too big or too small for our foot. So we ask to try another size until we get it right and are happy with our choice. However, when buying shoes online this is of course not possible. We can certainly improve our chances of getting the correct fit by finding a generic shoe size chart online to determine our size before placing our order, but unfortunately this ends up being not much more than a gamble.
The problem we face is two-fold. First off, there are many shoe size charts out there, and pretty much none of them contain the same information. This makes it very difficult to discern who’s right and who’s wrong, and which reference to use, even if we spend hours online digging through websites. Second, even if we do find a correct sizing chart, it only refers to generally accepted guidelines and standards. The problem here is that most footwear brands don’t really adhere to these in any strict manner. In reality, you can find brands that differ by as much as TWO actual sizes for the same nominal size stamped on their individual models! This is quite a significant difference, and the only way to minimize the chances of getting the wrong fit is to use a chart that is specific to the brand we’re looking to buy.
This is where ShoeSizeConversionChart comes in. The site tries to solve the problems facing online shoe shoppers outlined above by providing size charts that are specific to each brand of shoes, in addition to accurate generic international size conversion charts in case they don’t have data for your particular brand of interest. They also provide the actual length in inches and centimeters along with instructions on how to measure your own foot, in order to enable you to determine the actual size of footwear you should be ordering.
So, make sure you visit them prior to your next footwear purchase online! It’s likely to save you a lot of time, money, headaches and frustration!
Peter Dunn is a software engineer from Montreal, Canada, who is currently residing in Thailand. His new passion is traveling the world while building websites with useful content and information for people all around the globe.