Originally Posted by fritzl
.........mr. weiner, who was looking for something in a drawer on the bottom of the counter, looked up and said: what do you mean 7 or 7.5? the difference is 0.012 of an inch. so why would somebody care? i nodded silently, whith the thought flashing through my head, ...but these guys on styleforum think otherwise...
Originally Posted by meister
You are right.. SF in a nutshell...
Originally Posted by DWFII
Why indeed would anyone care?
The English/American size is 1/3 inch long 8.5mm, ergo 1/2 size is 4.2mm.
The continental size (Paris Point, also known as ‘Stitch‘) is 6.6mm long. So 1/2 English size is 2/3 of a ‘Stitch, a continental size.
Not only does the length differ, the actual ball measurement (circumference) will increase with every 1/2 size by about 2 1/2mm, 4mm per ‘Stitch‘;
the width-markings, E, F or whatever, remaining the same.
Why would sombody care? Because a shoe size 7 1/2 E is 4mm longer and 3 mm wider than one in size 7 E.
It really doesn’t speak for the quality of Mr Weiner’s measurements, if he believes that there is no difference between shoes when one is 4 mm longer and 3 mm wider.
Why would somebody care? Because 4 mm in length and 3mm in circumference will make a lot of difference