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UK Sizing

Style Pontifex

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What is the conversion of EE under the UK letter system? I know US D = UK E. Does UK F = US E? Does UK G = US EE?

Thanks.
 

bigbris1

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Originally Posted by Style Pontifex
What is the conversion of EE under the UK letter system? I know US D = UK E. Does UK F = US E? Does UK G = US EE?

Thanks.


For Alfred Sargent, EE is somewhere between an E & F width. Barker has the FX, etc.
 

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unfortunately in the real world there is no uniform conversion. Hell, 200 year old English shoe manufacturers can't even decide whether there is a 1/2 size or full size difference
 

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Tarmac's right - this can vary widely between manufacturers and lasts. I have wide feet and have found that one brand's G might equal a "tight" EE while another's would translate into a generous EEE.

This then gets complicated by length. For example, I'm a solid 10.5 US and, by the current Forum Standard Formula, would take a 9.5 in C&Js 337 UK/E. But I can't go less than a UK 10 and get them to fit right; same in a Loake G fit -- everyone says they're huge and to go down at least a size, but I'm in a 10 with a tad bit of room in the toes.

Gotta try em on to be sure!
 

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Damn. Does anyone know what C&J generally convert to for E and EE (and do they vary much from last to last)? I don't have access to them in order to try on. ;/
 

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Generally speaking E in C&J is their "normal" or "medium" width. But this also depends on the last. I have found that most English brands cut their shoes wider than the American or even Italian brands. With the Americans being fuller overall & the Italians being longer.

Tell us your foot type, give an example of some shoes that fit you well & the size & I'll take a stab in the dark.
 

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