|One might have thought that buying shoes
without physically trying them on would, after all this time,
have gotten easier by now.
|There are two key measures - length and
width - as shown below.
|First, most, but not all, people
have identical measurements for both feet
|Then there's an issue of whether ankle
wraps are being worn, and, if so, do they extend under the foot.
|More commonly, how many pairs of socks
are being worn, and are the socks wool, cotton, polyester ...
|While the famed Godfrey Harold Hardy,
FRS (2/7/1877 - 12/1/1947) in 1940 did publish an eloquent text
|A Mathematician's Apology
he neglected to apologize for the arithmetical
chaos underlying shoe sizes.
|So, either send your shoe size specifying
country and gender; or send the measurements as shown below; or
|our handy template; or check our
conversion table (links to the last two below)