Italy is renowned for its high-quality footwear and fashionable designs. Shopping for shoes in Italy is a great way to get a unique sense of style and luxury you can’t find anywhere else. But if you’re shopping for shoes in Italy, it’s essential to understand the sizing system.
Shoe Sizes in Italy: How to Find the Right Size
Italian shoe sizes are measured differently than in the United States, so it’s essential to have an accurate conversion chart when shopping. Italian shoe sizes are based on the length of the foot in centimeters, so the size may be slightly different than what you’re used to.
To help you find the right size, here’s a size comparison chart for shoes in Europe vs. the United States:
Diane, a great friend and a listener from San Diego, California, sent us a friendly email. She says: “Nothing makes or breaks a look like the shoes you’re wearing. I must confess that I’m a shoe fanatic and spend most of my shopping money on them.”
She goes on. “In less than one month, I will be in Rome, and I can’t wait to start shopping for Italian shoes! So, how about an episode of your wonderful podcast on how to shop for shoes in Italy?”
Terrific idea, Diane. Use the chart above to find out how to enter a store and ask to try on a pair of shoes.