How to Measure Your Feet and Choose the Right Shoe Size

Measuring Your Feet

  • Get two pieces of paper that are big enough to fit one foot. Get a pencil, ruler in centimeters, and follow these simple steps
  • Prepare the first piece of paper by drawing a line across its length
  • Put the paper alongside a wall with the line pointing away from the wall
  • Stand on the piece of paper with your back and heel against the wall. The middle of your heel and your longest toe should fall on top of the drawn line
  • Mark the point on the line where the tip of your longest toe ends.


  • Do this activity on a flat, solid surface, and follow these instructions carefully to make sure you get the right size for your sandals or shoes
  • In centimeters, measure the line from the edge of the paper up to the pencil mark. That’s your foot measurement.