Men's & Women's Australian Shoe Size Conversion Chart - Australia to International

The Australian shoe comparison information in these charts should be used as a guide only. While we have endevoured to provide the most accurate information for you, global differences in shoe size measurments and meauring units (see below) mean we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these international shoe sizes nor be held responsible for any errors resulting from the use of this information. If you are shopping for shoes online please make sure that the store you are purchasing from has an acceptable returns policy.

Women's Shoe Size Comparison Chart

AU US UK Europe
5 5 3 36
5.5 5.5 3.5 36.5
6 6 4 37
6.5 6.5 4.5 37.5
7 7 5 38
7.5 7.5 5.5 38.5
8 8 6 39
8.5 8.5 6.5 39.5
9 9 7 40
9.5 9.5 7.5 40.5
10 10 8 41
10.5 10.5 8.5 41.5
11 11 9 42
12 12 10 43


Men's Shoes Size Comparison Chart

AU US UK Europe
5 6 5 39
5.5 6.5 5.5 39.5
6 7 6 40
6.5 7.5 40.5 37.5
7 8 7 41
7.5 8.5 7.5 41.5
8 9 8 42
8.5 9.5 8.5 42.5
9 10 9 43
9.5 9.5 7.5 43.5
10 11 10 44
10.5 11.5 10.5 44.5
11 12 11 45
11.5 12.5 11.5 45.5
12 13 12 46
12.5 13.5 12.5 46.5
13 14 13 47


So, why all the confusion around shoe sizes, and why are the various shoe size comparison tables around the world different?

Then answer is because there are a number of different shoe-size measuring systems that have been adopted around the world. Some countries measure shoe sizes in centimetres, others measure shoe sizes in inches. Compounding this problem, with the 'Paris Point' system (metric) increments are measured in two-thirds of a centimetre between whole shoe sizes, whereas other metric systems such as the Mondopoint and the Asian system use a 0.5cm step size. In the UK and the US, the 'Barleycorn' system (imperial) is used which uses a stepping scale of one-third of an inch.

But it doesn't stop there. Some shoe measuring systems measure the width of the foot, others do not. Some countries have different shoe scaling systems for men and women, others do not. Even the types of shoe (i.e. sportswear, fashion etc.) may be measured differently even in the same country.

All of these variances can cause discrepencies particularly when shoes themselves are often only sold in units of 'whole' or 'half' (i.e. size '6' or size '6.5') and, of course, adding to the mix is the fact that the size of a person's left and right foot are often slightly different.

So remember, if you're buying shoes online, check out the store's shoe return policy first.

Who knew international shoe sizes could be so complicated?