How do I find the right Safety Shoe Size?


The fit of shoes varies from model to model – but why doesn’t the same size shoe always fit? We explain why you sometimes need a significantly different shoe size and how you can use the uvex size advisor app to find the right size safety shoe.

Why does my shoe size vary from brand to brand?

You need safety shoes and you are uncertain what size to choose? Should you order the safety shoe in the same size as your favorite sneaker or is it better to order it one size bigger to ensure that the toe cap doesn’t touch your toes? The latter is not recommended, as you are running the risk that the toe cap doesn’t cover and protect your toes. But why do shoes vary so much in size?

Over the years, various sizing systems have been developed worldwide that are sometimes so different that it makes accurately calculating shoe sizes impossible and results in rounding differences. It, therefore, depends on which sizing system the manufacturer of your selected safety shoes uses in production.

For a shoe to fit perfectly, both the foot width and length play an essential role. The width of the foot corresponds to the circumference at the widest part of the foot – between the ball of
the foot and the base joint of the little toe. In the next paragraph, we’ll explain how to find the correct size for your safety shoes by determining the width and length of your foot.

Find your shoe size using the uvex app

The uvex shoe size finder app makes it easy to measure your feet and to find the shoe size and width you need. It automatically generates your measurement results, after which you can then select the safety class you need to see a list of all available uvex models in your size and width.

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