A lot of people tend to think of their shoe size as just one measurement. For example, "I wear a size seven," or "I need a 10 and a half, because the size 10 is too small." Though the widths do change slightly from size to size, these numbers really only take into account the length of the foot.
But in reality, knowing your shoe width can make a world of difference when it comes to finding comfortable footwear. And, since many people will need narrow or wide shoes -- or even extra wide or slim -- this step is just as important as the last one, because it will determine your shoe width.
The width of a shoe is marked by a letter after the size of the shoe. And like sizes, there are different width markings for women and men. If there is no additional marking, then the size is considered to be a "normal," "average," or "regular" width.
To measure the width of each foot, use your measuring tape or ruler to measure from the line on one side of one tracing, to the line on the other side of the same tracing.
Again, be certain to find the closest mark that you can (for inches, use the closest 16th mark).
Write this number down, and repeat for the outline of your other foot. (Next)