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How do feet sizes work?
Is a size 14 shoe literally two lengths of a size seven?
it's done from an old method using straw i believe
shoe sizes are weird though, and being told to act your age not your shoe size is pretty good when your about 9 and you've got size 13 feet. Unless of course they're flip reversing the meaning of it by using it to comment on you growing up too quickly in which case it works.
so in terms of cm or inches, how much bigger is a size 10 to a size six? and a size 15 to a size six?
all I know is I wish I had size 2 feet because shoes look so much better in smaller sizes/
Is this knowledge required for anything specific or just to bulk up your general knowledge?
Mens and Womens sizes also differ just to make life more complicated. A man's size 10 for example is a woman's size 7. Christ alive how do I even know this.....actually why do you need to know?!
my dad is only a size 7, so what is that, a woman's 4? hahah lol what a pathetic specimen of a father
As for being manlier I just think men just generally have bigger feet. I dunno, maybe the same men who build phallic like structures in big cities invented the shoe size system. Not guilty.
I have worked in shoe shops for many years, indie shoe shops where I measure kids feet all day long - which means I know a lot about shoes and feet!
I can get a very precise answer for you if you wanted. But it works incramentally, not quite on the scale that you've suggested. In English sizing too, the scale changes abruptly (children's shoes go to a 13 then to a 1 - not a 14); in continenetal, the smallest size is a 17. Quite why it's a 17, not a 0, I don't know!
the scale is based on the length of the foot - it doesn't take into account the width of the foot, nor the angle of the instep or other things.
in short, shoe sizes are pretty silly. ignore them.