You’ve probably been there before: During sale season you find so many pairs of shoes, which you need to own. But when you check for your size – it’s always sold out. But is your shoe size really that average, and is your foot size permanent? Read along and find out.
If you have an average sized foot, there’s a bigger probability that the shoes you’ve set out to buy on your shopping day with all your friends are sold out at the local store. Figures: The more normal your foot size is, the higher demand for exactly your shoe size. We all know that. But what is an average sized foot really?
The average shoe and foot size
Women: According to Footwear Market Insight, the most sold women’s shoe size is US 7 so according to the data we have, it’s the most common size for women. The average size is somewhere between 7,5-8. For Nike a US size 8 will fit a foot of 9.65 in.
Men: If you’re a man, you have an average sized foot if you’re a US 10.5, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. For Nike shoes a US size 10.5 will fit a foot of around 11.14 in. long.
Children: Here is the pattern a bit more scattered. Since children have different patterns of growth, their feet also grow in different paces. However, below you’ll find a chart over children and their most common foot sizes.