Converse Sizing

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When it comes to iconic shoes, you’d have to go a long way to find something more instantly recognisable than Converse All Stars.

If you want to up your fashion game, a pair of Converse sneakers are a timeless addition to your footwear collection.

But how do they fit?

This Converse size guide will tell you everything you need to know, from whether these shoes run true to size to picking your own perfect pair.

Disclaimer: This guide was created for educational purposes and neither offers nor replaces medical advice.

Table of Contents

Converse Size Chart Men

Inches Converse US Size Converse UK Size Converse EU Size
9.49
6 1/2
5 1/2
39
9.65
7
6
40
9.8
7 1/2
6 1/2
401/2
9.96
8
7
41
10.16
8 1/2
7 1/2
42
10.31
9
8
42 1/2
10.47
9 1/2
8 1/2
43
10.63
10
9
44
10.79
10 1/2
9 1/2
44 1/2
10.98
11
10
45
11.14
11 1/2
10 1/2
46
11.3
12
11
46 1/2
11.38
12 1/2
11 1/2
47
11.46
13
12
47 1/2
11.65
13 1/2

12 1/2

48
11.97
14
13
49
12.13
14 1/2
13 1/2
49 1/2
12.28
15
14
50
12.6
16
15
51 1/2

Converse Size Chart Women

Inches Converse US Size Converse UK Size Converse EU Size
8.11
4
2
34 1/2
8.31
4 1/2
2 1/2
35
8.62
5
3
35 1/2
8.82
5 1/2
3 1/2
36
8.98
6
4
37
9.09
6 1/2
4 1/2
37 1/2
9.17
7
5
38
9.29
71/2
51/2
381/2
9.49
8
6
39
9.65
81/2
61/2
40
9.8
9
7
40 1/2
9.96
9 1/2
71/2
41

1

Are Converse True to Size?

Whether your Converse will fit true to size largely depends on the model that you are buying. In general, Converse shoes are true to size for men but run half a size small for women.

The iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars run large for both men and women. The brand states that these sneakers fit a half size larger, however, some wearers recommend going down a full size.

Most of the All Star range is available in a standard wide fit. However, the Converse basics are available in an extra-wide fit. This is ideal for those with very wide feet but as the shoes generally run large, the standard fit is likely to suit most people.

The All Star Pro BB run half a size small for all and fit very snugly. If you can feel a tightness in the toe box, you will need to size up.

It is always recommended that you try on a pair of Converse before buying. Make sure to don the socks that you intend on wearing with the shoes as this can impact the size required.

2

How Should Converse Shoes Fit?

When you buy a new pair of Converse, they are likely to feel a little tight at first. When trying Converse, there should be around a thumb space between your toes and the end of the toe box.

The shoes should not feel tight or like they are pinching the skin. There should be enough room to slide a finger in down the side. Converse shoes don’t stretch but they do lose their stiffness the more that they are worn.

Wearers estimate that it takes between two and four weeks to fully break in a pair of Converse sneakers.

Converse Sizing Frequently Asked Questions

Do Converse fit tight at first?

New Converse shoes are quite rigid when new. Although they do not stretch out over time, they will soften up as you continue to wear them.

Converse Sizing vs Nike?

When comparing Converse sneakers to Nike, the Chuck Taylors will be around half a size bigger. For example, if you wear a snug size 10 in Nike, you will need a 9.5 in Converse.

How should I wash my Converse?

In most instances, wiping your Converse will usually suffice to clean them when they get a little dirty. If they need a deeper clean, mix up a mild soapy solution to wash them.

Use this soapy solution with a soft brush and scrub away dirt from the sole and canvas. Laces should be removed from the sneakers and hand washed in the same solution separately.

Try not to use too much water as the shoes will take a long time to dry. When allowing them to air out after cleaning, stuff them with newspaper to help them maintain their shape.

Good To Know

  • Converse shoes are unisex displaying both men’s and women’s sizes for each shoe
  • Most Converse models run true to size for men
  • Most Converse models run half a size small for women
  • The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes run half a size large for all
  • The Converse All Star Pro BB shoes run half a size small for all

Conclusion

Converse are an essential purchase for any fashionable footwear collection. As a general rule, these shoes run true to size for men and half a size small for women. The famous Chuck Taylor All Stars run large for all. To choose the right size Converse for you, don’t forget to use our sizing chart.

Writer:

Colin Slager

Last Updated:

April 30, 2022

DR. KARIM MAGHRABY

Dr. Maghraby is a medical doctor and published physician scientist. He’s an avid runner and a user of sports compression gear.