Size Guide

Looking For The Best Petite Shoes Size Guide For Small Feet? Looking for sizes UK 2? or EU 34?, Do You need to know is USA 4 is the same as UK 2.5? We cover all petite size issues here, including UK 13 - 3 , EU 32 - 35, USA 2 - 5 ?

At Pretty Small Shoes we know you have trouble finding shoes that fit and we know when you finally get shoes made for you, you want them to fit wonderfully, not to slip off your heel yet still leave room to breathe and most of all you want them to be comfortable as well as fabulous looking on your lovely little feet.

This is why we carefully hand-make each shoe to ensure great quality and consistency of fit, however your previous experience will tell you sizing can vary from brand to brand. For this reason we give you the internal millimetre length of all our shoe sizes so you can compare that with the actual size of your feet. This helps you get a better idea of the correct size for you right away.

How to get the perfect fit

 UK

13 1 2 2.5 3
Europe 32 33 34 34.5 35
USA 2 3 4 4.5 5
Approx. Internal Length 210mm 215mm 220mm 225mm 230mm

You can NOW use this figure to easily select the most appropriate size for you as all our shoe sizes are listed along with their approx. internal length in millimetres. Simple!

Downloadable Size Guide

Top 10 Fitting Tips
  • Allow for c. 5mm extra 'wriggle' room for your toes.
  • Higher heels will put higher pressure on your toes.
  • Round toe shapes leave more room than pointed toe shapes.
  • Measure feet at the end of the day when they are largest.
  • Everyone's foot is different, try to choose styles that match your foot shape.
  • Make sure that the ball part of your foot fits snugly into the widest point of the shoe.
  • Don't choose a size that fits tight and hope they will stretch later.
  • Select a size that allows your feet to fit in easily with minimal slipping when walking.
  • Take plenty time to try your shoes at home on a carpeted surface to make sure they feel right.
  • Lower heel are better to wear over long periods.
  • The generally accepted max height for 'reasonable' comfort is 7cm.
  • Over time the 'conditioning' of your feet may allow you to wear higher heels but this 'training' period may take some time.

How to get the right fit.

At Pretty Small Shoes we can also make you a fantastic pair of small size boots with the added benefit of matching the boot to your CALF CIRCUMFERENCE AND LEG LENGTH.

How to measure your legs

This service is available on most of our boots and all you need to do is mail us with your measurements as above immediately after purchase and we will confirm everything with you before making your boots. There is no extra cost for tailor-making your boots in this way but you should bear in mind that tailor-made boots are non-returnable for any reason except manufacture fault. If you prefer you can order any boot in its STANDARD DIMENSION and these will be completely returnable and refundable as normal for up to 60 days after purchase.

Size 2 shoes for women are very hard to find.

Women with small feet are around 1% of the adult female population and so mainstream manufacturers won’t make shoes in this size leaving only specialist shoemakers to fill the gap.

However, if you are looking around the internet for options you need to be on your guard as there are lots of mainstream retailers claiming to be able to supply size 2 heels and shoes without actually having TRUE size 2’s to sell you and you can find that you spend a lot of time buying small shoes over the internet only to find they aren’t really small at all and you have to send them back and start all over again. This can be very annoying.

To be fair to these retailers there is a certain amount of vagueness to the issue of shoe sizing so that from country to country and from brand to brand sizings can indeed vary quite a lot. This means that what is a size 2 as claimed by one retailer often does not match a size 2 as far as another is concerned and neither is really wrong as such.

However, it is also the case that some retailers deliberately mis-state either the translations of sizes internationally or claim that shoes of a certain length are size 2’s when they are not.

For example:

Claiming that a UK size 2 is the same as a EU 35 (it’s not, a 35 is more like a size 3 UK).

Claiming that a UK size 2 is approx. 230mm long (it’s not, it should be more like 220mm).

In either case they will claim they have a shoe size 2 for you and it will be about 10mm longer than you need. And when you have small feet, 10mm is a lot!

Here at Pretty Small Shoes have sold tens of thousands of pairs of small size shoes over the last 8 years and have a very clear idea of what the vast majority of women regard as a TRUE SIZE 2 and so we have gathered together here all the info we can find about the ACTUAL sizes that other retailers are offering compared to our true sizes to help you choose a better fit, no matter who you are buying from (whether it’s us or another retailer) and we will be backing this up with real testing of everyone’s sizes using a panel of small feet ladies from our customer base to make sure we really know what’s going on.

We’ll also review this info every 6 months or so to make sure the data is kept up to date.

So all you need to do is check out the handy chart below which gives the generally recognized true size comparisons across countries and also the `true` (ie actual approx. mm length) sizes of small size shoes from the main shoe retailers claiming to offer size 2’s that show for top internet searches (note: often when you click through to the pages they have no size 2 shoes on offer at all).

Also, if you have a significant retailer you would like to let us know about and want us to add them to our list and test the sizes we’ll to try to help you out with that.

International petite shoe size comparison charts by key brands.

Note: where a size has an asterisk* it indicates an implied size where no actual size has been given by the brand size chart.

Pretty Small Shoes

 UK

13 1 2 2.5 3
Europe 32 33 34 34.5 35
USA 2 3 4 4.5 5
Approx. Internal Length 210mm 215mm 220mm 225mm 230mm

 

The Little Shoe Shop

 UK

13 1 2 2.5 3
Europe 31.5* 32.5 33.5 34 34.5
USA 2.5 3 4 4.5 5
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm

 

Cinderella of Boston

 UK

13 1 2 2.5 3
Europe 31.5* 32.5 33.5 34 34.5
USA 2 3 4 4.5 5
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm

 

Clarkes Shoes

 UK

2 2.5 3
Europe 34.5* 35* 35.5*
USA 4.5 5 5.5
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm

 

New Look

 UK

2 3
Europe 35* 36*
USA 5
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm

 

River Island

 UK

2 3
Europe 35* 36
USA 5
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm

 

Zara

 UK 2 3
Europe 35 36
USA
Approx. Internal Length n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm n/a mm