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In Australia, we mostly use the US system of shoe sizing. If you walk into a shoe retailer or department store and ask for a Women's size 9, you would be asking for a US Women's size 9. At Bstore, our shoes are listed in either US or European sizing, depending on the brand (see special Brand notes below for the exceptions to the rule!). Unlike US (and UK) sizing, European shoe sizing is unisex, and uses sizes ranging from the mid-twenties for childrens sizes right up into the high fourties (and beyond!) for large Men's sizes. To assist you in converting between European, US (Australian) and UK sizing, you can refer to the chart below. As the difference between whole sizes is not uniform between the different scales, you may experience a slight difference converting between sizes.
If you're not sure what size you are, we've produced a sizing guide which you can download and print to measure your size. We have used the Birkenstock European sizing as the base for this guide so you may experience small variations when converting to US sizing or with other brands. To download the guide, click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar).
We recommend trying your shoes out on a carpeted surface first to ensure that they fit properly. Bstore cannot exchange shoes that have any signs of wear.
For Birkenstock Family Brands, unbuckle all the straps and place your feet in the shoes. Make sure your heels are all the way back in the heel cups. The contours of the footbed should correspond to your own arches and the toe grips should fit comfortably beneath your toes. Before you stand up, make sure there is approximately 5 mm around the front, back and each side of your feet. You will need this extra room for your feet to move naturally in the shoes as you walk. Buckle the straps. The support will come from the footbed, so the straps do not need to be extremely tight. A securely fastened to strap (where applicable) should be enough to keep your foot firmly in the footbed. Other straps can be worn loosely to encourage the natural rolling movement within the shoe.
For many of the shoes we sell, the level of comfort that they provide may be unfamiliar to you and as they introduce new movements to the muscles in your feet and legs, you may experience a small amount of pain. If you do, simply decrease the amount of hours in the day you are wearing your shoes until your body adjusts.
People often comment that the cork footbed of the Birkenstock shoes feels quite hard and rigid under foot. The flexibility of the cork will increase with wear, and as your foot sinks into the cork over the first 2-3 weeks of wear, you will find that your shoes start to fit you like a glove!
The Birkenstock family have been making some of the worlds most comfortable shoes in Germany since 1774.
In order to provide maximum support, as well as fit a variety of foot shapes and sizes, the Birkenstock brands produce shoes in two widths: regular and narrow.
Regular fit Birkenstocks are suitable for around 90% of people: those with medium and wide feet.
Narrow fit footbed shoes are suitable for people with extremely narrow feet.
The Birkis brand has a slightly wider footbed than the rest of the Birkenstock Family Brands - as such, some of the range is only produced in a narrow fit , which is much like the Birkenstock Regular fit and suitable for the majority of people.
Papillio brand has a slightly wider footbed than the rest of the Birkenstock Family Brands.
If you have a pair of Birkenstocks, and you want to know whether they are regular or narrow, just look at the picture of the foot on the footbed. A hollow foot indicates a regular fit and solid foot indicates a narrow fit.
Most Birkenstock styles are available in both widths - if you can't see what you are looking for, please get in touch with us and we can let you know if they are available for Special order. To assist you with finding the right size for you, please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.
Fitflops are designed in the UK to fit a standard-width UK foot. The webbing is designed to hold the foot quite high up across the instep and will not stretch over time. If you are between sizes and have a slightly higher instep height you will tend to need to size up whereas if you have a lower instep height you'll need to size down. The length of the sole is quite generous so going half a size down should not cause a length issue. To assist you with finding the right size for you, please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.
We find Miz Mooz sizing a little smaller than other brands see our guide below. If in doubt we suggest going up a 1/2 size, if you are in doubt please get in touch as we would be happy to help pick the right size. To assist you with To assist you with finding the right size Miz Mooz, please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.
The Merrell Brand has half sizes available for closed in shoes and full sizes for Sandals, read our size charts below to be sure you are purchasing the correct size for you. Please note if you have a particularly wide foot we recommend a 1/2 to full size up or contact us for advise.
The CM size for sandals should equal your foot length from heel to toe - Example: EU38 sandal your foot will be 24cm long
The CM size for shoes equals a 0.5cm allowance for comfort so your toes have room to move - Example EU38 in a shoe accommodates 24.5cm
To assist you with To assist you with finding the right size Merrell shoes, please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.
To assist you with To assist you with finding the right size Sheepskin boots and slippers, please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles and read more in the size guides below.
|Emu Adult's Sizing|
|US/AU Women's Size||US/AU Men's Size||European||Foot Length Inches||Foot Length cm|
|Emu Children's Sizing|
|US/AU Children's Size||EU Size||UK Size||Foot Length (cm)||Foot Length (inches)|
The Originals tend to fit large around the foot and ankle this is part of the Hunter Boot Design. Please ensure the fit around the calf is right for you we recommend referring to the calf measurements below, especially if you have larger calves. The circumfrence around the top of the boot is not as generous, this is the circumference of your leg just below your knee, if in doubt perhaps the adjustable is the right boot for you as it allows for more room at the top of the boot.
The Regent boots are a slimmer width boot around the calf and ankle. They are designed more as a fashion boot, but unfortunately don't accommodate larger calves. The measurements of these boots are below also.
The Adjustable boots are a great option if you are concerned that the circumference of the orginals and regent boots might be too tight for you. To assist you with finding the right fit please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.
A guide to the Kids Hunter Boots sizing: Infant: 12-24 months | Child: 2-6 Years | Youth 6+ Years - To assist you with finding the right fit please refer to the detailed size guide on individual styles.