Do Converse Run Big or Small

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Converse shoes tend to run a little bit bigger than other shoe brands, and many people find that they need to order a half size smaller than their usual shoe size.

But keep in mind that the fit of Converse shoes can be different depending on the style and material of the shoe.

It’s best to try on a pair of Converse shoes before you buy them to make sure they fit well.

You can also use the size chart that Converse or the store gives you to figure out what size will fit your feet best.

If you order Converse shoes online, check the store’s return policy in case you need to exchange them for a different size.

Also, you should know that Converse shoes are made of canvas, which is a flexible and breathable material.

This can make them feel a little bit more roomy than shoes made of stiffer materials, like leather.

If you want your Converse shoes to fit more snugly, you might want to wear socks with them or use insoles or inserts to fill in some of the extra space.

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Converse Size Chart

Converse gives you instructions and size charts based on the size of your foot and the model of shoe you want to buy.

  • Standard shoe size for a woman in the U.S.: 9 = UK 6.5 = EU 40.5 = 9.8′′
  • Chuck Taylor All-Star or Sandals for a U.S. woman: Size 9 = UK 7 = EU 40 = 9.8′′

I think you should order a size 8.5, but you should try them on at a shoe store first.

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Does Converse Run Big or Small?

It really depends on the model. Some Converse styles, like the Point Star, actually fit true to size.

But Chuck Taylors are always a full size too big, so you should get them sized down. That would be an 8 womens/6 mens in your case. MAYBE an 8.5, depending on what kind of socks you wear or if you even bother to wear any.


Converse usually fits big.

But that doesn’t mean you should order a size 8 online, and here’s why.

First of all, you don’t know which styles of Converse are bigger than others. It’s possible that Chuck Taylor All-Stars run bigger than some of their other styles.

Second, the width of your foot is important, especially if you want to wear flexible canvas sneakers. Is the width of your foot narrow or wide?

Third, how will you put them on? With or without socks? Also, this will affect what size you buy.

Lastly, why would you not want to try them on in a shoe store?

Whether Converse run big, wide, or both, the best way to find out is to try them on in a store with a variety of styles. One trip to your local mall will give you a clear answer to your question.

In the end, I’d say that you should try them on before you buy them. I would do the same thing.

How do you know what size to get in Converse shoes?

If you’re ordering them online, you could try an 8 1/2, but only if returns are free and you’re willing to send them back and try a different size if they don’t fit.

But I wouldn’t tell you to do that. I think you should go to the mall and try them on there. You’re buying shoes from a long time ago. Do it the way people used to.

And if the man at the shoe store is nice and helps you, just buy them there. Even if they are $5 less on Amazon, don’t go home and order them there.

When it’s time to get your second pair (because no one wants just one pair of Converse), you’ll know your size and can buy them online.

Tip: As always, try on different sizes if you can because brands and types of shoes come in different sizes.

If you use US sizing, it’s a little off, and you should usually choose 1 size smaller. For example, if you usually wear a US size 10, get a size 9 Converse.

If you use any other size system, like UK/AU, European, or cm, the sizing is normal and should fit true to size most of the time.

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