What Size Vans Do I Wear?

When it comes to shoes, finding the perfect size while shopping online is definitely not the most fun thing. We're here to make it just a bit easier with Vans.

How to Vans run?

Vans shoes claim to run "true to size." What does this mean? Vans are sized according to the US standard, which is determined on a Brannock device. This means that Vans shoes do not run smaller or larger Vans Shoe Logo
than a standard shoe. The best alternative to actually measuring your foot in one of these devices (if you don't happen to have one lying about) is to order the size you would usually buy in most every other shoe.

"Okay, I'm a girl, but I really like the look of the authentic shoe, but I'm only seeing mens sizes... What do I do?"

A large portion of Vans shoes are Unisex sizing which means they are based of men sizing. This is an important note for women buying Vans. Shoes sized in women sizing will be noted. Mens shoes run a size and a half larger than Womens. So if you're a female and you wear an 8, you would need to purchase a Unisex / Mens size 6.5 to fit properly. When it comes to Vans, women buy the mens sizes in specific shoes ALL THE TIME. As Vans has progressed, it has included both mens and women's sizes on every shoe, but that doesn't mean that you won't come across some that do not, so it's good to have the size run knowledge in that case.

In some cases, it's also important to know the conversion between US, UK,and European sizes. These nifty conversion charts will help you do just that.

VANS Men's Shoe Size Chart
US UK Europe Centimeters
3.5 2.5 34.5 21.5
4 3 35 22
4.5 3.5 36 22.5
5 4 36.5 23
5.5 4.5 37 23.5
6 5 38 24
6.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
7 6 39 25
7.5 6.5 40 25.5
8 7 40.5 26
8.5 7.5 41 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 44 28.5
11 10 44.5 29
11.5 10.5 45 29.5
12 11 46 30
13 12 47 31
14 13 48 32
15 14 49 33
16 15 50 34

 

The Chart below will help with Womens Vans Sizing and fit.

VANS Women's Shoe Size Chart
US UK Europe Centimeters
5 2.5 34.5 21.5
5.5 3 35 22
6 3.5 36 22.5
6.5 4 36.5 23
7 4.5 37 23.5
7.5 5 38 24
8 5.5 38.5 24.5
8.5 6 39 25
9 6.5 40 25.5
9.5 7 40.5 26
10 7.5 41 26.5
10.5 8 41 27
11 8.5 42.5 27.5
12 9 44 28.5

This chart will help you with Kids Vans Sizing.

VANS Kids' Shoe Size Chart
US UK Europe Centimeters
3.5 2.5 34.5 21.5
4 3 35 22
4.5 3.5 36 22.5
5 4 36.5 23
5.5 4.5 37 23.5
6 5 38 24
6.5 5.5 38.5 24.5

 

Here is a chart that will help convert between Unisex / Mens, Womens, and Kids sizes. These are US sizes.

VANS Shoe Unisex / Men's Size Conversion Chart
US UNISEX / MEN'S US WOMEN'S US KIDS'
  5 3.5
  5.5 4
  6 4.5
 5 6.5 5
 5.5 7 5.5
 6 7.5 6
 6.5 8 6.5
7 8.5  
7.5 9  
8 9.5  
8.5 10  
9 10.5  
9.5 11  
10 12  
10.5    
11    
11.5    
12    

 

Other Useful Info:

Some Vans styles may not necessarily run true to size. For example, some of the slip-ons fit a bit tighter at first, but will stretch out some with wear. In addition, it may be helpful to note that high performance skate shoes like Vans tend to fit snugly, so that they fulfill their purpose. Vans shoes are also manufactured in medium width, so if you have ever had width issues before, ordering a half size larger may help with the issue.

If you want to read the history about the founding of the company Vans checkout this post An "Off The Wall" History of Vans.

27 comments

  • Aloha Noah!

    Vans shoes run “true to size.” If you wear a 10.5 in Adidas, a 10.5 in Vans should fit just fine!

    -The Islanders Team

    Islanders
  • Hi Jeremy! A youth size 3.5 in Nike matches up with a Vans standard size 4, which is 21cm in length. Happy Shopping!

    -The Islanders Team

    Islanders
  • I wear 10.5 in Addidas what size for vans

    Noah
  • This info was really helpful. Thank you!

    Porkchop8209
  • I’m a size 3.5y kid in Nike so what should I get for vans?

    Jeremy

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