Dear Shoe Lady,
My name is Kjersti, and I’m writing from Norway. I’m thinking about ordering Dyeables Alyssa White Satin for my wedding, but I’m having trouble figuring out the right size.
I usually wear a EURO size 36, but since we don’t use Width sizes in Norway, I don’t know which USA size that would be correct.
My biggest foot is 23 cm long and 8,5 cm wide, something that would end up in a USA size 6 or 6.5 Medium. But that is about the same as a EURO size 37, which is usually to long for me when it comes to sandals.
I have also experienced that some sandals that I’ve bought in shops here at home can get a bit tight over my foot, but my ankles aren’t really thick.
What size would you recommend for me?
My goodness! You are breaking my stereotype about Scandinavian women being tall with long feet. You have tiny feet! All your measurements suggest a USA size 6 medium or 6.5 medium. But a EURO size 36 is closer to a 5 or 5.5 wide. I tend to pay more attention to the size of the shoes you wear rather than the measurements you took because, well, who knows if you slipped up with the tape measure? The difference between a size 5 and a size 6 is only 0.8 centimeters or a third of an inch! So lets assume you should be looking at either a size 5.5 wide or a size 6 medium.
Now, down to business. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! The Alyssa is a beautiful shoe. It doesn’t come in wide, only medium. But it is very open. I think you could wear a 5.5 or a 6 medium. It depends on how close to the end of the shoe you want your toes to be. If you want only a sliver of the shoe to show under your toes, go for the 5.5. Otherwise, go for the 6.
Best Wishes on your special day!
The Shoe Lady