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Difference between 9.5 M US and 9.5 D(M) US?

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Initial post: Jan 8, 2012 7:30:07 AM PST
Marvel says:
Im going to buy some shoes but i want to know if theres any difference between 9.5 M Us and 9.5 D(M) US, isnt it the same?
Vans Authentic

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 7:37:14 AM PST
I have doubts with the correct size and do not know what size I use information, because the table shown on this page is different from that shown on the official website of clarks.Clarks Women's Splendor Plume Sandal

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 4:51:54 PM PST
Asuigeneris1 says:
D is a wider width likely.

...I used to wear vans though, and I recall them being unisex sizing.

I wore a 5 in Vans, but a 7-8 in women's...not sure if that changed over the years.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2012 8:54:54 AM PST
K. Hastert says:
9.5 M is women's sizing. 9.5 D (M) is men's.

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 11:28:24 AM PST
sunny47 says:
Their size chart is very confusing. What is with all the different letters.. and what size do
they all represent? I doubt the D sizes are for men since the shoes they are selling are for women.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012 8:36:53 AM PST
curundugirl says:
D is for men's sizes. And yes, there are men out there that wear women's shoes.

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 8:57:38 PM PST
J. Collins says:
Actually the D refers to the width. M is medium width and D is for wide width. I know this for a fact because I can only buy shoes with a wide width in order for them to fit properly.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 10:45:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 10:47:07 AM PDT
Y. Patel says:
Accordind to the amazon shoe size chart D or M means medium and W or 2e or width. B and N or small. XW or 3e or XL.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 3:35:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2012 3:35:33 PM PDT
Frank N says:
J. Collins, your post doesn't make any sense.

If M is medium width and D is wide width, how does size "9.5 (D)M US" exist?
According to your definition "9.5 (D)M US" would mean "9.5 wide-width medium-width".

How can a shoe's width be both medium and wide?

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 2:32:55 PM PDT
The answer to all your shoe size/width question are at the bottom of the following link....

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 11:58:57 AM PDT
scatterbrain says:
hello im trying to buy a pair of puma cycles .. i need size 9.5 .. when try to find my size all i find is this------------------> 8 US/9.5 D US D US <----WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN ?

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 1:46:48 PM PDT
Sal Arce says:
Men's Width Chart
X-Narrow Narrow Medium Wide X-Wide
4A, 3A, 2A, A B(N), C D(M) E, 2E 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E
*Standard narrow is B(N) because B and N are the most common narrow width designations; C is the width in between narrow and medium; Standard medium is D(M) because D and M are the most common medium width designations

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 8:08:36 PM PDT
scatterbrain says:
thank you sal arce but im still confused .. if i order this --------------------> 8 US/9.5 D US D US <-- will i recieve a 9.5 shoe ??? i need a 9.5 shoe .. please reply .

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 6:44:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2013 6:45:49 PM PDT
Nai-Ning Kuo says:
So go to this kink and scroll down to the bottom you will see the detail explanations of your question. I was as confused ad you are until I saw the link. Part of it says "d (m)" means the most common width for midumn width.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2013 7:41:16 PM PDT
Devin Hughes says:
D is not a wide width. Wide widths begin at E!

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2013 7:43:22 PM PDT
Devin Hughes says:
Finally a straight answer!

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 9:45:24 AM PDT
A. Parker says:
What does 9.5 M mean in toddler shoes? Does the M stand for months?

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 6:49:08 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2013 11:30:31 AM PDT
scatterbrain says:
9.5 (DM) US is a regular 9.5 meduim witdh shoe ...

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 7:43:30 AM PST
Teeky3 says:
Here is the shoe chart for men:
Xtra Narrow - 4A, 3A, 2A
Narrow - B (N), C
Medium - D(M)
Wide - E, 2E
Xtra Wide - 3E,. 4E, 5E, 6E

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 4:37:38 PM PDT
jose says:
that the difference between sizes 2 and between dm in about sneakers

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2014 4:55:45 PM PDT
Mike says:
d andm mean the same thing in the usa - medium or standard width

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 9:02:33 PM PDT
Ray says:
Finally found a site that explains clearly. Even then, I cannot figure out the difference between D and D(M) US, since some of the shoes here are listed in both these options for men. Surprisingly shoe manufacturers or even Amazon does not make an effort to explain something that they created. The sizing chart next to the size option does not explain this either. As far, I understand D is for standard, D(M) for standard medium - but which one of them is wider- no idea; nor do I understand why D(M) is always followed by US. What should take me 5 mins to order now requires a PhD research on the web.

Anyway, here's the link
For more curiosity, go here

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 1:41:10 PM PDT
Philip Cruz says:

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2014 12:17:21 AM PDT
NR says:
Easiest thing is to define inches for each shoe nomenclature. .eg
size DM will fit normal feet of x inch width and y inch length..I dint understand
why we hv different sizing in diff countries for clothes shoes
Etc..why cant it be uniform..
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