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Measure your foot in CENTIMETERS first, before ordering!
on April 2, 2013
Okay, I just received my boots. They are soft and lovely, even nicer looking than the picture. I read the reviews and I ordered 8.5. Most of my dress shoes are this size, athletic shoes are typically a 9. I have narrow-ish feet and figured this would be fine. NO NO NO! They are WAY too small. I was irritated with the retailer for a bit, but then decided I should try to be fair, before I gave some poor clerk what for. I noticed the boots were sized a British size 6 and looked up a shoe size conversion chart, and found a British 6 is an American 8.5. Then I saw the Japanese sizing and noted that those sizes were based on true measurement in Centimeters. I measured my foot and found it to be 25.5 centimeters, corresponding to a 9.5 in American sizes. All I can figure is that Clark's are really true to size, and that many other shoes are not, thereby accounting for the discrepancy in my regular shoes. I wish the retailer had made a stronger point of this on their description of the boot, as I would have measured before ordering. Now I will be out an extra $20, somewhat negating the terrific price I found on Amazon. But still, the prices are much cheaper than other sites, so I just wanted to issue a buyer BEWARE. Measure your feet with a tape measure in centimeters and google a conversion chart. You will need your industry standard TRUE size, unless of course, you enjoy spending extra money on return AND exchange shipping. Or maybe you like to go to post offices and hit on the civil servants. No judgement, I know a lot of ladies that like a man in a uniform...
I will try and remember to update this saga when I receive my true size and put some wear and tear on the boots.