We attempt to be as accurate as possible in describing the sizing of our shoes in each product description. To ensure a proper fit, please use our size chart below.
Regarding toe space as it relates to fit: always remember that the length of the shoe has little bearing on the fit as some shoes do feel different from others based on toe shape.
The correct way to fit the shoe is to use a “ball and heel” fit where the wide part of the foot fits in the wide part of the shoe. The fit across the foot is the key as this is what holds the foot in place. When trying shoes on always feel where the ball of the foot is located in the shoe as this is the part of the forefoot that makes contact with the floor first.DISCLAIMER
Please note, sizes vary from style to style and measurements are intended as a guide only.
When comparing two different shoes you should know that, despite their external differences, the inner shape is the key element when it comes to fitting.
See below a comparison between two Wholecut shoes as an example, both with the same size (42 EU).
The one on the left is made using the Zurigo Last (rounded toe) and the other one uses the Savile and Belgravia Last (long chisel toe).
As you can see, the long and narrow toe shape of the Savil & Belgravia lasts generates a larger blind / unused space at the toe. How much space you have in front of the toe varies depending on the type of shoe and its toe shape.
That is why, even though the shoe on the right is 1 cm ( 3/8 in) longer (total length measured from the heel to the tip of the toe) both shoes are effectively the same size.
Admittedly, there's no point in comparing the fitting of two different shoes only based on their total length.