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Sizes & Widths

What shoe size do I need?

The European shoe sizing system involves whole sizes, which are also known as ""French sizes"", ""European sizes"" or ""German shoe sizes"". This is the most frequently used system in Europe, and most of us are very familiar with our European shoe size (or ""German shoe size"").
As the graduation in whole sizes can sometimes be too imprecise for an exact fit, we also offer many of our models in half sizes. Here, we use the ""English shoe size system"". To ensure that you can always find the right ara shoe size for you, we have created a comparison table showing the various shoe size systems for reference.

British 2,5 3 3,5 4 4,5 5 5,5 6 6,5 7
European 36  36   36,5  37 37,5   38  38,5 39   40 41 
British 7,5 8 8,5 9 9,5 10 11 12 12,5  
European 41,5 42 42,5 43 44 45 46 47 48  

So you can purchase the right shoe in the right width

Most people know their precise shoe size. This is rarely the case with width. For a comfortable fit and healthy feet, however, the correct width is essential. This is how to measure your foot width: stand up straight and distribute your weight evenly across both legs. Ask someone else to place a measuring tape around the widest part of the foot. Note down the result in centimetres, and check our shoe width table.
The same is true for both your shoe size and shoe width: if you are between two sizes, err on the side of caution and select the larger size. This means that you feet will always have enough space.


Our shoe widths

In our table, you will find shoe widths ""E"" to ""K"". The narrowest width is indicated by width ""E"". In our collection, we start with width ""F"", which is a narrow width for us. The ""ara normal width"" is width ""G"". With many brands, you will find shoe models available mainly in the normal width. These are suitable for average feet. With slightly wider feet, however, regular shoes can be too tight. This is why we are especially proud of our selection of extra-wide or comfort-width shoes. These are indicated by the letters ""H"" and ""K"", and are characterised by extra space around the toes, the ball of the foot, and the instep. But don't worry: this is a question of millimetres. Our extended widths don't stand out: even our wider pumps still look elegant!
You can find a complete overview of our models in widths ""H"" and ""K"" in our ""extra-wide"" category.

Individual calf widths with ara knee-high boots

Our customers are just as varied and individual as their legs. Our ara knee-high boots offer exceptional comfort thanks to their perfect fit. As with our shoe widths, we also cater for different calf widths in our range of boots. Our customers can choose between calf widths S - XXL."

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