Shoe selection Myth: “A manufacturer’s shoe size is always uniform.”

Even if lengths of a LOWA shoe size are roughly identical, shoes sizes are not standardised. This can result in minor differences in size from category to category and from footwear manufacturer to footwear manufacturer. Furthermore, the shape of the shoe plays an important role in the perception of size. A narrow shape makes the shoe appear smaller, while a wide shape tends to make the shoe appear larger. Of course, your feet also change during the course of your life. As you get older, they get wider and longer. That’s why LOWA recommends you should always try on shoes and check your size in the shop before you buy them. When trying on shoes at a retailer, you should also remove the inner soles and stand on them. This tells you very quickly whether your feet have enough room. A brief guide is provided by the Table of Shoe Sizes on the website.

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”Your best bet is to try shoes on during the afternoon, as your feet swell a little during the course of the day.”

Arthur | LOWA Manager Service Department