How to Find Your Right Sock Size for a Super Snug Fit

find the right sock size

Let’s not sugarcoat it. Finding your sock size is not easy. This is even more complicated with kids as they grow out of socks super fast.

Moreover, the right sock sizes are different for men, women, and kids. The sock sizes differ for different age groups as well.

Sounds confusing? Do not fret.

I wrote this guide to resolve the complexity involved in finding the right sock size. This guide will help you get socks that are true to your feet size.

Here is a quick overview of how to find your right sock size:

  1. First, you need a number to start with. It could be your foot length from heel to largest toe in inches, your current shoe size, or the age in the case of kids.
  2. Next, run the number through the charts given in this guide to find a matching sock size in the US metrics.
  3. Last, use the same charts to convert the US sock size into the UK, AUS, or EU numbers.

In the USA, socks sizes are measured in inches. So, it is crucial you measure your foot length in inches only. Your total foot length in inches is your right sock size.

You can use a regular measuring tape to find out your right foot length from heel to largest toe. If you need some help, follow my guide on how to measure your foot

Alternatively, If you want to start with your shoe size, it is usually embossed on the outsole of your boots. Take a note of the number and proceed with this guide.

How to Find Sock Size for Men, Women, and Kids

find right sock size for men, women, and kids

Socks are stretchable pieces of clothing. So, you can not determine a rigid number for your right sock size. You have to find a range of sock size that your feet fall in. Read on to know the details.

Find Sock Size for Men

Finding sock size for men starts with either foot length from heel to largest toe in inches or current shoe size number. You can use whichever of the two you have handy at the moment. Run the number through the chart given below to find your right sock size.

US/CAN Shoe SizeUK/AUS Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeSock Size (Inches)
4-7.53-735-399-11
8-12.58-1240-4612-13
12.5+12+46+14+

Find Sock Size for Women

Same way, finding sock size for women also starts with either foot length from heel to largest toe in inches or current shoe size number. You can use whichever of the two you have handy at the moment. Run the number through the chart given below to find your right sock size.

US/CAN Shoe SizeUK/AUS Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeSock Size (Inches)
5-103-835-419-11
10.5-139-1142-4512-13
13+11+45+14+

Find Sock Size for Kids

Finding sock size for kids is a bit complicated. Kids grow super fast. So, using the foot length of your kid to find his socks size is not a viable solution. Instead, use the current age of your kid to find the right sock size for him. The chart below will help you do that.

AgeUS/CAN Shoe SizeUK/AUS Shoe SizeEU Shoe SizeSock Size (Inches)
1-3 Months0-10-½15-160-4
3-12 Months2-31-2½17-184½-5½
1-2 Years4-63-618-215½-6½
2-3 Years7-97-922-256½-7½
3-7 Years10-1210-1226-297½-8½
7-10 Years12+12+29+8½+

What If You Have Feet of Larger Than Typical Length

long feet sock size

A few of my readers may have feet size larger than the range specified in the charts above. In such a case, here are my two cents for you:

Men

If your feet are larger than the range given in the men’s chart above, you can go with XXL or king-size socks. There are many brands that manufacture such sizes. Or, you can knit one for yourself.

Women

If your feet are larger than the range given in the women’s chart above, try men’s sizes. Men’s and women’s socks are the same these days, barring any aesthetic differences.

Kids

If your kid’s feet are larger than the range given in the kid’s chart above, try women’s small socks for girls and men’s small socks for boys. Their feet have grown enough to fit into them.

What’s Next

I agree with you that finding your right sock size is an intensive process. But, if you take up the challenge, you will end up with socks that wrap around your feet like a second skin. This perk is well worth the effort.

After determining your right sock size, your next obvious step should be to find quality socks for yourself. Start your search from my collection of the best boot socks. I am certain you will fall in love with them. Thanks!

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Liam Scout

Liam Scout

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