Should you size up if you have wide feet?
Shoes should fit comfortably in the width as well as the length, but too often, we make up for a narrow fit by buying footwear that’s a half or even full size larger.
Do insoles make shoes tighter?
While insoles don’t physically make a shoe smaller, they fill out the empty space between your feet the inside of the shoe. Insoles are also a way to keep shoes fresh as they can be taken out and cleaned. Plus, they can be used together with toe inserts when shoes are too big, providing additional support.
What’s the difference between 9.5 and 10 shoe size?
The difference between a size 9.5 and 10 shoe is 1/6 of an inch. The difference between sizes in whole sizes is about 1/3 of an inch. This measurement was called a ““Barley corn” in the old days.
Is 9.5 shoe size small?
Yes, it is possible, size 9 would be considered kind of small for a 5ft 10in guy though. I’m a 5ft 10 in tall guy, and I usually wear a US Men’s size 10 (9.5 in UK Men’s size). Sometimes, depending on the style or brand, I have to size up or down to a US Men’s 10.5 or 9.5.