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Know your size - Nike Sizing Guide

February 3, 2023 7:05 PM
Know your size - Nike Sizing Guide

Nike Sizing Guide? For what? Everybody knows it and everybody has had experience with it. You order a couple of new kicks from Nike and wait in anticipation for your friends from DHL. You unpack the package, open the shoe box, can't wait to get your new "babies" on and then the shock: the shoe is either too big or too small for you. It squeezes at the side or your toes, and and and and… The disappointment is great and you have to send the package back, for better or worse. Bad for the environment - bad for your heart. ?

So that this doesn't happen to you anymore & we can do something good for our environment together, we have created a sizing guide for you. Today we'll show you your favorite Nike models and tell you exactly how each one fits.

How to determine your own shoe size

First of all, it is important to determine your own shoe size. When you order sneakers online, it is not as easy as when you walk into a shoe shop and can try on the shoe on the spot.

Here is what you need to measure your own shoe size:

  • 2 sheets of A4 paper
  • A pencil
  • A ruler

How to calculate the dimensions of your foot:

Take a sheet of paper and the pencil, choose a wall you can stand upright against, and put your heel all the way up against it. It is best to put on the socks you will also wear in your new shoes. Secure the sheet of paper to the floor with tape or your weight and stand on it with your heel against the wall. It is best to ask someone to draw around your foot with the pencil. Once you have a nice outline, grab a ruler and measure the distance from the heel to the tip of your big toe. Record this result in centimetres.

Repeat this process on your other foot too. It may sound duplicate, but for many people, the sizes differ from one foot to another. Then take the largest foot as a reference to determine your shoe size using the appropriate table. Remember that information from different manufacturers may differ and therefore you should always follow their size charts.

You can use each brand's size charts to find the perfect shoe size by comparing it to your measured size. But beware! Many styles differ in fit, even if the brand is the same. Manufacturers often write this in the description.

⬇️ Here you can find Nike's size charts ⬇️

Sizing guide for your favourites from Nike

Nike Air Max 1

With this model it is generally very easy to find the right size, because the Air Max 1 fits true to size. This means that the standard Nike size chart applies to this model and you can easily find your EU & US shoe size by your foot length. However, the Air Max 1 is also a rather narrow cut shoe. It could cause discomfort with extremely wide feet in the long run.

Conclusion: true to size / size up 1/2 a size for wide feet

Nike Air Force 1

There are again a few things to consider when choosing the right Air Force 1. Depending on the model and the upper material used, the sizes of the shoe vary slightly. The classic Air Force 1 '07 fits true to size in length, as described. Nevertheless, especially the popular models with leather uppers can be very tight at the beginning. Here we recommend a size up by half a size bigger. For people with extremely wide feet we would even recommend to buy a whole shoe size bigger.

Conclusion: true to size, with wide feet: size up

Nike Air Huarache

The Nike Air Huarache was always a problem child when it came to sizing. When you try the shoe on, you notice immediately that you can't reach the back of the outsole with your heel. This is because the buckle is much further forward than the actual end of the shoe. Due to this reason, in the case of the huarache, it was always common to buy one size bigger. Of course, this also depends on the material, but in general, it is in any case possible to "upsize" a half to whole size.

Conclusion: size up by half a size to a full shoe size

Nike Air Max 720

The newer Air Max with the largest Air Unit yet is different from its ancestors, as most Air Max models fit true to size. For the Air Max 720, however, you should order half a size larger. If you have wide feet you should be careful, because this silhouette also has a very narrow fit. So…size up! At least by half a shoe size.

Conclusion: size up by half a size to a full shoe size

For more sizing guides for your favourite sneaker models, visit the Sneaker Sizing Guide page.