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Toms Shoes Sizing Guide – Finding the Right Size

Since 2006, Toms has come out with a variety of footwear styles for men, women and kids and has given more than 35 million pairs of shoes to children in need.  Here is a guide to finding your perfect-fititng pair so you can help Toms help others.

Toms Shoes run true to size which means that they are sized according to the US standard. This also means that Toms don’t fit smaller or larger than a standard shoe and are only available in medium width. When looking at the insoles of a pair of Toms, you will notice a letter and a number on the inside sole of the shoe. The number indicates the size and the letter indicates whether it is sized “M” for men, “W” for women or kids (“Y” for youth or “T” for tiny).   The “W” does NOT stand for wide.  Below is a detailed shot of one of each of the different size of Toms. If you zoom in the pic you will see the letter.


If you are usually in-between shoe sizes, I recommend going with the smaller size because within a few days they will stretch slightly to conform to your feet.

Knowing how to go from men’s to women’s sizing and vice versa. For example if a guy wants the Women’s Classic Toms in Pink Glitter (don’t worry you’re secret’s safe with us) you would add 1.5 to your size to get the women’s size. So if you, the dude, wear a 10 you would need to order a women’s 11.5. Get it? Just reverse it if you want to go from women’s to men, subract 1.5 from the women’s size to get the men’s size. Keep in mind that men’s shoes run slightly wider than women’s shoes.

To give you a better idea on sizing I interviewed a couple people at work to see what size Toms shoes they wear and what size do they normally wear with other brands.

The Dude, AKA Fafa: Normally wears size 11 for most of his branded shoes. Also wears a size 11 in Toms.

Chopra (Female): Normally wears either a size 7.5 or 8 in all her shoes. She is a size 7.5 for toms (possibly because of the stretch factor!)

Monica (Female, seems obvious but you can never be too sure these days) :  Normally wears a size 7 in all her shoes. She is still a 7 in toms! Unless you want to hook her up with a free pair in which case she can go up or down half a size.

Anonymous male co-worker : Wears 12 for everything, including toms.

The general consensus between the staff here at Dress Code: order the size you normally wear for most of your shoes and you should be ready to stomp!

You may also need to compare sizes in other countries. Here is a chart for US, UK, EU, and Japanese sizes for men, women and kids:

7 6 40 25
8 7 40.5 26
8.5 7.5 41 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
13 12 46 30.5
14 13 47.5 31.5
5 3 35.5 22
5.5* 3.5 36 22.5
6 4 36.5 23
6.5 4.5 37 23.5
7 5 37.5 24
7.5 5.5 38 24.5
8 6 38.5 25
8.5 6.5 39 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 41 26.5
10 8 42 27
11 9 42.5 28
12* 10 43.5 29
12.0 11.0 30.0 18.1
12.5 11.5 30.5 18.5
13.0 12.0 31.0 18.9
13.5 12.5 31.5 19.3
1.0 13.0 32.5 19.7
1.5 13.5 33.0 20.2
2.0 1.0 34.0 20.6
2.5 1.5 34.5 21.0
3.0 2.0 35.0 21.4
3.5 2.5 35.5 21.9
4.0 3.0 36.0 22.3
4.5 3.5 36.5 22.7
5.0 4.0 37.5 23.1
5.5 4.5 38.0 23.6
6.0 5.0 39.0 24.0
6.5 5.5 23.0 13.4
7.0 6.0 23.5 13.8
7.5 6.5 24.0 14.2
8.0 7.0 24.5 14.7
8.5 7.5 25.5 15.1
9.0 8.0 26.0 15.5
9.5 8.5 26.5 15.9
10.0 9.0 27.0 16.4
10.5 9.5 28.0 16.8
11.0 10.0 28.5 17.2
11.5 10.5 29.0 17.6

Check out all our styles and sizes here and find a pair that’s right for you. Also, be sure to check out our article on how to properly rock your toms. 

Size Guide: Scotch & Soda

This will be a quick emphasis on the different fits of apparel from “Amsterdam Couture” brand, Scotch & Soda. We’ve had a lot of people with questions regarding sizing on shirts and non-denim pants, due to their constant use of unique materials and their intricate craftsmanship. I will quickly touch on some different fitting garments within Scotch & Soda’s collection.

Though Scotch claims their garments fit true to size, there’s always exceptions when dealing with garments that use delicate materials like cashmere, silk, and velvet. This is especially true if you’re aiming for a certain style of fit, whether it’s a baggy style you’re going for or a slim, more tailored look. S&S states in their size chart, “If your measurement is in between two sizes, order the smallest size for a tighter fit or the bigger size for a looser fit.” Seems straight forward, but how do you know which size to get for your body shape? Well for starters, it is extremely helpful to know your body measurements when deciding on a fit that suits you. That information will also allow you to play around with sizing easier, when looking for baggy or slim fitting shirts.

When delicate materials come into the picture, people that are in between sizes also tend to be unsure of which size to go with. Sure, I’m usually always a size Large in shirts myself, but I also hate buying shirts that never fit the same after a single wear/wash because of the specific cut of the shirt/shrinkage in the dryer. To help prevent this problem, I recommend referring to Scotch & Soda’s Product Care Guide on their website for any materials you may be unsure about. Here are some examples of a few different fitting garments we carry:

Cotton Tee:

For cotton tees, I’d recommend going with your usual size. They do seem to have a slightly slimmer fit but doesn’t appear to effect proportions between sizes.


For non-flannel button-ups like this shirt above, I recommend your normal size. However, this style shirt has higher cut arm-holes for the purpose of the style shirt it is, so if you want a bit of a looser fit in the arms sizing up will do the trick.


For crochet sweaters and other delicates alike, I strongly urge you check their product care guide upon reaching your final size decision.