footwear sizing information

One thing we’ve learnt since the she wear story began, and that is … fitting feet is not an exact science!  We are all different shapes and sizes and that includes our feet!!  Narrow feet, thicker ankles, high arches, wide toes .. all things that can affect the fit of footwear!  We have put together this guide (in conjunction with 5 years of data and feedback from our customers) to help you make a selection but please note, we cannot guarantee sizing and for that reason, we are more than happy to exchange if your ordered size is not right for you (full price products only).  We only receive a small percentage of returns as this guide is quite comprehensive, so please take the time to read through .. it really will help!  Please also make yourself familiar with our warranty/returns page.

We are happy to help, so if you are unsure, please contact us and we’ll give you our opinion! 🙂  Sizing information is also stated on the individual product pages. Please disregard sizings of other branded work boots .. we specify our sizing on what you would wear in your normal every day shoes.  Please also note you may be different sizes between our different styles, so if you have purchased she wear footwear before but are looking at a different style, please carefully read this guide.

sizing & fitting notes for our women’s leather safety and fashion ranges

PU/rubber sole zip lace up boot range (“she achieves”) and hiker style lace up (“she does”) : 

 

 

 

  • Our PU/rubber sole ranges are based on a standard sized woman’s fitting and these 2 styles are true to size.
  • If your usual shoe size for example is a AU7/EU38, then generally you will require the same size boot.  If you are a half size, we recommend to choose the size larger.
  • Both of these styles suit all foot types (inc narrow and wider feet) however due to the design of the “she does” upper, we find ladies with wider feet love this style.
  • Please note, socks can also make a difference of about half a size so when you first wear your boots, try a variety of socks to ensure comfort and correct fit.
  • These 2 styles have been specifically designed for women on their feet all day so perfect for a range of roles and activities are extremely lightweight.

 

PU/TPU pull on boot (“she strives” & “she inspires”)  and sneaker (“she moves”) :

  • Our PU/TPU sole ranges are based on a standard sized woman’s fitting but please note, these 3 styles are slightly smaller fittings than the above as they have been designed to wear with thinner socks.
  • If your usual shoe size for example is a AU7/EU38, then generally you will require the same size.  If you are a half size or have a wide foot, we recommend to choose the size larger. If you are between sizes (eg. sometimes a AU7/EU38 and sometimes a AU8/EU39), choose the size larger.
  • Please note, socks can also make a difference of about half a size so when you first wear your boots, try a variety of socks to ensure comfort and correct fit.
  • In our experience, very narrow feet and/or ankles are not suited to elastic sided pull on boots.  We’d suggest either our lace up or zip lace up boots.

Please note, your new pull on boots should take some effort to put on when you first start wearing them.  A boot that simply slides on and off will provide you no comfort or support and will not wear as well in the long term.  You should not have to struggle harshly to get the boot on, but you should have to exert some effort in both putting the shoe on and taking it off.  You will likely notice the boot slips slightly at the heel, this is natural. Pull on boots will usually slip on the heel to a small degree until the heel counter begins to shape to your heel.  Be advised however that excessive slippage generally means you have the incorrect size.

Original welted rubber sole lace up boot range (“she can” ~ original) : 

  • Our original “she can” range of safety work boots are a larger than average fitting and are designed to wear with thick socks.They are approx a 1/2 size bigger fitting than a standard woman’s shoe size.
  • If your usual shoe size is for example AU7/EU38, then generally you will require the same size boot. If you are a half size, we recommend to choose the size smaller.  If you are on the cusp of 2 sizes, take the smaller size. 
  • Socks can also make a difference of about half a size so when you first wear your boots, try a variety of socks to ensure comfort and correct fit. 
  • This style is the largest fitting in our she wear footwear range .. all other styles are truer to a standard every day shoe size. (No refunds and no exchanges on “she can” sale.)

Updated welted rubber sole lace up boot range (“she can” ~ water resistant upper and “she works” ~ water resistant upper) : 

  • Our updated “she can” (water resistant upper) and “she works” (water resistant upper) boots are a standard woman’s shoe size however are smaller fittings than some of our other styles.
  • If your usual shoe size is for example AU7/EU38 then generally you will require the same size boot (if you are a half size or wear thick socks, go up a size).
  • Not recommended for wider feet.
  • Please note our new updated design is a smaller fitting than our original “she can” range. (No refunds and no exchanges on the “she can” sale.)

Welted rubber sole pull on boot range (“she will” and “she leads”) : 

  • This range is based on a standard sized woman’s fitting and are designed to wear with thinner socks (like our sports compression socks).
  • If your usual shoe size for example is a AU7/EU38, then generally you will require the same size boot.  If you are a half size, we recommend to choose the size larger.
  • Please note, socks can also make a difference of about half a size so when you first wear your boots, try a variety of socks to ensure comfort and correct fit.
  • Pull on boots can be more difficult to fit than lace ups, as there is no way to manipulate the fit.  In our experience, very narrow feet and/or ankles are not suited to elastic sided pull on boots (we’d suggest either our lace up boots or our zip lace up “she achieves” boot if you prefer an easy on/off option). (No refunds and no exchanges on the “she will” sale.)

Please note, your new “she will” and “she leads” pull on boots should take some effort to put on when you first start wearing them.  A boot that simply slides on and off will provide you no comfort or support and will not wear as well in the long term.  You should not have to struggle harshly to get the boot on, but you should have to exert some effort in both putting the shoe on and taking it off.  You will likely notice the boot slips slightly at the heel, this is natural. pull on boots will usually slip on the heel to a small degree until the heel counter begins to shape to your heel.  Be advised however that excessive slippage generally means you have the incorrect size.  Pull on boots will stretch more than lace up versions.

sizing & fitting notes for our “she reigns” rubber gum boot range

All our gum boot styles have slightly different fits.  Comprehensive sizing information is included on each individual product page.  We suggest to measure your foot as per the instructions rather than referring to your usual shoe size.

sizing & fitting notes for our kid’s leather boots

junior by she wear range : 

Our junior by she wear range is in European sizing from size 25 (approx age 2-3) to size 35. please click here for juniorbyshewearsizeguide for instructions on how to measure for your child’s size and an approx conversion to AU sizes.

workwear sizing information

As we stock several workwear brands, sizing information, guidelines and our suggestions can be found on the individual products.   We only stock women’s fit workwear .. we don’t believe in unisex or men’s fit for women!  The only exception to this rule are hi vis vests.  If you require any assistance with workwear sizing, please contact us.

We don’t hold stock of all items listed on our website.  It does state if an item is a “special order item” and we can very easily process a phone/email order (turn around is approx 1-2 weeks).  If we don’t have your size available on our website on our standard products, please contact us to place an order.