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Does size 7/40 exist anymore?

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IJustLostTheGame Wed 18-May-16 17:18:02

I am having problems finding shoes that fit.
I used to buy a 7 or a 40 and they were generally fine.
But now 40 seems to be uncomfortably small, not 'stretch in' small but half a size too wee hurting small. A 41 is flappily miles too big even with inner soles.
Has sizing changed or have my feet gone weird?

BringMeTea Wed 18-May-16 18:21:22

I have noticed that 7 = 41 more than it used to. I got some Massimo Dutti what I thought were 7s and they were boatlike. Weird.

KittensandKnitting Wed 18-May-16 18:25:15

M&S 7 always fit me, always have smile

Occasionally need a 7.5 but rarely but I do have slightly wide feet I think?

Palomb Wed 18-May-16 18:27:23

I always thought 40 was 6.5?

Tanaqui Wed 18-May-16 19:00:13

Yes- suddenly people describe 41 as an 8, and it always used to be a 7- and they look at you like you are mad if you say so! I was always a 7/41, but now often need a 40- but not always which makes online shoe shopping hideous!

lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 18-May-16 19:05:33

The European and UK sizes dont match exactly so there is about one size lost ad you go up the sizes. This is often why women's sizes are UK size +33 and the men's +34, so a woman's 7 would be a 40 but a men's a 41. It's bonkers.
I have the same problem at the opposite end of the scale as I'm a size 34.5. I can often get away with a UK 3 (a 35.5) but so many places now call a 36 a three. It's a total PITA. Use one or the other, don't pretend a single shoe is two incompatible sizes!

Placeinthesun Wed 18-May-16 19:09:47

I swear that a 42 used to be an 8 in women's, now I'm always told 41is an 8 and they never for so now I am a size 9 or a "42 eight". I know that only a few brands will reliably be big enough now.... Fly London in a 42, Converse in a 9, Reiker 42 Etc. I may be in denial about being a 9 not just a "large eight".

GlowWine Wed 18-May-16 19:09:50

I've been a 40 all my life (grew up outside uk) and that should translate to 6.5 . Now half-sizes seem to be disappearing in place so I wear mostly 7 now and officially that's 41. Not a big problem as I mostly wear lace-ups. More wiggling space for my toes.
Except for Clarks, where a 6.5 is generally too small.

BestIsWest Wed 18-May-16 20:11:21

41 is not an 8. 42 is an 8.

maggiethemagpie Wed 18-May-16 22:07:11

I'm a 40 - a 'small 7' as I'd say. Impossible to say if shoes are getting smaller or I am getting bigger as my feet size changed during pregnancy/weight gain only just got back to my pre pregnancy weight.

Some shoes fit, some don't, same for everyone really.

Mrs9C Wed 18-May-16 22:53:20

It's infuriating! A 7/41 is my perfect size, but 8/41 is miles too big - and 7/40 in same brand too small....can't figure it out.

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