How Do You Measure Feet for Ballet Shoes?

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Measuring your feet for ballet shoes is an important part of getting the right fit. Ballet shoes should fit snugly, not too tight or too loose, and provide good support while still allowing you to move freely. To get the perfect fit, you need to measure your feet accurately.

Step One:

Take off any shoes you’re wearing and stand on a piece of paper with your heel against a wall.

Trace around your foot with a pen or pencil, then measure the length of your foot from the longest toe to the heel using a ruler. Make sure to measure in inches, rather than centimeters for more accuracy. Write down this measurement as it will be used when ordering ballet shoes.

Step Two:

Measure the width of your foot by taking the widest point across your toes and measuring straight across with a ruler in inches. Again, make sure to write this number down.

Step Three:

Measure the circumference of your ankle by wrapping a measuring tape around it while standing up straight. This measurement is also important when it comes to ordering ballet shoes.

Step Four:

Compare these measurements against a sizing chart online or provided by the store where you’re purchasing your ballet shoes from, and select the size that most closely matches them.


Measuring feet for ballet shoes is not difficult but requires some patience and accuracy. Make sure to take all three measurements (length, width and circumference) before ordering so that you get a perfect fit that allows you to move freely without any discomfort or pain.