Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by nViATi, Oct 24, 2005.
Is the only difference between Mens and Womens shoes the sizing?
Size length is typically off by a size and a half. Women's shoes also tend to offer a narrower fit.
Men shows are generally wider, and there is approximately two sizes difference between men and women shoe sizing. For example, if a woman wears a size 9 she must size down two sizes, size 7, in men shoes. So a woman wearing size in 9 in women, and can wear men shoe in size 7.
I heard that the Barricade IIIs are a bit wider than the Barricade IIs. Does this mean that the womens Barricade IIIs should be about as wide as a mens Barricade II?
More than conversions.
What's funny is usually the only difference is size and proportions, but in some cases like dress shoes it's arch placement and the amount of stress and weight the shoe is designed to widthstand. Men's arches are generally more forward than womens and the areas that have more stress are in different places so as far as wearing mens versus womens or the other way around it's not just size conversions and in some cases it's not just a size and a half, in some cases it's 1 or 2 sizes difference as well as womens shoes not being able to properly support a mans foot in the places he needs support.
Not sure on the width comparison of a men's B2 compared to a women's B3. However, as stated before, length fit will be off by a size and a half. For instance, a size 10.5 women's would be the equivalent of a size 9 men's shoe. Both the men's and women's B3 shoes feature the same stability features, I'm just not sure if they are built around the same last.
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