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Question: Bodyline shoes/sizing 
16th-Oct-2009 10:51 pm

With Mr. Yan's furious-like-shit sale and cheaper-than-DHL (oh my! but is it as fast?) EMS shipping going on, I am purchasing some shoes from Bodyline.
However, the sizing boggles me! I usually wear a UK 6 (which I believe is a US 8, yes I know, hueg liek xbox feets) and the sizing according to that is 25.
When I measure my feet I come up with 23.5cm... which is apparently a size 4, a size I can never recall being. Ever.

Is Bodyline's sizing chart just off - should I order a 23.5 in confidence or spring for a size larger? Are they generally roomy?

For reference, these are the ones I am thinking of getting although there are these gorgeous Vivienne Westwoods that are staring at me from Selfridge's window.
TL;DR: Your "normal" shoe size, your Bodyline shoe size, and other shoe sizing malarkey.

NB: Yes, I have used the search function; however I was hoping for a few more answers from others who may have experience with BL's shoes.
(Also, if I could I would tag this so others could find it useful, but I can't! sorry :()

General concensus on Bodyline's shoe sizing
Order your shoes by the CM, but keep in mind that they tend to run half a size too big.
16th-Oct-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
You should go with your CM measurement, make 100% sure you're measuring your foot correctly.

I have ordered 2 pairs of heart buckle replicas from Body Line.
My US shoe size is 9-9.5 when I measure my foot I come up with 25.5 Sometimes 26CM
When I ordered my shoes Body Line did not have 25.5 as an option, so I ordered size 25 and size 26 to make sure I'd get something that would fit. 25 fit perfectly, but my feet were swimming in size 26.
16th-Oct-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
It does sound like they are pretty roomy then! I may go for their teeny tiny shoes. It's so strange though, because I've purchased shoes in JP which are size 26, which fit me great!
16th-Oct-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
go by cm. bodyline says i'm way too small by their charts too XO
16th-Oct-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Xxxtreme vanity sizing! Thanks for your input hun :D
16th-Oct-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
hey hun, I asked this question a while ago and after consideration I, i got my size wich is a uk size 7, when i tried them on i was amazed, they were a perfect fit, infact there was room for an insole to make them softer. I measured my feet to check theyd fit, ive always been a size 7, if i were you id order your shoe size that you wear eveyday, I hope that helps, x
16th-Oct-2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, I was going to go by CM and now you threw me for a loop! Thank you loads for your input, I really appreciate it :)
16th-Oct-2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'm also a UK 6, and I followed their sizing chart and ended up with a pair of shoes that fit pretty nicely.
I have a feeling that there might be discrepancies between the different styles of shoe, but the ones I bought were pretty similar to yours, for the record.
16th-Oct-2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ooh, so just for clarification did you order the 25s?
16th-Oct-2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think you could be a 6UK & measure 23.5CM. I wear a 5UK & wear a 24.5CM/L size shoes. I have these 24.5CM shoes from them which fit perfectly if that helps. :)
17th-Oct-2009 07:53 am (UTC)
That's so weird. I've measured them like 10 times to make sure and it keeps coming up 23.5, tip of my big toe to the very back of my heel alongside my foot! I even tried a different tape measure and ruler :(
Oh well, we will see what happens... depending on the make my shoes range from a children's 5 to an adult's 7, so maybe I have mighty morphin' power rangers feet.
17th-Oct-2009 09:52 am (UTC)
Strange special power feet LOL. But yeah, a 23.5CM shoes deffo equals around a 3/4UK. 23.5CM is a size S in Japan I believe which is very small. So if you wear a 6UK I doubt that would fit. Of yeah & most people always have one foot smaller than the other. For example I have one that's 24CM & one that's 24.5CM. So I always get 24.5CM for a good fit & sometimes put an insolve in one shoe to even things out. :)

Edited at 2009-10-17 09:54 am (UTC)
17th-Oct-2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
I think the measurement is for the very inside and not the shoe size? I measured my feet from end to big toe and I was between 22 and 22.5 but I wear size 23.5 (I'm size 4-5 UK)

I think 25 or 24.5 would be your size depending on whether you're a small size 6 or whether the heels are high (you need a bigger size for taller heels)

(Get the VWs!!! I have a slightly different style and they're seriously the best thing I ever bought XD They're very very soft and comfortable but a bit narrow
17th-Oct-2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
As soon as payday comes I am totes getting them! They have been staring at me every day. TT^TT
I love how you co-ordinated them with the chandelier print, it's so gorgeous.

I did my measuring in an odd way, maybe? I draw a line straight across a piece of paper where my big toe hit, and then another where the very back of my heel was, and then measured the length between them. I have no idea what I did wrong D:
17th-Oct-2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
That's what I did too and got the wrong size too so I wouldn't worry!

And thanks :)
17th-Oct-2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Before ordering my first BL pair of shoes, I measured my feet. They are 24 cm, but that size was sold out for the pair I wanted; so I took a risk and got the 23.5 cm ones.

They fit quite good actually (I'm sure that the 24 cm ones would have been too big), but my heels come off when I walk, though I could easily fix that by putting insoles, and now they're perfect.
17th-Oct-2009 12:13 am (UTC)
I have the same shoes in 24.5 cm, my feet measure about 24 cm and they fit me perfectly. I think it depends on the style of shoes for bodyline since the heart buckle shoes tend to run very big.
17th-Oct-2009 12:33 am (UTC)
well I'm a US 8 (and that's not huge btw, thats dead average for a woman) And I wear a 25 or 25.5 I'd say go with the small size as Bodyline runs large.
17th-Oct-2009 07:44 am (UTC)
It's huge for JP - I bought some shoes over there and had to get them in LL, which they only carried one or two pairs of! This was at a market stall, but still!
Thanks for your input, I've gone with a 24 since my left foot is a 24.5 and right foot is a 23.5... odd!
17th-Oct-2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, true, true. It sucks they don't sell many shoes past LL :(
Well I hope it works out for you!
17th-Oct-2009 12:54 am (UTC)
All my bodyline shoes run half a size large :) As in 25 is a 25.5
17th-Oct-2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Thank you hun!
17th-Oct-2009 07:58 am (UTC)
Just a note though, all my flats run a teeny bit bigger than the heels seem too, thogh they are both a tad big. Maybe like cm a cm or a few?
17th-Oct-2009 08:00 am (UTC)
A lot of people said that about the heart buckle shoes in particular, I wonder if it is the case with all of their flats? If a lot of people say this about their flats, I'll edit my post - it'll come in handy for others to know when ordering!
17th-Oct-2009 08:01 am (UTC)
Yeah the heart buckle shoes i got in white where huge. My new order is arriving Tuesday ( i estimate) and a few people are getting shoes. I'll have a look and see. Hopefully it was just that batch of heart shoes
17th-Oct-2009 01:12 am (UTC)
just a quick chip in... Bodylines shoes run .5 cm larger. So make sure you get .5 smaller than the cm measurement your foot actually is.

If your foot is 24.5 cm you need to order a 24 cm shoe.
17th-Oct-2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Go by the cmmmmmmmmmmmm~
Their CM measurements are more accurate ^^
17th-Oct-2009 01:55 am (UTC)
What about clothes? I was thinking of getting a skirt (this one) and my waist measurement is 30" but it seems the widest this skirt will take is 28.35". I heard Bodyline runs two inches too small but I really do like this skirt! Any hope for me?
17th-Oct-2009 07:49 am (UTC)
That skirt doesn't appear to have any shirring, so you might be in trouble! Generally speaking, I've had a few skirts from them that say 27" or 30" and I've gotten into them with a 32" waist, but with a lot of breathing in and control pants! XD I would say put a post out on EGL and see if any seamstresses would be willing to alter it for you. If the hips are "free" size or large enough for you, then you should be okay, but if the hip is too small then you won't get it over your butt and would have to have extra ruffles put in the bottom D: if it's just the waist that doesn't fit you can put in a rough "v" of fabric in on eac seam and it'll fit - might not look great though.
17th-Oct-2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ooo, there's shirring there, you just have to look super close in the back picture. I wanted to post the other color variations of the skirt here but with the plaid you can't see the shirring really well.

It doesn't say for hips what the sizing is but hopefully with that zipper on the side I can stll wear it.
17th-Oct-2009 03:18 am (UTC)
i ordered two pairs of shoes before, i am a UK size 6 / US size 8, and i ordered size 25cm, it fitted well with small room at the back.
17th-Oct-2009 05:11 am (UTC)
I haven't got shoes from Bodyline... yet but my feet are 23.5 and 24cm (yes -_-; 0.5cm difference XD between them) but when I tried shoes on in Japan (in the Bodyline shop) I needed a 25~ I couldn't get my feet into anything smaller XD

I think it also depends on the width of your foot or if you have a high arch! If you have narrow feet - and not a high arch I'd go by cm's... but if you have wide feet or a high arch I'd get a bigger size... if that helps... ^^;; and I just hope the Bodyline shoes I ordered won't be ridiculously too large for me D:

17th-Oct-2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Woah, Bodyline let you try stuff on?! How long ago was this? There were big angry signs saying there was no chance of trying things on :(

I have wonky feet to - I have one at 23.5 and one at 24.5! I ordered the 24, but now I wonder if I should have gone up to 25! :S (Also, just do what I did when I wore my mums heels when I was 5 and stuff tissue in the front! totes works, honest)
17th-Oct-2009 08:11 am (UTC)
XD well everyone else was trying shoes on @_@ so we did too :P but only shoes -_-;; otherwise I could've got my "Love Nadia" skirt there ;__; but I wasn't sure about the sizing *sigh*

Yeah we couldnt try clothes on either D:

Well I guess it depends - I have a very high arch ;_; and I always have issues with shoes ;__; so I figured my safest bet was getting much larger! XD They should be fine in the high heels, I just worry the heart buckle ones will be too big lol...
17th-Oct-2009 07:17 am (UTC)
I have the same problem as you do. I wear European size 38 wich should be an UK 5 /USA 6,5 - 7, and japanese 24 cm. But in my friend's 24 cm Bodyline heart buckles were too big on my feet. And guess what, if I measure myself (I can't measure it twice the same) I'm always closer to 25 than to 24.

My other friend ordered the same shoes as you want, she usually wears size 37 / UK 4,5 and she ordered the size 23, wich would be a size smaller, but it fits her like a glove.

I think foot measurments are wrong, because if you wear high heels, your whole feet is pressed togehter a bit... at least I hope so.
17th-Oct-2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, if I wear heels they tend to be a size smaller than normal, otherwise they come off when I walk!
we have wonky feet! I heard the heart buckles are huge though :)
19th-Oct-2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
I usually wear sizes 7 or 7.5, and my feet measured to be 23.5cm. I say go with what you measure. I got a .5cm size smaller and although it fits, length wise, the buckle didn't reach over my foot. There will be a little room after your toes when you put it on, don't assume that it's big and order a size smaller like I did. Good luck! :)
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