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Bodyline shoe sizes, once and for all! 
8th-Feb-2012 11:07 am

I´ve heard a lot of differing opinions about bodylines shoe sizes. Actually, I think I´ve heard all possible variants now xD that they run a bit small, that they run a bit big, and that they fit exactly what they´re supposed to.

I ordered bodyline shoes once before, where I followed the idea that they run a bit big! I ordered half a size below my usual, and they were painfully small! Now, what am I supposed to do? what can I trust? I´m considering ordering a pair of platforms and a pair of rocking horses.


8th-Feb-2012 10:14 am (UTC)
I've ordered two different pairs of Bodyline shoes. The first pair I ordered, I got them a half a size smaller than my regular shoe size, and they're definitely too small(I still squeeze my dogs in them anyway XD)! The second pair I ordered in my true size, and they fit perfect! Here are the shoes I own:

first pair
second pair

I don't own any rocking horse shoes, but I just read a review where a girl ordered them half a size bigger than her normal shoe size, and they fit perfectly.

Edited at 2012-02-08 10:15 am (UTC)
8th-Feb-2012 11:16 am (UTC)
I've never ordered shoes from Bodyline personally, but one of my friends has. She told me that she ordered two pairs of shoes in the same size, and one pair was too big and the other was too small! I don't really know how accurate that is, since we don't live near one another and I can't actually see the shoes, but I feel like ordering shoes from bodyline is a gamble. :
8th-Feb-2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Always look for a review of the exact shoe model. Even if it looks similar (for examle rocking horse shoes) some runs small and some are fine:( So put the product number into google or search on community .
8th-Feb-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
I order shoes in the right size, unless I can personally try them on. That way I don't end up being the silly feeling one when they don't fit right.

My bodyline shoes fit perfectly at the correct size.
8th-Feb-2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
1. measure both of your feet in centimeters, use whichever foot is larger
2. order based on the centimeter size, not the US/UK/etc size or any conversion chart.
3. If you want reviews, look for the exact shoe you want, and look for, or ask, if the person has wide, narrow, or average width feet. Also measure the width of your feet. If your feet are wide, go with a half-size larger.

My feet measure juust a smidgen above 24.5 (meaning a 24.5 wouldn't fit), and I have gotten 3 pairs from bodyline in size 25 which all fit pretty consistently.
8th-Feb-2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
I know this might be a stupid question, but..
when measuring my feet, should I hold the measuring (I don´t know what it´s called in english XD) out in front of my foot, or should I hold it against my foot all the way from the tip of my bigtoe to my heel?
8th-Feb-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Not at all, it's a strange thing to have to do.

You actually want to trace around your foot on a sheet of paper. Then draw a rectangle around it like this:

and measure the long side of the rectangle.

The link in my post above has detailed instructions (but they are split onto pages, so you have to click 2, 3, 4, etc to view all the pages; the link in this post is to page 3.)
8th-Feb-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
It is strange.. when I measure my foot in itself, it´s 25,5-26. But when I measured my foot after I´d drawn it, it was 27. But my shoes who are a european 42, and therefore a Japanese 26 if I trust the conversion tables on google, fit. What should I trust?

Edit: Oh, now I get it :) I had to subtract about half a centimeter, so my feet ARE 26,5 or like 1/3 of 0,1 more than that XD

Edited at 2012-02-08 05:13 pm (UTC)
8th-Feb-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'm a 250-255 for bodyline, it differs for me.

I noticed that when i buy the 5cm heel ones I have to get a 255 and i couldnt fit into 250. But I have a platform one (the 11cm heel one)and i can fit into 250 for that okay. I'm wondering if its because of the angle of my foot on a taller heel which makes it able to fit a smaller size? hahah does that make sense?

I've been wondering about their RHS sizing though! anyone know anything about it?

8th-Feb-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I have had three pairs of BL shoes, 2 of which I kept.
In size 24.0. These are the first shoes I ever ordered, and I followed their size chart US 7 to 24.0. Fit well, little bit of extra room for socks. Order their giant heels and platforms at a half size up or your normal size I should think.

Then I ordered BL's heart-buckle replicas in a 24.0. (No longer on the site, I guess) They were HUGE. No idea why. HUGE. Like an 8 almost. Gave them to a friend.
Finally, ordered these in a 23.5. Fit perfectly~ After scrutinizing the int'l size charts and measuring my foot, I should be correct at 23.5.

TL;DR: Bodyline platforms/huge heels order normal size or half up. Their Rocking Horses I hear run small so order normal or up.

Edited at 2012-02-08 04:17 pm (UTC)
8th-Feb-2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
GAH!! One link works, the other doesn't. I fix one, the other breaks. >~
8th-Feb-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
When in doubt, go bigger! You can always put tissue in the tip and insoles.
8th-Feb-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
order something exactly your size. I always put insoles in if they are a bit too big.
8th-Feb-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I ordered this pair:

Like you I had read that they ran small so I ordered an half size bigger. I'm glad I did cause they are still a tiny bit on the small size.
8th-Feb-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
What shoe number is it? :)
8th-Feb-2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
192 (stupid link! I tried to send it right to the shoe pic, sorry)
8th-Feb-2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I had hoped it wasn´t the same shoes I wanted to order! XD Sigh.
8th-Feb-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
They are really cute. If I had to do it over I would have gone a full size up and got the 255 instead of the 250, those I bet would fit perfect.
8th-Feb-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
My problem is I want them in white and pink, which I can´t get if I order half a size bigger.. I´m a little confused now, though, since I read somewhere else that they fit two other people perfectly when they ordered in their own size.
8th-Feb-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
I bought the white ones in BL size 250 which I could have sworn was half size bigger then I needed. Looking at it again 250 is roughly an 8 1/2 us which is my true size. They do fit and I am fine walking around in them. My toes could use the extra room is all.
8th-Feb-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hi, I order them a half size bigger and they fit perfectly :)
9th-Feb-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I think it's different for each style.
I have lots of shoes from them, and they are all different sizes @_#
My RHS are 25, my boots are 24 and my flats are 24.5 (Which is my "regular" size).
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