Are you interested in buying a new pair of Women's Air Force 1 sneakers? These are some of Nike's most iconic shoes, with a debut that traces all the way back to 1982!
Before you start shopping, it's important to know how to get the right size. Sneakers can be an investment, and you don't want to waste time and money on a pair that doesn't fit just right.
Today, we're sharing all of the details you need to know. Read on to discover what to look for when sizing Air Force sneakers, and how to ensure yours stay comfortable on your feet.
Understand the General Fit
First, it's important to understand that as a rule, Air Force 1 sneakers are designed to fit just a little loosely. This is a chunkier silhouette than other Nike pairs, and the sizing reflects that feature.
If you don't mind a roomy feel, then you can go ahead and purchase your new kicks in your true size. While you might have a little more wiggle room than you're used to, many wearers prefer this look and find that it's super comfortable. We especially recommend this step if your feet are on the wider side.
If you want your new sneakers to fit a little more snugly, then you may prefer to size down by about half a size. This will give you a truer-to-size fit and will ensure that your Air Force 1s don't slide around on your feet. If your feet are narrow by nature, then sizing down will also help your feet feel more secure in the shoe.
Measure Your Foot
Most of us stay on top of our shoe size when we're younger. As we grow, our feet are constantly changing, and we need to re-measure frequently to make sure we're choosing the right-sized pairs.
However, there comes a point when we tend to stop measuring. Then, we become adults and assume that our shoe size is the same as it was in high school.
However, that's rarely the case. Did you know that your shoe size actually changes with age? With time and gravity, feet tend to adjust slightly over time.
That means that you might have worn a women's size 8 in college, but that's not necessarily the size you will be for the rest of your life. As the tissue on your feet becomes looser over time, your arches can begin to lower, which makes your feet slightly wider.
Our feet are also more likely to develop issues, like bunions or hammertoes, as we get older, which makes it even more important to purchase well-fitting shoes.
If it's been a while since you've measured your foot, follow these basic instructions.
- Plant one bare foot on a piece of plain paper, with your heel against the wall.
- Trace around your foot, asking someone to help you if necessary.
- Repeat these first two steps with your other foot.
- Use a ruler to measure the longest and widest parts of each foot.
For reference, write the measurements down in both inches and centimeters. Some sizing charts use one type of metric, while others use another. This way, you don't have to do too many conversions when you're shoe shopping!
Get a Professional Fitting
If you'd rather have a professional measure your feet, then you can also visit an in-person shoe store. You don't have to make a purchase there, but this is a smart way to get an accurate measurement.
These associates will have access to special tools, like a Brannock Device, that can easily measure the length, width, and arch length of your foot. If you plan on trying shoes on in the store, we recommend bringing your own socks with you so you can get a more realistic feel of how the sneaker will fit.
Read the Women's Air Force 1 Size Chart
Sneaker manufacturers produce sizing charts for every design they create, and the Air Force 1 sneaker is no exception. Before you add a new pair to your online cart, take the time to thoroughly check out the virtual sizing guide.
If you're using our website, you'll find that we include a comprehensive Size Chart in the details for each individual pair. You can find this chart on the righthand side of the menu when you click the image of the shoe.
Check out the Women's Air Force 1 Mid White, for instance. The description of this sneaker features images, size options, shipping info, authenticity data, and more. Within those sections, you'll see the Size Chart.
You'll notice that there are four different columns on the chart. They include:
- US (U.S. sizing)
- UK (Great Britain sizing)
- EU (European sizing)
- CM (centimeters)
There are differences that define each sizing standard. For example, UK shoes tend to run 2.5 numbers down from US shoes. So, a women's Air Force 1 in a US size 7 would be a UK size 4.5.
If you're looking at your UK shoe size, you can find the EU conversion by adding 33 to that number. Thus, women's UK size 3 would be an EU size 36. Sometimes, these measurements can differ by about half a size, as you can see by the UK size 5 in the Air Force 1 Mid-White, which converts to an EU size 38.5.
Always reference the sizing chart before buying a new pair of sneakers. This is especially important if you need to cross-reference one sizing standard with another.
Shop For Women's Air Force 1 Sneakers Today
Sneaker sizing can be difficult to get exactly right. Yet, it's important to take your time on this step. You want to be able to rock your new kicks with confidence, and that's hard to do if they're pinching your toes or sliding off your feet!
By following this guide, you should be able to secure the perfect pair, every time. Which type of women's Air Force 1 will you choose? We have lots of styles available in our online shop, so take a look at our full Air Force 1 collection today!