snowboard boot size
brannock shoe size
Yup, you'll need to break out the tape measure. (Please scroll for further details)
One of the key measurements in snowboard gear sizing is foot length. You will use this not only to help determine the correct boot size but also to find your binding size and to nail down the perfect board width.
It all starts with a bare foot measurement so pull off the socks and let's get started.
Kick your heels firmly back against a wall.
Evenly weight both of your feet.
For each foot mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider).
Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall for each foot. Measure in cm if possible and don't forget the fractions. They make a big difference in boot size.
You will want to use only the measurement from the larger of your feet. It is very rare that anyone's feet are exactly the same size so we need to use only the measurement from your longer foot.
That is your foot length and it is the measurement that you will want to enter by using the slider on the sizer web tool.
Snowboard boot sizing can be very confusing, especially to newer riders. Why? Aren't all foot measurements same? Sadly, no. While all are based on a foot measurement, the resulting "shoe size" conversions have huge variations.
To help show these differences we have provided tabs showing the resulting sizes you will be given for a snowboard boot based on your foot measurement and the results that would be given by the two most common methods of determining "shoe size".
Snowboard boot size: This tab will show the sizes that will be printed on your snowboard boots for the cm measurement that you enter on the boot sizer.
Brannock shoe size: A Brannock device is the most common foot measurement device that you will find at a shoe store. The Brannock tab will show the shoe sizes that will be produced by using that device.
Internet shoe size: Many internet sites also provide conversion charts or calculators that use their own conversion systems. We have assembled the data from the largest of these internet shoe stores and have provided a tab that will allow you to compare to snowboard boot sizing as well as Brannock sizing.
What's the takeaway from all of this? It is very likely that your snowboard boot size will not be equal to your "shoe size". This fact can cause a lot of confusion in the boot buying process and very often leads to the purchase of an incorrect size.
This pane contains the six common standards for footwear. The boot sizer will automatically update each of the standards on all of the tabs as you drag the slider. Some of the standards are conversions while others are straight measurements. For the snowboard boot tab these are the sizes that will be printed on the label of your snowboard boots.
USA Men's & USA Women's - This is a conversion from your foot measurement. It is the standard for foot sizing in the USA and Canada. USA Women's sizing is also used for women's shoe sizing in Australia and New Zealand.
Euro - This is a conversion from your foot measurement. It is the standard for foot sizing in Europe although it has become the world standard for certain footwear types such as cycling shoes.
Mondo - Mondopoint is your actual foot measurement in millimeters. It is the most important standard for snowboarding as it is used for designing and manufacturing all snowboard boots. It is by definition the foot measurement that the boot was designed for.
UK - This is a conversion from your foot measurement. It is the standard for foot sizing in the United Kingdom but is also used for men's shoe sizing in Australia and New Zealand.
Japan - This is your actual foot measurement in centimeters. It is the standard used throughout Asia.