Getting your Converse sizing correct is an important part of choosing the perfect sneakers. But in order to find the perfect size, you need to find the perfect pair. So first, let us introduce you to the story behind one of the world’s most emblematic footwear brands, Converse.
Originally founded by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908 – and later made famous by the basketball player Mr Chuck Taylor - Converse has incredibly long associations with sport, music and youth culture. The brand’s white toe-capped sneakers first made their appearance in 1908, and the iconic Converse All Star first made its appearance as a basketball shoe a little bit later in 1920.
The name – the Converse All Star, stuck. But what didn’t stick was Converse’ intention. Originally designed to sink jump shots on the court, the street quickly took to the Converse All-Star, wearing them for whatever and wherever. From skate decks to pop stages, the classic high-top Converse silhouette was a sneaker with infinite potential. And today, nothing has changed as Converse offers a ‘blank canvas’ shoe that allows you to rework and reimagine the classic toe-capped sneaker in every way possible. In fact, all of Converse’ most popular sneakers have been reworked and restyled in a number of different ways. As Converse has made iconic reworks with a number of different artists and designers, including the ever-popular Converse Comme des Garcons collaboration, the recent Tyler The Creator Converse One Star and even with Nike in the form of the exclusive Chuck Taylor All Star X Nike Flyknit.
So you’d expect this heritage to mean that every pair of Converse sneakers fit and feel exceptional, and you’d be right. Converse fit true to size, which makes the whole process of buying a new pair of sneakers relatively simple.
Buying your pair of Converse sneakers at OPUMO is made even easier, as the sizing conversions are listed beneath each Converse sneaker under the ‘Size Guide’ drop down menu. There, you will see that we use standard UK sizes along with a conversion chart that displays both US and EU sizes too.
Converse also offer half sizes, but if for any reason your usual half size is unavailable, then we suggest to advise going half a size up. For instance, if you usually wear a UK 9.5, but they’re unavailable, then buy a UK 10.
Key points to consider:
- Converse fit true to size