Why did we go to US sizing?
Most people are familiar with US men’s sizing. Although, sizing systems vary form manufacturer to manufacturer, customer feedback shows that even our non-US customers were more comfortable converting their size to US versus the South American system that we had been using.
Additionally, in our old sizing system, most people were required to measure their feet to find their size. Yes, we had customers who complained that they didn’t own a ruler, had difficulty aligning their foot with the 0″ line on the ruler and recording the measurement, or were buying shoes for someone as a present and didn’t know their measurements. In effect, we wanted to make the process a whole lot easier for customers.
Why is the sizing only in US Men’s and not US Women’s?
To avoid confusion, we wanted to stick with only one sizing methodology. What we really liked about the South American system was its unisex application, which avoided confusion on whether the shoe size was in men’s or women’s. So, now that we are going to US sizing, it made the most sense to use men’s sizing because it is more consistent from manufacturer to manufacturer than women’s sizing and it is more universally known.
But aren’t their differences between men’s and women’s shoes?
In a weightlifting shoe, the shoes use the same mold and are unisex, hence creating 2, gender specific sizing systems would add no value to the customer. A similar example would be steel toe industrial shoes, often the male and female shoes are from the same shoe mold, only the styling differs.
Two models still show the old sizing on your website, why is that?
These models are discontinued, hence only the sizes showing are what is available in stock to buy.