Size

The critical measurement when buying socks is to get the right foot length and details of sock lengths appear below. They are followed by details of available sock leg lengths.

The easiest way to find your foot size is to stand on a ruler, and measure the longest part of your foot in centimetres. Our sock sizes are shown below for men’s socks, ladies’ socks, unisex socks, children’s socks, extra wide socks, and Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) socks. Please note there are no international standards for shoe sizes, conversions below are as accurate as possible.

Men’s Socks

Aus/UK Shoe Size Euro Shoe Size Foot Length
Men’s Regular or Medium

7 – 10

40 – 45

25 – 29 cm

Men’s King or Large

10 – 13

or

46 – 51

30 – 35 cm

Ladies’ Socks

Australian/UK Shoe Size European Shoe Size Foot Length
Ladies’

3 – 8

35 – 41

22 – 26 cm

Ladies’ Large

8 – 11

42 – 45

26 – 29 cm

Unisex Socks (for both men and ladies) eg Hiking Sock, Stockman etc

Aus/UK Shoe Size Euro Shoe Size Foot Length
Small

3 – 8 (Ladies’ shoe)
4.5 – 6 (Men’s shoe)

35 – 41

22 – 26 cm

Medium or Regular

8 – 11 (Ladies’ shoe)
7 – 10 (Men’s shoe)

40 – 45

25 – 29 cm

Large or King

10 – 13 (Men’s shoe)

46 – 51

30 – 35 cm

Extra Large

13 – 16 (Men’s shoe)

50 – 55

36 – 39 cm

Children’s Socks

Australian/UK Shoe Size To suit ages:
Children’s Small

5 – 8

3 – 5

Children’s Medium

9 – 12

5 – 8

Children’s Large

13 – 3

8 – 10

Extra Wide Socks

Sock sizes are usually quoted in terms of foot length. However extra large feet are likely to be wider or more bulky as well as longer. As socks are a knitted fabric, when they are stretched width-ways the sock necessarily becomes shorter. This makes it difficult for someone with extra large feet to find the most comfortable sock for them.

We knit socks with extra width in the following sizes. If you have larger feet and are unsure which sock will be best for you, feel free to send us an email including details of the width and length of your foot, the circumference around the heel, and around the lower leg. We will then suggest the likely best size sock for you.

Australian/UK Shoe Size European Shoe Size Foot Length
Extra Wide Small (Style 67X05) 3 – 8(Ladies’ shoe), 4.5 – 7(Men’s shoe) 35 – 41 22 – 26 cm
Extra Wide Regular (Style 67X07) 7 – 10 40 – 45 25 – 29 cm
Extra Wide King (Style 67X10) 10 – 13 46 – 51 30 – 35 cm
Extra Wide and Long (Wool Style 67X14) (Cotton Style 57X14) 13 – 16 50 – 55 36 – 39 cm
Extra Wide and Extra Long (Style 67X16) 14+ 55+ 38 – 45 cm

AFO (Ankle Foot Orthotic) Socks

AFO socks are knitted for those who wear callipers, braces or similar orthotic devices. The dimensions given below for these socks are only approximate. To ensure a firm fit without wrinkles a person qualified to fit orthotics should fit the socks.

Style Un-stretched Foot Length Foot Length can be stretched to: Un-stretched Leg Length Leg Length can be stretched to: Approximate Maximum Circumference Approximate Age of wearer
5AH01 10.5cm 14cm 23cm 27cm 25cm 5 years
5AH02 14cm 18.5cm 29.5cm 34cm 26cm 7 years
5AH03 16.5cm 20cm 34.5cm 41.5cm 26cm 11 years
5AH04 20cm 24cm 38cm 44.5cm 26cm 12 years
50H05 22cm 26cm 44cm 46cm 38cm Adult
50H07 25cm 29cm 47cm 49cm 50cm Adult
50H10 30cm 35cm 47cm 49cm 50cm Adult

Leg Lengths

The length of a sock is measured on the leg, from the floor to the top of the sock. Measuring the length of a sock as it sits on-the-shelf will not produce an accurate result. The “relaxed” shelf leg length varies according to the amount of lycra in the sock, the thickness of the sock and the time it has sat on the shelf.
Most socks – with a “C” as the third character in the full Style code – have leg lengths around 18 to 22cm (Ladies’) or around 22 to 26cm (men’s) depending on their contents.
Our men’s half-hose socks have a leg length of 45cm which means that they come to just below the knee, they are Styles 11H and 31H. The ladies Style 86H is 40cm long.
The cotton walk sock has considerable stretch and while it can look short on the shelf its leg length when worn is 45cm.
Mid-calf socks are about 35cm long. They are Style 31F and Style 22H.
Ankle sports socks (Style 36A and 57A) have a 3cm leg. And the cushion-sole sports socks (Styles 33A, 33B, 47A and 47B) have a 10 to 12 cm leg.

Invisible Socks

Please refer to the particular sizing information on the Invisible Sock page.