Columbia shoe sizes are correct if you use US or UK sizing.
Columbia's 'translation' to EU sizes is unreliable. There is no difference between men's and women's EU sizes but, according to the data in the Columbia table below, there is!
Columbia's 'translation' to Mondo sizes is unreliable. Mondopoint sizes are always to the nearest 5mm.
We therefore recommend:
● If you have owned Columbia footwear before, simply order the same size again.
● Use Mondo US or UK sizing.
● Ignore Columbia's EU sizing.
If you prefer to use EU sizing we have added a final "EU Abs" column showing the Absolute-Snow conversion from Mondopoint.
● Ignore Columbia's Mondo sizing.
If you prefer to use Mondo sizing we have added a "Mondo Abs" column showing Absolute-Snows calculation of Mondopoint sizes, as used by the vast majority of brands.
Columbia Shoe & Footwear Sizes
Source: Columbia & Absolute-Snow
We are experts on shoe sizing and are confident in the information we have provided because we:
Have been selling shoes in our Sports Shop for years.
Carefully research sizes for every brand we sell.
Are very proud of our extremely low returns rate.
Have been selling footwear online since 2004.
How to Measure Your Mondo Size
The Mondopoint size of a shoe is the length of the shoe's insole measured in cm. To work out your size, the best way is to look it up on a pair shoes which fit you well or to measure the length of the insole on your best fitting pair of shoes. Remove the insole and measure, using a steal measuring tape, from the extreme tip of the toe to the extreme tip of the heel. The measurement will ALWAYS be exact to the nearest 0.5cm. You will never get 30.2 or 28.8; it will always be 30.0 exactly. This is your mondo shoe or boot size. Checkout this video to have Adam explain it all in plain English. He is using a snowboard boot but the same principle applies to all footwear.
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