La Sportiva shoes and boots are designed in Europe so are based on EU sizing.
La Sportiva produced the translation into Men's US sizing shown in the table below but their calculations are slightly out so we have added some "Absolute" columns showing the correct equivalent US men's sizes and used this to produce US women's, UK and Mondo sizes. We are very confident our information is correct because it is the same as most other brands and it follows a consistent pattern.
La Sportiva Boot and Shoe Sizes
Source: Absolute-Snow / La Sportiva
How to Measure Your Size
Go with your normal shoe size or, if you are usually between sizes, go to the larger end of your range. There is usually no need to buy bigger or smaller than your normal shoe size.
Most footwear is manufactured using the Mondopoint sizing system. 'Mondo' means 'world' and mondopoint is the global standard - which is very simple, making it nice'n' easy to choose the correct size footwear. The Mondopoint size 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.
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.
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