European Size Chart

It is little surprise that European shoe size conversion is an important topic for fashionable shoe buyers as so many of the top brands and styles are sourced from that continent, especially Italy and France. If you are looking to buy some luxury European footwear online, we can strongly recommend Zappos.com for the widest range, friendliest service and best prices.

Experienced shoppers will know that the need to consult an appropriate shoe size chart to make sure their European size chart is accurate. We have pulled together some simple and easy to us charts to help with this task, for Men, Women, Children and Infants

However, before you rush out and buy, be careful. Prada and Louis Vuitton knockoffs are prevalent and alluring. While you might be saving your pocketbook in the moment, buying knockoffs will probably do your wardrobe and your wallet more harm than good in the long run.

Christian Louboutin isn't just expensive because the brand is a symbol of status. The brand is a symbol of status because of the high quality of the product. Sure, you can pick up something made by Helmet Lang, as opposed to Helmut, and hope that no one notices, but if the heel falls off the first time you put the shoes on, then you only have yourself to blame. As the adage says, you get what you pay for.  

The first things to look for when assessing the authenticity of a designer item are crooked stitching and cheaper fabrics and materials. If the label says Chanel and indicates that the item is leather, then why doesn't it smell like leather? It's not Chanel. Checking the label of the item to see where it was made can do the trick. If the sole of the shoe says Valentino, but the label says "Made in Indonesia", chances are it's not the real deal. The locations of high-end designers can be the key to spotting a knockoff.

Also, designers tend to have original logos and authentic signatures for their designs. It's difficult not to think of Gucci when you see the logo, but it is also an easy one to fake. Minor variations can go a long way. Familiarizing yourself with the brand's logo – its exact placement and style – will help you catch a knockoff red handed. 

Another way to sleuth when shopping online is to look at a picture of the Christian LaCroix sandals you found on EBay next to a photo from the designer's website. See if you can spot any differences. Designers are more than willing to assist you as well. It's not uncommon to find information on a designer's website on how to spot replicas of their work. After all, the knockoff business hurts them, too. When you get away with a $2000 satchel bag for the price of a burger and fries it's painful for Christian Dior, and somewhere in your mind you must know that's too good to be true, too.