Size, Last & Sole Guide

Most would say that J.FitzPatrick Shoes run 'true to size.' Of course this depends on the last. For the most part we have a more generous instep than not (handgrade line), if you could create one rule across all of our shoes in that line. Forefoot width (narrow vs wide) will vary across the lasts (also handgrade line).

All of our shoes are made on the UK sizing system but translated to US sizes on the website. Our sizes are based on the UK standard, where ‘E’ is the “medium” width being equivalent to a US ‘D’ width. If you have always been size US10D, then this is what you should expect to be in 90% our footwear as well. The exceptions will be the chisel lasts in the Handgrade line. Inside the shoes you will see the UK size, but on the box you will see UK, US and EU sizing listed.

Please note that our shoes are sized based on the idea of one size different between UK and US sizing. For example, if you are UK9, you will need our US10.

All of our lasts for our J.FitzPatrick Handgrade Line lasts were created with the same heel to ball of foot ratio, only changing the shape of the toe (i.e. forefoot), thus ensuring a standard arch fit across all models. This does not mean they all fit the same. For the NGT, SEA and SES lasts, we tightened the waist for a more snug mid-foot fit. Please read our Last Guide for further descriptions on each last.

While fit will be similar one must take into account that loafers will fit differently to oxfords and oxfords will fit differently to derbys, so while you may feel good in the fit of an oxford, the same size in a derby might feel loose due to the extra room in the instep created from the open lacing. This has nothing to do with size however, but more so the nature of the different models in footwear. Understanding this will help you choose your size more accurately.

J.FitzPatrick Line

Handgrade
  • Our insteps would be considered generous.
  • All shoes with 6 eyelets will be even more generous in the instep.
  • Any model in full suede will feel more generous to its leather counterpart.
  • The boots have a forgiving instep in order for you to get into them easily.
  • Any double monkstrap will feel more generous to it's oxford counterpart.
  • If you wear your oxfords very snug, then size up for your loafers. However, for most we recommend taking the same size as your oxfords.

JF Line (Coming Soon)

Benchgrade
  • The JF Line lasts are very true to size - a fit between our TMG and NGT lasts
  • The lasts are not very elongated and have a very subtle silhouette ensuring a hugged fit
  • The chisel last (Saint Helens) fits like the round last (Rainier), there is not a fit more generous or more narrow
  • The Baker last is full in the forefoot, but hugging through the waist
  • If you have always been the same size in all of your shoes, chances are you will be that in these too.
  • If you wear your oxfords very snug, then size up for your loafers. However, for most we recommend taking the same size as your oxfords.

Last Guide

TMG
The TMG last is the most classic fitting last. It is a very standard fit and is the last that we used to create all others. It is neither narrow nor generous but what most would consider 'true to size'.
JKF
The JKF last is broad in the forefoot but narrows quite a bit in the toe. This is only a problem if your foot is quite broad but for most, does not cause an issue. There take your standard size in this last.
LPB
The LPB soft chisel last is an identical fit to the MGF. It is generous in both length and width and good for broader feet and high insteps. If you feel loose in any of our other lasts (besides MGF), size down for this last.
NGT
The NGT last is a long and narrow (ish) last. While on the narrow side it is not fit for someone who takes a B/C width. It has a shallow vamp and is very hugging in the midfoot.
SEA
The SEA last is also a long and narrow (ish) last, our most narrow in fact and is also very hugging in the midfoot. It is similar in fit to the NGT. But not so narrow that a standard foot would need to size up. 
 MGF
The MGF sharp chisel last is an identical fit to the LPB. It is generous in both length and width and good for broader feet and high insteps. If you feel loose in any of our other lasts (besides LPB), size down for this last.
NJF
The NJF last is our robust toe boot last. Identical to the SES last in terms of toe shape it is a standard fitting last, what most would consider 'true to size'
SES
The SES last is our robust toe last. It is standard in fit in terms of width and length but with a slightly lower instep with regards to the rest of our lasts. 

Soles

Leather Sole
Leather Colored Sole
City Rubber Sole
X-Lite Rubber Sole
Country Rubber Sole
Rugged Rubber Sole

Shoe & Boot Size Guide

US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
EU 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46
JAPAN 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5 31

Shoe Tree Size Guide

US 7 - 7.5 8 - 8.5 9 - 9.5 10 - 10.5 11 - 11.5 12 - 12.5 13 - 13.5
UK 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
EU 40 41 42 43 44 45 46