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how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

Posted by sandra_ferguson (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 26, 09 at 8:55

I'm knitting a pair of socks for a man who wears a 9 or 9 1/2 size shoe. Could someone with a husband with this size food measure it and let me know how long, in inches, his foot is? I'd sure appreciate it. My husband and my daughter's fiance are both size 13s, so no help to me whatsoever! This'll save me from having to take a tape measure to a men's shoe dept, which would look a bit odd, to say the least!
Thanks, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

Tip: I would think it would be 9" and if so, be sure
to knit foot for 7" then 2" would be toe shaping. I measure from center of heel towards toe less 2" on any sock
for correct size. If you are knitting 10" sock then knit
for 8" leaving 2" shaping for toe. 2" for toe shaping
on any size sock.
Good luck.

RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

Stephanie Pearl McPhee says in her book "Knitting Rules:"

"The length of a person's foot is about 15% of his height. If you know how tall someone can probably make that person a pair of socks that fits reasonably well."

She also says that the length of a person's foot measures pretty much the same as that person's forearm, measured from elbow to wristbone. If you can measure him, he'll think you are going to make him a sweater.

Don't know if there is any sense to her theories, but there they are.

RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

My sons wear this size, and I wear a woman's size 9. When I buy them slippers, I just try them on to see if they fit me enough. Their feet may be a tad wider, but this works for me. What size do you wear?

RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

An idea: Measure your foot and what size shoe you wear
and maybe you can figure it out!
Wishing you good luck.

RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

I'm going to have to go with sheilajoyce's advice on this one, as I, too, wear a size 9. These are a Christmas gift for my dentist, so there's no measuring anything! I KNOW most probably don't knit for their dentist, but I have one that heard I'd had a heart attack and called my home to see how I was doing...needless to say, this merits socks for behavior above and beyond!!!

RE: how long is a man's size 9-9 1/2 foot?

The foot measurement of a man's size 9 1/2 shoe is 10 1/2 inches. A 9 is just over 10 inches.

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