Today, unlike 20 years ago, 95% of all shoes sold in America are being made in another country. Whether we like it or not, nearly 40% of the imports are coming from China. The problem presented to us is that there is no standardization in shoe sizing. Therefore, the shoe size you may be fitted with each time may vary. Do not let the size inside the shoe come between you, the fit, and the purchase.
In addition to this fact, a lot of shoes are coming into this country are marked in European metric sizing. The reason for this is that the retailer does not have to buy as many sizes, keeping their inventory down. Though from an inventory standpoint, this is good, it does make fitting shoes a bit more difficult. A professionally trained shoe fitter can assist you best in the proper fitting of these shoes.