Trippen hand-crafted shoes are sized in European (EU) sizing and are available in whole sizes only (no half sizes). If you wear a half size, size up.
Most of the shoes are designed to be worn SOCKLESS such as the mary janes and basic flats. The fit is supposed to be snug (foot hugging) but not uncomfortable out of the box. The boots and other heavier models are sized to accommodate lightweight socks (like trouser socks). If you plan on wearing winter-weight socks, size up. Trippen shoes are not really designed for clomping around in the snow because the seams are not sealed. However, they do stand up to rain as well as any other shoe — not floods, but you know what I mean. The leather stretches as they break in and mold to your foot to fit like a glove. The softer leathers require almost no break-in time, the stiffer leathers break in nicely after 3-4 wearings. With proper care of the leather, these shoes will last years and years. I have ones in my personal collection which are 10+ years old and still look great, even with regular wear. In fact, the aging of the leather gives the shoes character and the colors often deepen with wear.
All USA sizes are women’s shoe sizes:
Size 37 EU = Size 7 USA
Size 38 EU = Size 8 USA
Size 39 EU = Size 9 USA
We will stock more sizes as demand dictates. For now, we offer 37, 38, and 39. For insole measurements see below:
Penna group (Chill, Fan, Port, Smilla)
Insole/inside length from toe to heel is as follows:
Size 37 — 9.5″
Size 38 — 9.75″
Size 39 — 10″