Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing [Run Big or Small?]


I’ve worn Converse Chucks for several years and have also compared their sizing to other popular brands and this is my conclusion: Chuck Taylor sizing runs bigger than other popular brands. I would recommend sizing Converse Chucks down a half size in comparison to your normal shoe size.

***UPDATE: Converse now has their own sizing tutorial to help you find the right fit based on your specific foot size. Click here to view the Converse sizing tutorial available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com). This is the best place to start for Converse Chuck sizing along with checking out the comparison photos on this page.

When I started to compare Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sizing to other major brands, I was actually a bit surprised to find that they fit bigger than other shoes. For example, here are my size 12 Converse Chucks compared to my size 12 Vans Sk8-Hi shoes:

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I’ve even found Converse Chucks to fit a little bigger than some other types of Converse shoes. For example, here are my size 12 Converse Chuck Taylors (left) compared to my size 12 Converse Pro Leathers (right):

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Overall, it is safe to expect a looser fit from your Converse Chucks if you order your typical shoe sizing. If you prefer a snug fit, sizing down a half size might be best. In this article I want to discuss Converse Chuck Taylor sizing in more detail, and I also want to compare my Converse Chucks to other types of popular casual shoes.

***Verify Your Size: Converse now has their own sizing tutorial to help you find the right fit based on your specific foot size. Click here to view the Converse sizing tutorial available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com).

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing

Do Converse Chuck Taylors Run Big or Small?

In my experience, Converse Chuck Taylors run larger than other types of casual shoes. When I have compared their sizing to Vans, Nike, and Adidas, I have consistently found the Converse Chuck Taylors to fit about a half size larger.

Do Converse Chuck Taylors Fit Wide Feet?

Converse Chuck Taylors may be worn as a casual shoe in today’s society, but the history of this shoe is rooted in performance, and because of that, they have a snug, narrow width. If you have wide feet, it’s best to opt for wide sizing. Click here to view the Converse Chucks wide options available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com).

Do Converse Chucks Stretch Out?

In my experience, no, Converse Chucks do not stretch out. Yes, it’s probably true that all shoes form to your foot a little bit over time, but don’t expect these Converse Chucks to stretch enough to overcome incorrect sizing. This type of fabric doesn’t mold to a foot the way leather does.

How to Size Chuck Taylors

As mentioned above, Converse Chuck Taylors run about a half size larger than your normal shoe size, so sizing down a half size when you buy Chucks is probably best. Again, Converse has a sizing guide that can help you find the right fit. Click here to view the Converse sizing tutorial available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com).

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing Compared to Other Brands

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing

My Converse Chucks fit about a half size longer than my Vans Sk8-Hi shoes. Both of these shoes have a narrow fit and if you have wide feet, you will need the wide options. Here’s a look at my Converse Chucks size 12 next to my Vans Sk8-Hi shoes size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans Authentic Sizing

In my experience, the Converse Chucks run about a half size bigger than the Vans Authentic Lows. These are both narrow shoes so you will need to consider wide sizing if you have wide feet. Here’s a look at my Converse Chucks size 12 compared to my Vans Authentic shoes size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans UltraRange EXO Sizing

The Vans UltraRange are a little bit bigger than other Vans shoes, but they have extra padding behind the foot that other Vans shoes don’t have. Ultimately, I felt like the Vans UltraRange shoes fit true to size, and the Converse Chucks run a little bit bigger than them. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans EVDNT Sizing

Just like the Vans UltraRange above, I have found the Vans EVDNT shoes to fit slightly bigger than other types of classic Vans shoes. But as you can see below, they still fit a little smaller when compared to Converse Chucks sizing:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans Slip On Sizing

Okay, now we are back to more of the classic style Vans, which fit snug. These Vans slip on shoes fit about a half size smaller than the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Vans Old Skool Sizing

Just like the Vans Slip On Shoes above, I found these Vans Old Skool shoes to fit about a half size smaller than the Converse Chucks. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Adidas Superstar Sizing

In my experience, when comparing these Converse Chucks vs Adidas Superstar sizing, I found the Converse Chucks to fit a little bit looser. The Adidas Superstars fit true to size. Here’s a look at my Converse Chucks size 12 next to my Adidas Superstars size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Adidas Gazelle Sizing

I found the Converse Chucks to fit looser than the Adidas Gazelle sizing. It was close to a half size of difference in my opinion. Here’s a look at my Converse Chucks size 12 compared to my Adidas Gazelle shoes size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Adidas Busenitz Sizing

I found the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars to fit about a half size bigger than the Adidas Busenitz shoe sizing. These Adidas skate-style shoes have a snug design. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Adidas Samba Sizing

Just like the Adidas Busenitz above, these Adidas Samba shoes have a snug design. I found the Converse Chucks to fit about a half size bigger than the Adidas Samba shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Adidas Nizza Sizing

I found the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes to fit about a half size bigger than the sizing of Adidas Nizza shoes. Again, this was consistent for most all types of Adidas skate-style shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Nike Cortez Sizing

This might be the most drastic difference in this article. To me, the Nike Cortez run smaller than my normal shoe sizing and the Converse Chucks run bigger. In my experience, there is almost a full size difference in these shoes:

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Nike Blazer Sizing

The Nike Blazers do not run as small as the Nike Cortez shoes above, but I still found the Nike Blazers to fit about a half size smaller than these Converse Chucks. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Nike Air Max Sizing

The Nike Air Max shoes are very similar to the sizing of Converse Chucks. If you made me choose, I think the Converse Chucks fit just a little bit bigger, but it is close. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Converse Pro Leather Sizing

In my experience, when comparing these Converse Chucks vs Converse Pro Leather sizing, I found the Converse Chucks to fit a little bit looser. Here’s a look at my Converse Chucks size 12 (left) next to my Converse Pro Leathers size 12 (right):

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars vs Converse Chuck 70 Sizing

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sizing is very similar to Chuck 70 sizing. The Converse Chuck 70 shoes have a thicker rubber overlay around the toe, which might make them appear longer, but overall I found the sizing to be the same. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars are on the right, Chuck 70’s are on the left:

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***Verify Your Size: Converse now has their own sizing tutorial to help you find the right fit based on your specific foot size. Click here to view the Converse sizing tutorial available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com). This is the best place to start for Converse Chuck sizing.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing Summary

After wearing the Converse Chucks for several years and comparing their sizing to other popular brands my conclusion is they consistently run bigger than other popular brands. They even run a little bit bigger than other types of Converse shoes, although I did find the sizing for Converse Chucks to be very similar to the sizing of the Converse One Stars.

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Ultimately, I would recommend sizing down the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars a half size in order to match your normal shoe sizing. The fit is definitely looser than other popular casual shoes. It’s also important to understand that these shoes have a narrow design. If you have wide feet, it would be best to order wide sizing.

Click here to buy the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com). These shoes have a narrow design, but are also available in wide sizing. This is where you can view the wide sizing for Converse Chucks available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com).

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Converse Chuck Taylor Sizing Guide: Converse now has their own sizing tutorial to help you find the right fit based on your specific foot size. Click here to view the Converse sizing tutorial available at Converse.com (affiliate link takes you to Converse.com). This is a great place to start for Converse Chuck sizing.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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