Converse One Star Sizing Guide w/ Real Comparison Photos


I’ve worn Converse One Star Shoes and compared their sizing to other popular shoes and my conclusion was this: Converse One Star sizing runs about a half size bigger than other popular brands. I would recommend sizing Converse One Stars down a half size in comparison to your normal shoe size.

***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 One Star sizing along with checking out the comparison photos on this page.

When I started to compare Converse One Star shoe 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 One Star shoes compared to my size 12 Vans Slip-On shoes:

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

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But I’ve also found these Converse One Stars to fit very consistently compared to my Converse Chucks. Here are my size 12 Converse One Star Shoes compared to my size 12 Converse Chuck 70’s:

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Overall, it is safe to expect a looser fit from your Converse One Star Shoes 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 One Star shoe sizing in more detail, and I also want to compare my Converse One Stars to other types of popular casual shoes.

Converse One Star Sizing

Do Converse One Stars Run Big or Small?

In my experience, Converse One Star shoes 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 One Star shoes to fit about a half size larger. My recommendation is to size down the Converse One Star a half size based on your normal shoe sizing.

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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).

Converse One Star Sizing Compared to Other Brands

Converse One Stars vs Vans Sk8-Hi Sizing

I have found the Converse One Stars to run bigger than most Vans sizing. The Converse One Stars fit looser than the Vans Sk8-Hi shoes, but I would caution you when you look at the photo below, take into account that the Converse One Stars have a more pointed toe and a thick rubber overlay around the toe. Regardless, the Converse One Stars fit about a half size bigger. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Converse One Stars vs Vans Authentic Sizing

Just like the Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes above, I found the Converse One Star shoes to fit about a half size bigger than the Vans Authentic Shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse One Stars vs Vans UltraRange EXO Sizing

I have found the Vans UltraRange EXO shoes to fit slightly bigger than other types of classic Vans shoes. Regardless, I still felt like these Vans UltraRange shoes fit a little smaller than the Converse One Stars:

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Converse One Stars vs Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle 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 these Converse One Stars:

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Converse One Stars vs Vans Slip On Sizing

The classic Vans slip on shoes fit about a half size smaller than the Converse One Star shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse One 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 One Star shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse One Star Sizing vs Nike Cortez

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 One Stars run bigger. Believe it or not, the shoes below are both size 12. In my experience, there is almost a full size difference in these shoes.

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Converse One 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 One Star Shoes. Here are mine (both size 12):

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Converse One Stars vs Nike Air Max Sizing

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

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Converse One Star Sizing vs Adidas Superstar

The Converse One Stars fit a little bit bigger, in my experience, than the Adidas Superstar shoes. I think the Adidas Superstars fit true to size. Here are mine:

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Converse One Stars vs Adidas Busenitz Sizing

I found the Converse One Stars to fit about a half size bigger than the Adidas Busenitz shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse One Star Sizing vs Adidas Gazelle

I think the Adidas Gazelle’s fit a little bit bigger than the Adidas Busenitz shoes from above, but the Adidas Gazelles are still smaller than the Converse One Star shoes. Here are mine:

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Converse One Stars vs Adidas Nizza Sizing

I found the Converse One Stars to fit about a half size bigger than the Adidas Nizza shoes. This was consistent for most all types of Adidas skate-style shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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Converse One Stars vs Adidas Samba Sizing

Just like the Adidas Nizza shoes above, I found the Converse One Stars to fit about a half size bigger than the Adidas Samba shoes. Here are mine, both size 12:

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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).

Converse One Star Sizing Summary

After wearing the Converse One Stars and comparing them to other popular brands my conclusion is this: the Converse One Stars shoes fit about a half size bigger than my normal shoe sizing. If you prefer a tight fit, I would recommend sizing down.

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Converse One Star Size 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 One Star 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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