Created for expats living in Japan

Large-size shoes for foreigners - Where to find them in Japan

Japan is one of the leading fashion capitals with many popular and fashionable shoe stores. Although you will find plenty of good quality shoes in stores, many foreigners have a difficult time finding shoes that can fit them. Westerns tend to have bigger feet than Japanese people. Shoes that are over 25 centimeters for women and over 28 centimeters for men will be very challenging to find in shoe stores.

Shoe sizes

The size unit for shoes in Japan is centimeters (cm). While not commonly used in many countries, it is easy to understand, as it simply indicates the length of the shoe. Here, we present a chart of shoe sizes for various countries and introduce you to shoe stores that sell large sizes.

Ladies' shoes

Ladies shoe sizes in each country

UK 3 4 5 6 7 8
US 6 7 8 9 10 10½
EU 35½ 36 37 37½ 38 38½ 39 40 40½ 41 42
JP 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27


Shoe Stores for Ladies in Japan

The stores introduced below also have physical storefronts. Department stores such as Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya offer a wide range of shoes, from small to large sizes, making them highly recommended. Additionally, it's worth checking out the physical stores and online shops of overseas brands such as ZARA and H&M.


DIANA has their main store in Ginza. It is known for their trendy and fashionable shoes handling from comfortable flats to gorgeous heels. Large sizes are available. DIANA's online shop is here.


At Washington, you can find elegant to basic high quality shoes. Beautiful silhouette, fine texture, and comfortableness is their style. The shop list is here (Japanese).


Himiko offers a wide range of stylish women's shoes. In addition to their online store, they have numerous physical stores located in various department stores and shopping malls.

Men's shoes

Men shoe sizes in each country

UK 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12
US 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 13 14
EU 40½ 41 42 42½ 43 44 44½ 45 46 46½ 47
JP 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 31 32


Shoe Stores for Men in Japan

As mentioned earlier, you can discover numerous shoe stores within department stores like Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya, which provide an extensive variety of shoes.

ABC Mart

This is a well-known chain store for shoes in Japan. They always have the biggest selection with different varieties of shoes. You can also find limited editions here in this store. Online shop for Mens shoes is here.

Kutsu no Hikari

Kutsu no Hikari is a large size shoe specialty store. Offers many styles from sneakers to business shoes. 


Big-b Offers top-class large shoes for men. Most staff are veterans working in the industry for many years.