Shoe sizes were introduced in 1305, during the King Edward I of England’s reign. Standard shoe sizes were based on the definition of an inch by laying 3 barley grains end to end lengthwise. Shoe sizes were derived from the number of barley corns needed to measure a particular sole.
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Length. Sizing systems also differ in what units of measurement they use. … This is the basis for current UK and US shoe sizes, with the largest shoe size taken as twelve inches (a size 12) i.e. 30.5 cm, and then counting backwards in barleycorn units, so a size 11 is 11.67 inches or 29.6 cm.
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Delving into the history – and legends – behind the variety of modern shoe size … The British standard for an inch would be measured as three barleycorns laid …