November 05, 2020 0 Comments

Petit Barcelona Fit Guide

We often talk instore about the perfect fit. What we’re looking for, how it should feel, and how to overcome any niggly foot problems you may be having. And then we realised that we need to have this conversation with our online customers, from all around the world!

We need to be having it with our ‘soon to be customers’ who are just a little anxious about selecting the right fit, but who adore the style of our Spanish Avarcas.

We need to be having it with our new mothers who feel the size of their feet have changed post-baby.

And we need to be having it with anyone who is questioning what size they truly are!

So, we asked Lauren, owner of Petit Barcelona, to sit down and answer a few questions that we’re asked regularly. Questions around fit, leathers and care of our sandals. Have a watch below to see Lauren answer some of these questions, and read on to learn a little more.


How do I find my size?

The first thing you need to consider when buying a pair of Spanish sandals is the length of your foot. The length, not the width, of your foot will determine your size.

  • To do this, stand with your back and heels hard against a wall, and measure the distance between the middle of your heel and your longest toe. You can use a ruler or a tape measure, or outline your foot on a piece of paper.
  • Do this for both feet. 
  • Once you have the measurement of both your feet (in centimetres), choose the smaller measurement of the two, and head to our sizing chart (below or on our website) to find your European size.
  • If you are between sizes, go up a size.


Petit Barcelona Shoe Fit Guide

Does width matter?

Our Spanish sandals are made from the highest quality Spanish leathers, and will gently soften and mould to the shape of your foot. This will happen whether you have a narrow foot or a wide foot. Our Avarcas will give only as much as they need to.

Tip: to speed up this process you can wear them around the house with a pair of socks (or two!).

While our Avarcas are made to a standard size some leathers will better suit narrow or wide feet. 

  • For narrow feet, we recommend thicker leathers such as Nubuck, Metallic Rose Copper, White Leather and the Glitters range.
  • For wider feet, we recommend softer leathers such as Suede, Honey Leather box calf, Metallic Champagne and Pony Hair.


My shoes have arrived and are feeling very snug, is this ok?

It sure is! We want them to feel a little snug across the front of your foot! This is the part that will soften and mould to your foot with wear.

If your feet are within the stitching on the insole of the shoe you have the right size. Long toes may peep through the front of the shoe, others may not. This is a normal variance.

If the shoe feels a little snug but you’re not experiencing actual pain, you have the right size.


I don’t think I have the right size. What should I do?

If your Spanish Avarcas are snug to the point of pain you may need to go up a size.

If your foot is within the stitching but the backstrap is falling, you may need to go down a size.

But don’t despair, our desire for the perfect fit is supported by our generous returns policy. 


What is the difference in fit between the styles?

Petit Barcelona owner, Lauren, fills us in on all of the differences between each of the styles - Flat Avarcas, Platform Avarcas, Wedge Espadrilles in the videos below! Have a listen, and if you have any further questions, let us know via email 



Easy, hassle free returns & exchanges!

We offer free returns on your first pair and will ship a new pair to you free of charge. 

To get the returns process started, just click on our Returns and Exchanges Portal HERE or pop into our boutique store at Camp Hill.

Petit Barcelona Shoe Size Guide