Size 2 shoes for women are very hard to find.
Women with small feet are around 1% of the adult female population and so mainstream manufacturers wont make shoes in this size leaving only specialist shoemakers to fill the gap.
However, if you are looking around the internet for options you need to be on your guard as there are lots of mainstream retailers claiming to be able to supply size 2 heels and shoes without actually having TRUE size 2s to sell you and you can find that you spend a lot of time buying small shoes over the internet only to find they arent really small at all and you have to send them back and start all over again. This can be very annoying.
To be fair to these retailers there is a certain amount of vagueness to the issue of shoe sizing so that from country to country and from brand to brand sizings can indeed vary quite a lot. This means that what is a size 2 as claimed by one retailer often does not match a size 2 as far as another is concerned and neither is really wrong as such.
However, it is also the case that some retailers deliberately mis-state either the translations of sizes internationally or claim that shoes of a certain length are size 2s when they are not.
For example: -
Claiming that a UK size 2 is the same as a EU 35 (its not, a 35 is more like a size 3 UK)
Claiming that a UK size 2 is approx. 230mm long (its not, it should be more like 220mm)
In either case they will claim they have a shoe size 2 for you and it will be about 10mm longer than you need. And when you have small feet, 10mm is a lot!
Here at Pretty Small Shoes have sold tens of thousands of pairs of small size shoes over the last 8 years and have a very clear idea of what the vast majority of women regard as a TRUE SIZE 2 and so we have gathered together here all the info we can find about the ACTUAL sizes that other retailers are offering compared to our true sizes to help you choose a better fit, no matter who you are buying from (whether its us or another retailer) and we will be backing this up with real testing of everyones sizes using a panel of small feet ladies from our customer base to make sure we really know whats going on.
Well also review this info every 6 months or so to make sure the data is kept up to date.
So all you need to do is check out the handy chart below which gives the generally recognized true size comparisons across countries and also the `true` (ie actual approx. mm length) sizes of small size shoes from the main shoe retailers claiming to offer size 2s that show for top internet searches (note: often when you click though to the pages they have no size 2 shoes on offer at all).
Also, if you have a significant retailer you would like to let us know about and want us to add them to our list and test the sizes well to try to help you out with that.