Shopping online can be frustrating when it comes to finding the perfect fitting clothing piece or accessory. At shopAKIRA.com, accurate measurements and fit are important in order for our customer to find the perfect item.
The size charts are general guidelines for average measurements. Sizes will vary depending on designer, cut, style and fabrication. Most of our clothing will fit true to size unless otherwise noted. Our models are on average of 5'9 - 5'10 and wear a size small, size 2 - 4.
Please note that many of the AKIRA labeled dresses lean toward a body conscious fit.
If you are uncertain about a particular style, please contact our customer service team by phone at 1-866-477-2299 during regular hours M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM CST or by email at [email protected].
Our tighter-fit AKIRA label dresses tend to run a bit small. Please refer to the below
AKIRA denim comes with stretch. If you are in between sizes and prefer a snug fit, consider sizing down.
Shoe size may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Fit is tested using size 8-8.5 shoe. Recommendations to order smaller or larger shoe will be visible on description (e.g., "runs narrow; order 1/2 size up.")
HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE LENGTH: Place ruler on the ground, perpendicular to the wall, so the '0' is against the wall. In bare feet, step on the ruler, with the back of your heel against the wall. The measurement taken at the longest part of your foot determines your shoe size.
HOW TO MEASURE SHOE SIZE WIDTH: With the ruler in the same position, step with your bare foot onto the ruler - this time with the outside of your foot touching the wall. The measurement taken at the widest part of your foot determines your shoe width.
HOW TO MEASURE HEEL HEIGHT: We measure from a size 8-8.5 shoe and will vary slightly depending on the size you order. The heel is measured up the center back of the heel to where it meets the sole. All measurements are approximate and rounded down to the nearest quarter inch.
I normally wear a 7.5 and noticed somewhere during the ordering process that they run small and it suggested to order one size larger so I purchased a size 8.5 and it fits right on the edge of my heel so a 9 would have given me the room I needed. If you order online, keep the sizing in mind because, unlike most stores, Akira sale items are final sales.
Very Beautiful Shoes. I purchased the nude color. I love them because they match whatever color I’m wearing. I’ve received many compliments. These shoes do run very small. You need to order 1 to 2 sizers larger.
Was so in love with the new trendy slide so I ordered!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE! After reading reviews for sizing, I ordered 2 sizes up and I'm glad. They fit perfect! I have just a little room in the back which I'll easily fix with an insole. They are comfortable beyond belief and look amazingly chic (just like Season 4). I'm sure I'll be ordering another style. LOVE THEM!!
I ordered a size 9 shoe because that is my normal shoe size. However, when I got my shoes in the mail the shoes came in a tiny box that looked like it was for a child. When I opened the box the the shoes were in there but they looked entirely too small. Then when I tried them on the only thing that could fit inside were my toes. I am confused about why they sent me such a small size when my order clearly says size 9. I am trying to return the shoes and get my money back but I am not able to reach anyone via telephone. The website info just says to mail the shoes to an address and wait... I really wish I could enjoy the shoes I wanted to receive from the website.Hi Keshia,
I wear an 8.5/9 size. Whenever I am shopping online to be on the safe side I buy 9. However, 9 didn't fit at all so I reorder for 10. A little better but an 11size would have been perfect. So I would suggest going 2 size up. I still don't feel comfortable wearing the 10 but I will keep it for when I am wearing a floor sweeping dress or pants or give it to a friend. I really really love this mule though. It is beautiful as the pic. Also customer service was EXCELLENT. I am definitely ordering from Akira again. ( please contact me if the size 11 comes back in stock.) Even though I was told it may not.