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How Much Does A Box of Shoes Weigh?






If you don’t know how to find the weight of a box of shoes, you can use our calculator below. Simply enter your shoe size and we’ll tell you how much they weigh in pounds and ounces:

Use weight scale to measure shoe box

How Much Does A Box Of Shoes Weigh? 

According to the shoe box industry, the average weight for a box of shoes is 0.32 lbs. However, these numbers vary considerably.

How Much Does a Box of Shoes Weigh
Shoe Box Weigh

According to a 1998 survey conducted by the shoe industry, the average weight of a shoe box was found to be 0.18 lbs. Shoe boxes are usually made out of cardboard, which makes them pretty light. The heavier materials used in making all other shoe boxes are used for durability purposes rather than packaging purposes. This lighter box is better suited for distribution purposes, as it allows retailers to carry less at any one time than if they were using heavier material. A box of shoes typically weighs between 10 and 20 ounces.

Here is the average weight of a box of women’s shoes:

Shoe Size Weight Of Box
Size 4 – 5 13 ounces
Size 6 – 8 16.4 ounces
Size 9 – 10 18.6 ounces
Size 11 – 12 21.1 ounces
Size 13+ 23.2 ounces

How To Accurately Measure The Weight of A Shoe Box?

If you don’t have a scale or a ruler handy, use this method to determine the weight of your empty shoe box.

Use the Weight scale to Measure  of a Shoe Box

It can be hard to tell the weight of a shoe box without actually picking it up, but this part will teach you how to measure the weight of a shoe box so that you can be more accurate with your shipping rates. I’ve done this several times, and there is a trick.

What you Need

– A shoe box
– A weight scale
– A weight thing


Get your shoe box and place it on the scale. Don’t push down on the box. Just let it lay naturally on the scale. You should see a readout of how much your shoe box weighs. If you don’t see a readout, your scale isn’t calibrated. Just weigh something else and use that as the reference point. You weigh this thing with a shoe box. After that, decrease its weight. That you will get your shoe box weight

Weight Of Shoes

Weight of Shoes

Weight varies depending on the shoe type. For example, running shoes are generally lighter than heavy duty boots or hiking shoes.

Types Of Shoes Average Weights
Sneakers 12 ounces
Boots 24 ounces
Sandals 8 ounces
Heels 10 ounces
Race Shoes 7 ounces
Hiking Shoes 12 ounces

Children’s shoes are usually lighter than adult shoes. For example, a pair of baby sneakers weighs 2-3 ounces. A pair of children’s hiking boots weighs 4-6 ounces.

Weight affects the way you walk. People generally prefer light shoes because they cause less fatigue because your foot doesn’t have to work as hard to support the weight.

Weight of Shoes
Sport Shoes

A pair of trainers weighs between 0.8 to 1.75 pounds or 0.35 to 0.75 kilograms approximately. Sandals weigh between 0.77 and 0.88 pounds or around 0.35 to 0.42 kilograms respectively. A pair of vans and casual shoes weigh about 1 and a half pounds or around 0.75 kilograms. Steel-toed boots weigh approximately 4 and a half pounds or around 2 and a half kilograms. 

How To Find Approximate Weight Of Your Footwear?

How to Find Approximate Weight of Your Footwear?
Find Approximate Weight of Your Footwear

Step 1

First, you’ll need to measure your own shoes. If you don’t have a scale or ruler at hand, check out our shoe size conversion chart below for how much each shoe size in ounces in the US and UK.

Step 2

Measure the insole in millimeters (mm) with a ruler or calipers (see image at right). You’ll need the length, width and thickness (or height) to accurately measure your insoles. Multiply the length by the width to get the total surface area (in mm). Divide by 10,000 to convert it to centimeters.

Step 3

Now you need a measuring device. If you have a nice pair of calipers, lucky you! If not, a ruler will usually do the trick. Measure your foot from toe to heel and then from that first measurement to your longest toe. Multiply those two numbers together and that is your foot surface area in cm2. Divide by 100 and you’ll have your foot surface area in m2. Multiply that number by your thickness (also in mm) to get the volume.

What Is The Usual Dimension of A Shoe Box?

What is The Usual Dimension of A Shoe Box?
Usual Dimension of A Shoe Box

Every person knows what a shoe box is, but how much do you know about the size of a standard shoe box? This article will help you understand the dimensions of a standard shoe box. To begin with, a standard size shoe box is around 9 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall. More interestingly though, it can range from an actual height of 7 1/4 inches to just over 9 3/4 inches tall.

The reason for the variation in the height is that the shoe box industry standard is to make them slightly shorter than standard books. The reasoning behind this is to allow for easier access to the contents within.

The width of these boxes also varies, however, they are typically between 6 3/4 and 7 inches wide. Additionally, there are different shoe box thicknesses, with the industry standard being about 0.093 inches thick. However, there are variations within this number ranging from 0.049 inches to 0.1 inches thick.

Cardboard shoe box

The reason for the box thickness variation is that boxes are considered to be disposable. To keep the cost low, they are not designed to be strong. Another factor in determining the shoe box thickness is simply how much material it takes to hold the contents of a box. While thicker material would work better, it would also inflate the cost of producing each shoe box.

As you can see, care should be taken when buying shoes, as it might be difficult to fit your shoes into a smaller shoe box than advertised on its exterior. I hope this article has helped you understand more about common shoe boxes!

Types Shoe Box Of Famous Shoe Brand

Here some kind of shoe box below:

Puma shoe box


Adidas shoe box
Nike shoe box
Vans shoe box
MLB shoe box
Under Armour shoes and box
Crocs shoe box
Brooks and shoe box


Converse Shoe and box
Adidas yeezy 500 


How much do shoes weigh on scale?

Varies, but a good rule of thumb is the shoe box weighs the same amount as a pair of shoes being sold in that brand. This is because each brand has their own box specifications.

Is it possible to get a cheaper shoe box?

Usually not. In fact, many people simply get another standard size shoe box and cut off the top portion of this one to get a cheaper one. Also, some shops sell boxes at low prices for promotional events such as Christmas or in exchange for coupons (usually in combination with other items).

How much do Nike shoes weigh?

The weight of the shoes themselves vary (Popular brand such as Nike and Adidas tend to be lighter than less popular brands such as Adidas and Puma)

What is the usual dimension of a shoe box?

It varies, but you can put anything from 1 pair of shoes to 10 pairs in one normal size shoe box.

Do all brands have their own specifications about what size shoe box they come in?

Generally yes, but not all shoes are exactly the same size. For example if you have a brand that tends to run smaller then other brands then maybe that shoe will fit better in a smaller shoe box.

How much does a pair of shoes weigh kg?

The weight of a pair of shoes depends on the brand. Some brands are generally heavier than others.

How much does it cost to ship a box of shoes?

Depends on the weight of the shoes, but it should be to about $2-$3 under normal circumstances.

How much do Nike dress shoes weigh?

Nike tends to be slightly lighter than other shoe brands, but not by much. They are very similar in weight.

Find more Nike shoe size chart in this post

Steven Ta
Steven Ta
I am a professional photographer and shoe-lover. With a deep-rooted passion for all things footwear and years of hands-on experience, I am your go-to guide in the awesome world of shoes
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