Let's start by measuring.
Every brand manufactures to different sizing standards, so we highly recommend using the brands printable size chart if one is available. If a brand does not have a printable chart, use our printable kids size chart to measure your child's feet. The foot size chart is a guide only and may not be 100% accurate to every type of shoe or manufacturer. Make sure you print the size chart at 100% for accurate sizing.
Don't have a printer?
No problem. Simply follow these instructions:
1. Find a ruler, a pen and a piece of paper.
2. Tape the paper to the ground and place your child's foot on it. Gently press down on their foot to make sure it is flat and that their toes are not curled.
3. Draw a line behind their heel and another line in front of their longest toe.
4. Measure the distance between the lines in millimetres.
5. Find your measurement on the size chart then find the corresponding UK or Euro size. US Sizes are generally half a size larger than the UK size.
Add 6-7mm for adequate wiggle room for toes and proper foot growth. Poor fitting shoes can lead to bone, back and muscle problems later in life. Make sure you measure both feet and use the longer foot measurement for sizing.
Measure often to ensure a perfect fit. Little feet should be measured at least every 2-3 months for the first 2 years and at least every 6 months after that.
Add socks. If you're buying shoes that will be worn with socks or tights, measure feet while wearing these items or add a little extra length to ensure a good fit.