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Kids’ shoe fit guide

Find the perfect fit for your child’s footwear from home

Just follow these four easy steps

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Measure up!

1. Stand up tall – against the wall

  • Tape a piece of paper to the floor
  • Ask your child to stand on it with their heel against the wall
  • Draw around the edge of their foot

2. Measure Up

  • For the length, measure from the back of the heel to the top of the big toe
  • For the width, wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of their foot

3. Note those numbers

  • Make a note of the measurements in millimetres

4. And repeat!

  • Now repeat with the other foot
  • Remember, feet can be slightly different sizes, so be sure to check both

Find their size

Our kids’ shoes are available from child size 4 to adult size 7.5. Use our size guide to find the perfect fit for your little one.

Length (mm) Narrow (mm) Standard (mm) Wide (mm) UK Size
123 130 136 142 4
126 133 139 145 4.5
130 136 142 148 5
134 139 145 151 5.5
138 142 148 154 6
142 145 151 157 6.5
146 148 154 160 7
149 151 157 163 7.5
153 154 160 166 8
157 156 162 168 8.5
161 159 165 171 9
165 162 168 174 9.5
169 165 171 177 10
172 168 174 180 10.5
176 171 177 183 11
180 174 180 186 11.5
184 177 183 189 12
188 180 186 192 12.5
192 183 189 195 13
196 186 192 198 13.5
200 190 196 202 1
205 193 199 205 1.5
209 197 103 209 2
213 199 205 211 2.5
217 202 208 214 3
222 205 211 217 3.5
226 209 215 221 4
230 213 219 225 4.5
234 218 224 230 5
238 222 228 234 5.5
242 226 232 238 6
247 230 236 242 6.5
251 235 241 247 7
255 239 245 251 7.5

Check the fit

Once their new shoes have arrived, check the fit.

1. Heel grip

  • While seated…
  • Lift their foot, holding the ankle with one hand and the back of the shoe in the other
  • Pull down on the shoe – lightly – to check the shoe doesn’t slip off the foot
  • Repeat with the other foot

2. Too big or too small?

  • While standing…
  • Use your fingers to feel around the top edge of both shoes
  • The shoes should fit well; they shouldn’t be too tight, or have gaps at the sides
  • Make sure there isn’t a big gap between the heel and the shoe

3. No rubbing

  • Feel around their ankles to make sure the shoes are not touching their ankle bones
  • This could cause rubbing and discomfort

4. Growing room

  • Feel the tops of the shoes for the ends of the toes
  • There should be a thumb’s width of space at the top to allow for growing room

5. Any bulging?

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  • This can be seen visually, but by feeling the sides you’ll also be able to note any pressure

6. Is the width right?

  • Using your thumb, apply gentle pressure and rub it across the tops of the shoes – the material should move slightly
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  • If there is no movement, the width is too narrow

7. For cutaway shoes…

  • For shoes that are cutaway, check the width by running your finger around the inside edges
  • Make sure they don’t feel too tight or too loose

8. While walking…

  • The shoes shouldn’t slip at the heels or have any gaps
  • More importantly, your little one shouldn’t walk any differently to the way they normally do