How To Measure Kids Shoe Size

How to Measure Kids Shoe Size

There’s a huge difference when it comes to measuring the shoe size of kids as opposed to doing so for adults. Well, that’s because kids are still growing and they outgrow their shows faster than a blink of an eye.

That’s why they say to not buy expensive shoes for your kid for they won’t be able to use them for long. That’s why it is important to know how to measure kids shoe size properly to at least lessen the chances of them outgrowing it as fast as they could and they can make use of the shoes a little bit longer.

Here are our tips!

The Old School Way Is The Best And Easiest Way On How To Measure Kids Shoe Size…

What you’ll need? You, your child, a helper (if your kid can’t stand on their own just yet), paper, marker, ruler, and ribbon. Just a bunch of things that you have lying around including your baby, right?

STEP 1

Size Measure

Set your paper flat on the floor (make sure it is stable) and make sure to get your child to stand up straight or at least get their feet flat on the ground. This is where the helper comes in for very small kids to get them to stand up straight and putting all of their weight into the foot being measured.

Please don’t measure your child’s foot as they are lying down and you raise their foot to measure it with a ruler as that won’t be in any way accurate.

STEP 2

Once your child’s foot is all set then you may just simply trace and mark the outline of your child’s foot, repeat if necessary (the tracing for accuracy). Pretty easy, huh?

If you think you need to measure the other foot then go ahead and do so.

STEP 3

Remove said foot and measure both the length and width of your child’s traced foot accurately. This is where the ruler and the ribbon come in the picture.

Measuring the length is quite easy, all you need to do is to make sure that you measure from the heel to the tip of the big toe (or the longest toe) and list that reading down as length.

For the width, you’re going to have to use the ribbon. Wrap it around the widest part of the foot taking note of where both ends meet. Then, measure with your ruler the part of the ribbon that wraps around their feet. That’s how you get the width of your child’s foot.

*Also, it is important to take note if your child has narrow, medium, wide, or X-wide feet so they can take full advantage of the features of the shoes that you are going to purchase. If you think that your kids have got an unconventional feet size (heft) then you may want to take a picture of their feet to attach to your order if ordering online. Most salespeople in-store would also know what shoes would fit best on your kid’s feet if they see a picture of them as opposed to a measured drawing.

Shoe Size Charts

Shoe Size Chart For Babies 0 to 12 Months Old:

U.S. Eruo UK Inches Centimeters
0.5
16
0
3.25
8.3
1
16
0.5
3.5
8.9
1.5
17
1
3.625
9.2
2
17
1
3.75
9.5
2.5
18
1.5
4
10.2
3
18
2
4.125
10.5
3.5
19
2.5
4.25
10.8
4
19
3
4.5
11.4
4.5
20
3.5
3.625
11.7
5
20
4
4.75
12.1

Shoe Size Chart For Toddlers 1 to 5 Years Of Age:

U.S. Eruo UK Inches Centimeters
5.5
21
4.5
5
12.7
6
22
5
5.125
13
6.5
22
5.5
5.25
13.3
7
23
6
5.5
14
7.5
23
6.5
5.625
14.3
8
24
7
5.75
14.6
8.5
25
7.5
6
15.2
9
25
8
6.125
15.6
9.5
26
8.5
6.25
15.9
10
27
9
6.5
16.5

Shoe Size Chart For Children Around 6 to 10 Years Of Age:

U.S. Eruo UK Inches Centimeters
12.5
30
11.5
7.25
18.4
13
31
12
7.5
19.1
13.5
31
12.5
7.625
19.4
1
32
13
7.75
19.7
1.5
33
14
8
20.3
2
33
1
8.125
20.6
2.5
34
1.5
8.25
21
3
34
2
8.5
21.6
3.5
35
2.5
8.625
21.9
4
36
3
8.75
22.2

So, after you’ve measured your kid’s feet then it’s to base it on our shoe size charts to know which size to order for your purchase. What’s good about kid’s shoe size charts is that allowance or room for your kid’s feet to grow are almost always already taken into consideration.
It’s imperative that you need to buy shoes that will fit their feet as ill-fitting shoes might hurt or worse damage their feet.

In-between sizes?

There are some instances that your child will be in-between sizes so it’s almost always prudent to buy with the larger size. This would also pave the way for no more toe jams from happening. And, try to measure your child’s feet every once in a while so you are fully updated on their growth for once again, they will grow really FAST.

Kids Shoe

Tips when buying shoes for your kids

When buying shoes for your kids a lot of practice must be kept in mind, here are a few tips to follow.

  • Go for shoes that are comfortable for your kids. These are usually the shoes that are lightweight and breathable. Their comfort is important especially for those who are just learning how to walk. Also, make sure that the shoes will have a soft sole.
  • And please when buying shoes for your kids, don’t put style or trend on top of your priority list. That should only be tertiary considerations as most often than none, style makes the shoes uncomfortable to wear for kids.
  • Go for Velcro as much as possible as they are easier to manage especially for slightly older kids who can wear it on their own without supervision.
  • And always remember, that a certain size is never too big for your kid. They grow really fast!

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