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How to Measure My Kid’s Feet and Choose the Right Shoe Size

Ever bought a pair of boys’ sandals or girls’ shoes online? We used to tiptoe over online shopping, but today, there’s quite an array of dependable e-commerce sites worthy of a shopping splurge. Nevertheless, some of us still hesitate to buy certain items online simply because we don’t know how to choose the right size, for example, of girls’ sandals.

If you wonder how to get your girl or boy’s shoe size right, it’s actually way easier than you think. First, you have to measure your toddler’s feet correctly. Then, consult a kids shoe size chart for your preferred sizing standard – UK or European. Lastly, choose a size that’s just a tiny bit bigger. Never buy smaller or “too big.”

Now, let’s get on to measuring your child’s feet. To measure your toddler’s feet accurately, you will have him stand with his back against a wall with a piece of paper under his feet. To measure you baby’s feet, we have something simpler.

Also, measure both feet, but one at a time. One foot is usually slightly bigger than the other so whether using it for girls’ sandals or boys’ sneakers, use the measurement of the bigger foot.

Measuring Toddlers’ Feet

How To Measure Kids' Feet in cm diagram

Measuring Babies’ Feet

Now, it’s time to convert the (longer) foot measurement into a shoe size for your boy’s or girl's sandals or sneakers. First Walkers toddler sandals, sneakers, mary janes and shoes use UK or AU kids shoe sizes. However, we have provided here both AU sizes and European sizes:

2 3 18 11.3-11.8
3 4 19 11.9-12.3
4 5 20 12.4-13.2
4.5 6 21 13.3-13.8
5 6.5 22 13.9-14.3
6 7 23 14.4-14.8
7 8 24 14.9-15.6
8 9 25 15.7-16.3
9 9.5 26 16.4-16.8
9.5 10 27 16.9-17.3
10 11 28 17.4-17.8
11 11.5 29 17.9-18.5
11.5 12 30 18.6-19.3
12 13 31 19.4-20.0
13 J1 32 20.1-20.5
J1 J2 33 20.6-21.0
J2 J3 34 21.1-21.5

Found the size for your little sandals yet? Remember, kids’ feet grow fast. However, don’t buy oversized baby sandals just because their feet will eventually grow. Proper fitting boy’s sandals, kids sneakers, or what have you, are crucial to foot development and prevention of injuries, so choose sizes wisely.


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