How to measure your child’s foot length at home

Every child is unique, and the correct shoe size depends on several factors. All children – boys and girls – have different feet, and it is important to find the correct shoes and shoe size for your child.

The tracing method.

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon/string

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Trace both feet: Have your child stand on the sheet of paper. You will need to get them to stand straight as it may affect the size. Use the pen to trace the outline of both feet. You will need to do both feet since one foot can be bigger than the other. Repeat these steps if necessary to ensure accuracy.
  2. Measure length: Use the ruler to measure from the outside of the heel to the tip of the big toe on both feet. Write down the number in inches of centimeters. Remember, many kid’s feet are different sizes as they grow. Measure each foot separately to find a size that’s sure to fit both.
  3. Measuring width: Wrap the ribbon or string around the widest part of the foot, noting where the two ends meet. Measure the part of the ribbon that wrapped around their foot against a ruler. Record the number as width and repeat for the other foot. The width is very important for kid’s comfort.
  4. Finding the shoe size: Compare your children’s measurements with our sizing chart below to find out their size or give us a call and we can help you out with the sizing once you have the measurement of both feet.

Once you have the measurement of your child’s feet you can follow our sizing chart, but make sure you give ½ to 1 full size of room for growth. For example, if your child is size 11 then you should be looking for shoes size 11.5 or 12. Remember you can always contact us for help if you are unsure.


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