Below, you will find all the necessary pieces of information you need relating to the size of shoes for your children. Within our guide, you'll find comprehensive tips that will make it easier for you to find items of shoes in a proper size, regardless if you are a parent of a toddler or a young kid. Everything you need - conversion of EU, US, UK sizes in centimeters and inches – is here. In addition, a guide on how to measure infant's and children's feet is also provided. Please read the following tips to quickly and efficiently specify the size of your children's footwear.

Remember that poorly chosen footwear for children can lead to serious health problems. Appropriately selected size of children's shoes will provide children with comfort, convenience and will help them function properly every single day. If you are shopping in a country having a different sizing system, check our kid shoes conversion table.

How to measure a child's foot?

In the following pictures and guides, we will present two ways of correctly measuring the length of the foot of both a baby and an older child.

  • 1. kid foot measure

    Taking measurement of a toddler foot is simple. If our child is asleep, remove the socks so that the measurement is done for a bare foot. Then take a measurement in centimeters or inches with a ruler, grabbing the tip of the largest toe and checking the distance to the heel. Remember that your baby is growing very fast - it is worth adding 0.5 - 0.7 cm to the measurements for the shoes to be as comfortable as possible.

  • 2. foot measurement 2

    In the case of older children, the length of the foot can be measured quickly. The child should stand with its bare foot on a clean sheet of paper put on a flat surface. Mark the tip of the toes and the end of the heel. The child can take its foot off the paper. Take a measurement by drawing a line connecting the two points. You should also add from 0.5 to 0.7 cm to the final result for the shoes to be comfy.

What should you remember about?

Remember that children's feet are growing fast. The size of the footwear you choose for them may turn out to be too small in a few months. According to manufacturers' suggestions, you should add 3% of the child's foot to the measurements. For example,. if the child's foot is 15 cm long, you should calculate the total length as follows: 15 cm + (15 * 0.03) = 15.45 cm.

Baby shoe size (0-12 Months)

US EU UK JP Inches CM
0 15 0 JNR 7.5 3 1/8 7.9
0.5 16 0.5 JNR 8 3 1/4 8.3
1 16 0.5 JNR 8.5 3 1/2 8.9
1.5 17 1 JNR 9 3 5/8 9.2
2 17 1 JNR 9.5 3 3/4 9.5
2.5 18 1.5 JNR 10 4 10.2
3 18 2 JNR 10.5 4 1/8 10.5
3.5 19 2.5 JNR 11 4 1/4 10.8
4 19 3 JNR 11.5 4 1/2 11.4

Walker shoe size (12-24 Months)

US EU UK JP Inches CM
4.5 20 3.5 JNR 12 4 5/8 11.7
5 20 4 JNR 12.5 4 3/4 12.1
5.5 21 4.5 JNR 13 5 12.7
6 22 5 JNR 13.5 5 1/8 13
6.5 22 5.5 JNR 14 5 1/4 13.3
7 23 6 JNR 14.5 5 1/2 14

Toddler shoe size conversions (2-4 Years)

US EU UK JP Inches CM
7.5 24 6.5 JNR 15 5 5/8 14.3
8 24 7 JNR 15.5 5 3/4 14.6
8.5 25 7.5 JNR 15.5 6 15.2
9 25 8 JNR 16 6 1/8 15.6
9.5 26 8.5 JNR 16.5 6 1/4 15.9
10 27 9 JNR 17 6 1/2 16.5
10.5 27 9.5 JNR 17.5 6 5/8 16.8
11 28 10 JNR 18 6 3/4 17.1
11.5 29 10.5 JNR 18.5 7 17.8
12 30 11 JNR 18.5 7 1/8 18.1

Little Kid shoe size (4-8 Years)

US EU UK JP Inches CM
12.5 30 11.5 JNR 19 7 1/4 18.4
13 31 12 JNR 19.5 7 1/2 19.1
13.5 31 12.5 JNR 20 7 5/8 19.4
1 32 13 JNR 20.5 7 3/4 19.7
1.5 33 13.5 JNR 21 8 20.3
2 33 1 21.5 8 1/8 20.6
2.5 34 1.5 21.5 8 1/4 21
3 34 2 22 8 1/2 21.6

Youth shoe size chart

US - Kids 1C 2C 3C 4C 5C 6C 7C 8C 9C 10C 10.5C 11C 11.5C 12C 12.5C 13C 13.5C 1Y 1.5Y 2Y 2.5Y 3Y 3.5Y 4Y 4.5Y 5Y 5.5Y 6Y 6.5Y 7Y
UK 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6
CM 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5 19 19.5 20 20.5 21 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 23.5 24 24 24.5 25
EU 16 17 18.5 19.5 21 22 23.5 25 26 27 27.5 28 28.5 29.5 30 31 31.5 32 33 33.5 34 35 35.5 36 36.5 37.5 38 38.5 39 40

See also: youth sizes chart

Kids' Standard Width Equivalents

The standard width equivalents for children's shoe sizes vary depending on the brand and style of shoe. In general, however, children's shoes can be divided into three width categories: narrow, medium, and wide.

Narrow width is typically indicated by the letter "N" or the word "slim." Medium width is indicated by the letter "M" or the word "regular." Wide width is indicated by the letter "W" or the word "wide."

It is important to note that different brands may have slightly different measurements for each width category, so it may be necessary to try on a few different styles and brands to find the best fit. It's always recommended to measure the child's foot and compare with the brand's size chart for more accurate fit.

Shoe kids Fit Tips

Here are some tips to help ensure a good fit when buying shoes for kids:

  • Measure their feet: Have your child's feet measured by a professional or use a foot measuring tool at home to ensure an accurate fit. Children's feet grow quickly, so it's important to measure their feet every time you buy new shoes.
  • Allow for growth: When buying shoes, always make sure to leave some room for growth. The thumb test is a good rule of thumb: there should be about a thumb's width of space between the end of the longest toe and the end of the shoe.
  • Check the width: Make sure the shoe is wide enough for the child's foot. If the shoe is too narrow, it can cause discomfort and blisters.
  • Test for flexibility: Flex the shoe to make sure it's flexible and comfortable. A good shoe should bend in the same place as the child's foot.
  • Walk around: Have your child walk around in the shoes to ensure a comfortable fit and proper support.
  • Check the heel: Make sure the heel of the shoe fits snugly and doesn't slip off the foot.
  • Consider the activity: Keep in mind the activity the child will be doing while wearing the shoes. Proper shoes should be worn for sports and other activities to prevent injuries.
  • Don't buy too big: Even though you want to leave room for growth, don't buy shoes that are too big. Children can trip and fall in shoes that are too big.
  • Check inside of the shoe: The inside of the shoe should be smooth and free of any rough edges that could cause irritation.
  • Try on both shoes: Always try on both shoes and walk around in them to ensure a good fit on both feet. Some children have one foot that is larger than the other.
  • One way to find out your child's shoe size is to measure their foot. This can be done by standing them on a piece of paper and drawing around the foot. You should then measure the length using a ruler. Once you have this measurement, use the our chart to identify their shoe size.
  • Even if you're completely unfamiliar with shoe sizes, they are one of the few things that can be universal across brands. For example, size 13 is a US kid's size, while UK kid's size 1 is equivalent. The most common shoe widths are B (narrow), D (medium) and E (wide).
  • Kids shoe size is measured in inches and goes up to 12. The size of the feet determines the shoe size. Kids shoe size by age is as follows according our chart.