Below, you will find all the necessary pieces of information you need relating to the size of clothing for your children. Within our guide, you'll find comprehensive tips that will make it easier for you to find items of clothing 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 take measurements?

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

How to Measure Shoes Sizes?

Measuring shoes is the easiest task when it comes to preparations for purchasing items of clothing for our child. All you have to do is to check the label on the sneakers or other footwear your child wears at the moment and deems to be comfortable or take an accurate measurement of the sole of the feet of the youngster and then - compare it to the size chart provided by the producer in the shop or on the website. The most sensible way to be sure that the purchased shoes will fit and not cause sore feet or other problems alike is to buy them in a brick-and-mortar shop, where they can be tested and if need be - replaced with smaller or bigger ones. The same procedure may be tiresome and take even several days in the case of online purchases.