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FREE tool to measure Children/Young People feet for new shoes

With children growing at the rate they do, you may need to order them new shoes during lockdown. But how do you know you are

buying the right size if you can't visit a shoe shop to get their feet measured?

1. If you have a a printer, you can download free cut-out shoe size gauges like this one Start-Rite, (just be sure for accuracy the document's set up to print at 100% size). Alternatively, If you don’t have access to a printer? We'll send you a paper measuring gauge in the post. Just email customer.services@startriteshoes.com and we will do it right away.

2. Use a tape measure or ruler to take the distance from back of heel to tip of their longest toe. Repeat for the other foot and record the longest of the two measurements - it's normal for kids, and grown-ups for that matter, to have two slightly different-sized feet.


2. Check the conversion chart below to see what shoe size your measurement relates to, rounding up if it falls between sizes. It’s wise to add about 1.5cm extra space for wriggle room and growth. If you think they're growing especially fast, consider choosing one half-size bigger than you need.


3. If your child needs a width other than the industry standard 'F' (which fits the majority of children), choose 'D-E' for narrow, 'G' for wide or 'H' for extra-wide feet. This doesn’t need measuring each time – once wide-footed you’re generally always wide-footed, so go with the width of previous shoes they've been measured for.

4. Refer to the site you’re buying from to see if it has its own size guide online. If not, convert your measurements using the standard sizing guide below.How to measure children's fee

Standard UK children's shoes sizes vs foot length (cm)

Shoe size

2

2.5

3

3.5

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

Foot length (cm)

10.5

10.8

11.4

11.7

12.1

12.7

13

13.3

14

14.3

14.6

15.2

15.6

15.9

16.5

16.8

17.1

17.8

18.1

18.4

19.1

19.4

19.7

Standard UK children's shoes width guide

Width code

D-E

F

G

H

Description

Narrow

Standard

Wide

Extra wide

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old