- Measuring Little Feet
Measuring Little Feet
So many different shoe brands have different sizing, so we recommend to measure your little one's feet before purchasing any shoes. It's super easy to measure your little ones feet. Just follow these simple steps:
- Stand your child on a blank piece of paper making sure their feet are straight.
- Put a mark at the big toe and a mark at the heel.
- Measure both feet as one is usually slightly bigger than the other.
- Measure the distance in between the big toe and heel. Make sure this measurement goes straight up and down and not on an angle.
- Use the biggest measurement of the two measured feet.
- Add 5mm to 10mm for baby shoes and 8mm to 12mm for toddler/kids shoes to your measurement to allow for wiggle room and room to grow.
Once You Have Measured the Feet:
The insole measurements are in the description of each product we sell. So for babies, add 5mm to 10mm to the foot measurement and this will give you the insole size you need. For toddlers & kids, add 8mm to 12mm to the foot measurement and this will give you the insole sizing you need.
mm measured length of foot + 10mm (approx) growing room = the mm size you need for a shoe.
I often get asked how quickly will my children's feet grow?
Children's feet grow very quickly! Ideally you should measure at least every two months during the first year, and every three months from 1 - 4 years. You can never tell when your child will have a growth spurt and suddenly outgrow their shoes.
A simple rule of thumb is to remember to remeasure your children's feet and check the fit of their shoes at least every change in season.
If you are buying shoes for the next season, or to give as a gift it might be handy to know how quickly, on average, children's feet grow.
- Between the ages of one and three, children's feet can be expected to grow as much as 1.5 mm in length per month.
- Between the ages of three and six, children's feet grow an average of 1 mm per month in length.
If you have any questions about sizing, please send us an email, we are here to help and more than happy to do so!