MEASURING & PRINTABLE GAUGES
- Place a piece of paper on the floor and stand your child on it. Feet slightly apart. Make sure your child stands firmly. The socks should not be too tight to give the toes the necessary leeway. Can be done barefooted as well.
- Length: Mark the foot length in the paper with a line at the back of the heel and a line in front of the longest toe (usually is big toe , but can be second toe too). Make sure that the pen is always held vertically or at a right angle to the paper, otherwise the measurements will be falsified. Just measure then distance between the two points in cm.
If there is two different lengths, the biggest foot rules.
As a rule of thumb, for add 0.5 cm to 1cm to the final foot measurement allowing extra room for comfort and growth in length and width.
- Width: To measure the width, have the child standing up with feet slightly separated. Use measuring tape or a lace/string and circle the metatarsal width (ball of the foot) as per picture. Then measure string. Both feet need to be measured as wider foot rules.
Medium width (F) if width (in cm) is equal than length. For example, if length is 15 cm and width is 15 cm.
Narrow width (D, E) if width (in cm) is smaller than length. For example, if length is 14/15cm and width is 14 then is an E and, if width is 12/13 then is a D.
Wide width (G wide,H widest) if width (in cm) is bigger than length. For example, if length is 15 cm and width is 16/17 then is a G, if width is 17/18 then it is an H.
Please note that the size width calculation guidelines above are not 100% accurate and variations can happen according instep shapes.
IMPORTANT: There is no universal EU/UK Size Chart that can be used across all brands. Each brand has a slight variation in actual shoe size. Each brand fits differently and you might experience foot sizing fluctuations from one brand to another. Please check each brand size measuring chart.
SIZE CHARTS & PRINTABLE GAUGES