Measuring At Home

Check out our measuring at home tips. There are a number of ways you can check if your child requires a bigger shoe size. You can do some basic checks from looking at insoles, if they have them, feeling where the toes come up to in their current shoes and if they are tight. There’s also a handy paper gauge that you can print below, note this is for Start-rite shoes specifically.

Measuring Tips

If their current footwear has removable insoles then take the insoles out and have a look at the imprint on the sole. Check both feet as some children have one foot larger than the other.

Or have a feel round both feet when wearing the footwear at the top and gently press to see where the largest toe is and how much room there is. Ask your child to wiggle their feet so you can feel where to press. Check both feet and feel for the largest toe, as a their longest toe might not be their big toe.

Measuring Tips

It’s also not just the length that children’s feet can grow, especially if your child has a broader foot. If you can no longer close the Velcro fastening completely or if your child is struggling to get their foot in the shoe then it’s time to size up.

Measuring Guide

Start-rite have a paper gauge that you can print out then input the measurements and you will get the size and width of your child’s feet.

Please be mindful that the gauge measurements ONLY applies to start-rite shoes, therefore other brands such Ricossta, Geox, bobux ect will fit differently, as there really isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to shoes. However this will give us a starting point. 😊

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