Everything we said about how to measure adult feet on the Online Shoe Store Shoe Fitting Guide is also true of children's feet - except squirmier with more whining and fussing
Regardless of your child's age, never let a child wear a shoe that is too small for their feet! Children's feet are still growing and developing and many adult foot problems have their origins in poor-fitting shoes during childhood.
Never put your child in a shoe that is more than a size too big or the child is likely to trip when walking.
If you are buying a children's shoe that uses the U.S. or U.K. sizing system (see chart for measurement differences in the two systems), be sure to remember that the notation system starts over at around age 6. At age five your child may wear a children's size 13 and at age 6 your child may wear a youth size 1.
If you are buying a children's shoe that uses the European sizing system the notation system is the same for babies, children, and adults.
A youth size 5.5 is equivalent to an adult women's size 7 and an adult men's size 6. For older children and teenagers please contact us.