1. Measure twice
Always have both of your child's feet measured. How to measure your shoe size
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2. Mind the gap
Make sure there's a gap of about half the width of your thumb between your child's longest toe and the end of the shoe
3. Go wide (and deep)
Make sure the shoes are wide and deep enough for your child's foot. If you can see the outline of their foot, it's not a good fit. 4.
4. No pain, no gain
Your child should be comfortable in the shoes straight away, without feeling any pain or pressure points. FUELLING UP Use the recommended fuel type. If you use regular unleaded in a car designed for premium, expect slightly less performance and fractionally higher consumption.
5. Plan for the PM
Kids' feet tend to swell throughout the day. Shop for shoes in the afternoon.
6. 'They'll grow into it'
Don’t be tempted to buy a larger size your child can ‘grow into’. Shoes that fit well will support and protect vulnerable and growing feet.
7. Size chart
With these size charts you can convert children’s and babies’ shoe sizes between the US, UK and European size systems.
Size chart for baby shoes – US, UK and Europe
Size chart for children’s shoes – US, UK, Europe and Japan