How to Size Toddler Shoes


Toddlers are extremely energetic and always on the move, making shoes a required part of their wardrobes. They are also constantly growing, which indicates that parents always have to be ready to acquire brand-new shoes for them.

Toddler’s Shoes Size vs. Age

Infant and toddler shoe sizes are not, however, on the same scale as adult shoes, and it is important that you know how to properly size your toddler’s feet. With the right shoes, your toddler will be able to keep addressing full speed.

  1. Quote your toddler’s shoe size. If you double the child’s age in years and include either 2 for a young boy or 1 for a woman, you should get a rough idea of the appropriate shoe size. This approach estimates the correct size for children up to the age of 5.
  2. Use requirements to approximate a toddler’s shoe size from age. The suggested size is 5 for a 12- to 18-month-old child, 6 for an 18- to 24-month-old child, 7 for a 2-year-old, 8 for a 2- to 2 1/2- year-old, 9 for a 3-year-old, 10 for a 3 1/2- year-old, 11 for a 4 1/2- year-old and 12 for a 5-year-old.
  3. Have your child stand on a blank sheet of paper using socks. Detail the child’s feet with a pencil or washable marker. You can then take the paper to use as a guide at the shoe shop.
  4. Measure your toddler’s feet. Shoe sizes are identified by foot length from toe to heel.
  5. Find the correct shoe size based on length. You will increase one-half size of shoe for each 1/6 of an inch of length. For example, a toddler with a 5-inch foot uses a size 6 shoe, while a child with a 5 1/6- inch foot wears a 6.5 size.
  6. Try out the shoes. Producers all have a little different shapes and size, so it is essential to find a shoe that fits your toddler well. You ought to likewise be careful to attempt shoes on both feet, as they may be of slightly various size.
Unfortunately there is no around the world requirement for shoe sizes, which suggests you might require various sizes of shoe from different makers.
Unfortunately there is no around the world requirement for shoe sizes, which suggests you might require various sizes of shoe from different makers.


While it is possible to estimate toddler shoe sizes from the child’s age, you need to remember that kids have the tendency to grow at really individual rates. One child may use size 5 shoes at 11 months, while another will not reach that size till near to the age of 2.


Measure your toddler’s foot size as near to your shopping trip as possible. If you wait even a few weeks, the toddler might grow.
Due to the fact that young children grow so quickly, you might wish to purchase shoes that are a half size bigger than measurements indicate.

Things You’ll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Washable marker
  • Determining tape

Children’s Shoe Fit Chart

4 toddler 12 months 20 13.0 cm
5 toddler 12-18 months 21 14.0 cm
6 toddler 18-24 months 22 14.5 cm
7 toddler 2-2½ years 23 15.0 cm
8 child 2½-3 years 24 15.5 cm
8.5 child 3½-4 years 25 16.3 cm
9 child 4 years 26 17.0 cm
10 child 4½ years 27 18.0 cm
11 child 5 years 28 18.5 cm
12 child 5½ years 29 19.0 cm
12.5 child 6 years 30 19.5 cm
13 child 6½ years 31 20.0 cm
1 child 7 years 32 21.0 cm
2 child 7½ years 33 21.5 cm
3 child 8 years 34 22.0 cm
4 child 35 23.0 cm
5 young adult 36 24.0 cm
5 young lady 36 24.0 cm
6 young adult 37 24.5 cm
6 young lady 37 24.5 cm
7 young adult 38 25.5 cm
7 young lady 38 25.5 cm
8 young adult 39 26.0 cm
8 young lady 39 26.0 cm
6 young man 39 26.0 cm
9 young adult 40 26.5 cm
9 young lady 40 26.5 cm
7 young man 40 26.5 cm
10 young adult 41
8 young man 41
11 young adult 42
9 young man 42

(girls usually measure 3/4 size smaller, boys 3/4 size larger)


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