Children’s Shoe Sizes

This post was last updated on March 24th, 2021 at 10:48 pm

With the kid’s shoe size charts, you can convert children’s shoe sizes between the US, UK, and European size systems, the most common size guides for children’s shoes.
On this page, we guide you through how to measure your children’s feet.
With easy to use size conversion charts, you can find the shoe size of your kids’ feet.

Children’s and infants shoe sizes content:

Kids Shoes Size Chart by Age

A quick overview: How infant Shoe Sizes Work

This easy chart shows the shoe size for your kids by age group. A quick conversion overview between age, foot length, US Sizes, UK sizes, and European Sizes for kids’ shoes. Note: Kids’ shoe sizes are unisex, there’s no difference between girls’ and boys’ shoe sizes.

AgeFoot lengthFoot lengthUS SizeUK SizeEU Size
Little KidNewborn0 – 3 Months9.5 – 10 cm3.7″ – 3.9″0 – 2C0 – 1.515 – 17
Little KidInfant3 – 12 Months10 – 11.5 cm3.9″ – 4.6″2 – 4C1.5 – 3.518 – 20
Little KidToddler1 – 3 Years12 – 16 cm4.7″ – 6.5″4.5 – 9C4 – 8.520 – 26
Little KidPre-school4 – 6 Years16 – 19.5 cm6.7″-7.5″10-13.59.5-1327-30.5
Big KidGrade School6 – 10 Years19.6-22.6 cm7.6″-8.9″13.5-4.5Y13 – 430.5-35.5
Youth/TeenGrade School10 – 14 Years 22.6-27.2 cm8.9″-10.7″4.5 – 6Y4 -5.535.5-39
Kid’s Shoe Size Chart by size-charts.com


How to Read a kids shoe size chart?

  • When you don’t know your size, then measure your feet and look for the closest result in the chart.
  • Select the column with the size/ foot length you know and move horizontally in the same line to find the size you are looking for. You can convert children’s shoes sizes by row in different sizing systems.

New born, baby and toddler Shoe Size Chart: 0 months – 3-year-old Shoe Size

Convert children’s shoes sizes by age, by measurement in cm and inches into European sizes, China sizes, UK and India Sizes, The US, and Canada sizes.
Note that age is only an indication.

Boy Age
Girl age
Shoes worn byMetric Size
in cm
Imperial Size
in Inches
EU Shoe Size
China Size
UK Shoe Size
India Size
US Shoe Size
Canada Size
0-2 monthsnew-born9.5 cm3.7″16.511.5
1-3 monthsnew-born10.0 cm3.9″171.52
3-6 monthsbaby – infant10.4 cm4.1″1822.5
6-9 monthsbaby – infant10.8 cm4.3″18.53.53
9-11 monthsbaby – infant11.2 cm4.4″1933.5
10-12 monthsbaby – infant11.6 cm4.6″19.53.54
1 yrtoddler12.0 cm4.7″2044.5
1 yrtoddler12.5 cm4.9″214.55
1 yrtoddler13.0 cm5.1″21.555.5
1 yrtoddler13.3 cm5.3″225.56
1 yrtoddler13.8 cm5.5″2366.5
2 yrstoddler14.2 cm5.6″23.56.57
2 yrstoddler14.6 cm5.8″2477.5
2 yrstoddler15.0 cm5.9″257.58
3 yrslittle kids15.5 cm6.1″2688.5
3 yrslittle kids16.0 cm6.5″26.58.59
New born, baby and toddler Shoe Size Chart by size-charts.com

Pre-School Little kids Shoe Size Chart: 4 – 6-year-old Shoe Size

Convert kids’ shoe sizes by age, by measurement in cm and inches into European sizes, China sizes, UK and India Sizes, The US and Canada sizes.
Note that age is only an indication.

Age
Boy Girl
Shoes worn byMetric Size
in cm
Imperial Size
in Inches
EUR Kids shoe Size
China Size
UK kids shoe Size
India Size
US kids shoe Size
Canada Size
4 yrslittle kids16.5 cm6.7″279.510
4 yrslittle kids17.0 cm6.9″27.51010.5
4 yrslittle kids17.5 cm7.0″2810.511
5 yrslittle kids18.0 cm7.1″28.51111.5
5 yrslittle kids18.4 cm7.3″2911.512
6 yrslittle kids18.8 cm7.5″29.51212.5
6 yrslittle kids19.1 cm7.6″3012.513
6 yrslittle kids19.5 cm7.8″30.51313.5
Pre-school Little Kids Shoe Size Chart by size-charts.com

Grade School Big kids Shoe Size Chart: 6 – 10-year-old Shoe Size

Convert children’s shoes sizes by age by measurement in centimeters and inches into European sizes, China sizes, UK and India Sizes, and the US and Canada sizes.
Note that age is only an indication.

AgeMetric Size
in cm
Imperial Size
in Inches
EUR Size
China Size
UK Size
India Size
US Size
Canada Size
6 yrs19.6 cm7.7″30.51313.5 Y
7 yrs20.0 cm7.8″3113.51 Y
7 yrs20.3 cm7.9″3211.5 Y
8 yrs20.6 cm8.0″331.52 Y
8 yrs21.1 cm8.2″33.522.5 Y
9 yrs21.6 cm8.4″342.53 Y
9 yrs22.0 cm8.6″34.533.5 Y
10 yrs22.2 cm8.7″″353.54 Y
10 yrs22.6 cm8.9″35.544.5 Y
Grade school Big Kids Shoe Size Chart by size-charts.com

Grade School Youth – Teens Shoe Size Chart: 10 – 14-year-old Shoe Size

Convert kids’ shoe sizes by age, by measurement in cm and inches into European sizes, China sizes, UK and India Sizes, The US and Canada sizes.
Note that age is only an indication.

AgeMetric Size
in cm
Imperial Size
in Inches
EUR Size
China Size
UK Size
India Size
US Size
Canada Size
10 yrs22.6 cm8.9″35.544.5 Y
11 yrs23.3 cm9.2″364.55 Y
11 yrs24.0 cm9.5″36.555.5 Y
12 yrs24.6 cm9.7″375.56 Y
12 yrs25.3 cm10″37.566.5 Y
13 yrs25.9 cm10.2″383.54
13 yrs26.6 cm10.5″38.54.55Y
14 yrs27.2 cm10.7″3956Y
Grade school Youth Shoe Size Chart by size-charts.com

Other Kids’ and infant shoe size charts

How to measure your children’s feet?

Shoe sizes differ between brands and between types of footwear. That’s why we always recommend measuring both feet of your son or daughter, so you can convert children’s shoes sizes between the US, UK, and European size systems: Here’s a simple how-to post about it.

Probably you don’t feel like reading or quickly want to buy those kids’ shoes.
To make it easy, we summed up our tips to measure your children’s feet:

Measure you kid’s feet in 10 simple steps

  1. Measure your kid’s feet in the afternoon.

  2. Make them Stand When Measuring, but with smaller children this is not needed

  3. Wear socks

  4. Be precise

  5. Measure both feet

  6. Stand on a piece of paper

  7. Start drawing

  8. Measure the length of your feet

  9. Find your width fitting by drawing or with measuring tape
    (for infants, toddlers and little kids shoes, this step is optional)

  10. Determine your hids shoe size in the conversion charts

FAQ: Kids’ shoes Sizing and Children’s foot size?

How Often do i Need to Buy My kids New Shoes?

We all know kids’ feet grow fast! When your children are under the age of 2, it’s a good plan to measure their feet every 3-5 months. Note that under the age of 2 the shoes are mostly needed for outside activities.
Here’s how children’s shoe size increased from time to time.
– 0 to 12 months: 1⁄2 size increase every 2 months
– 1 –2 years: 1⁄2 size increase every 3 months
– 2-5 years: 1⁄2 size increase every 4 months
Note: sizes and feet measurements differ by brands and by type of feet of your children.

How Fast Do Children’s Feet Grow?

According to international statistics, children’s feet grow approximately 1 inch or 2.5 centimeters per year from newborn till the age of 2 years. Between 2 and 6 years, your children’s feet tend to grow typically around 0.75 to 1 centimeters, or 0.3 to 0.4 inches, per year.
From the age of 7-14 years, the feet grow around 0.5 centimeters or 0.2 inches a year.

How much room should children have in a shoe?

Start looking for new shoes when your child’s shoes leave less than 0.5 inches (12 mm) of space for the feet. However, new shoes, should leave at least 3/4 inch (17 mm) of free space for the feet to grow.

How to Check Shoe Space in your kids’ shoes?

Checking the size of the shoes you have purchased or about to purchase is an important step in the fitting process. A common action is the “toe test,” where parents squeeze the shoe tip to check out if the baby’s and children’s toes have space. Many Children curl their toes, with incorrect readings as a consequence.
Place your hand on the front of the shoe instead (like this your kids’ toes can’t bend) and test the room at the back to know if your child’s foot has enough space to expand. It’s best to buy a shoe with a small gap between the heel and the back of the shoe.

At what Age My Children’s Feet Stop Growing?

This may vary from gender to gender, from region to region.
– Boys: Foot development usually ends at 15 years of age.
– Girls: Foot development normally ends until they are thirteen years old.

At what age babies should wear shoes?

Until babies start walking there’s no need for them to wear shoes. Socks or house slippers are just fine. We have a dedicated post about the perfect shoes for babies and toddlers.
When learning to walk the shoes should provide enough space for the rolling of the foot. Therefore the shoes must be at least 0.5 inches to 3/4 inch longer than the foot. The shoes must be flexible, have a non-slip outsole, and have good air circulation.

What size feet do 6 year old’s have?

Kids feet grow fast (as seen above up to 2 sizes per year), and there’s no difference in gender. Boys’ and girls’ feet grow at the same pace. A six-year-old will averagely have between US size 12.5Y and 13.5Y, UK size 12 to 13, and European shoe size 29.5-30.5.

Is there a difference between youth or teen shoe sizes and adult shoe sizes?

First of all, shoes in children sizes are cheaper than adults sized shoes. Secondly, youth sizes come unisex (no difference between boys’ or girls’ shoes)

Is there a difference between boys and girls shoes sizes?

No, there’s no difference between boys’ and girls’ shoes. You can convert children’s shoes sizes without paying attention if you’re looking for a boy or a girl.


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