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This guide to measuring your childrens feet has been provided by LittleScamps.ie

How to measure your childrens feet

If you are familiar with a particular brand that's great, but if you are unsure of your child's shoe size we have an easy to use, general measurement guide below. Measure your child's feet as per the instructions. When you know the centimetre measurement, you will then be able to see the corresponding shoe size on the chart. The sizes on the chart all take into account the room needed in a pair of new shoes for growth so you do not have to worry about a thing - just follow our simple guide and find your kids shoe size.

How to measure your child’s foot:


  • Step 1: Draw a straight line down the length of a piece of paper.
  • Step 2: Place the paper on a hard flat surface alongside a wall. Have the child place their heel against the wall with their longest toe and heel centred on the line. Mark the paper on the line at the tip of longest toe.
  • Step 3: Measure both feet as they may vary in size.
  • Step 4: Measure the distance between the end of the paper and the toe mark in centimetres and use the General Sizing Guide below to find your child's shoe size (allowances for foot growth in new shoes have been made in the General Sizing Guide).

Please note: For babies/smaller children it will be more practical to hold the paper up to their foot. In this case make a mark at both heel and toe and measure between the marks for your size reading.


Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4

Tips for measuring: Children’s feet grow at a fast rate and shoe size should be re-evaluated at least every 2-3 months.