Kids Shoe Size Conversion Chart: A Guide To Shoe Sizing

Drawing on our extensive experience in fitting children’s shoes, we have created a comprehensive conversion chart for kids’ shoe sizes, which includes measurements in centimetres and accurately represents the differences between UK, EU, and US sizes. While we recommend using our chart as a guide, we always advise seeking the advice of a professional when purchasing children’s shoes to ensure a personalised fit.

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Kids Shoe Size Conversion Charts

Infants

UK EU US CM
2 18 3 10.1
2.5 18 3.5 10.5
3 19 4 10.9
3.5 20 4.5 11.3
4 20 5 11.7
4.5 21 5.5 12.2
5 22 6 12.6
5.5 22 6.5 13
6 23 7 13.4
6.5 24 7.5 13.8
7 24 8 14.2
7.5 25 8.5 14.7
8 25 9 15.1
8.5 26 9.5 15.5
9 27 10 15.9
9.5 27 10.5 16.4

 

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Juniors

UK EU US CM
10 28 11 16.8
10.5 29 11.5 17.2
11 29 11.5 17.2
11.5 30 12.5 18.1
12 31 13 18.5
12.5 31 13.5 18.9
13 32 1 19.3
13.5 32 1.5 19.8
1 33 2 20.2
1.5 34 2.5 20.6
2 34 3 21
2.5 35 3.5 21.4
3 36 4 21.9
3.5 36 4.5 22.3
4 37 5 22.7
4.5 38 5.5 23.1
5 38 6 23.6
5.5 39 6.5 24
6 39 7 24.4

 

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How Do Kids Shoe Sizes Work?

Children’s shoe sizes range from UK infant size 2 to UK junior size 6. When comparing UK and US sizes, remember that UK sizes are one size smaller than the equivalent US sizes. Converting from EU sizes can be tricky, especially when shopping online for kids’ shoes. To avoid sizing mistakes, refer to our EU to UK size chart for guidance.

How To Measure Kids Feet?

Ensuring your child’s feet have well-fitted shoes is crucial for their natural development. Measuring is only part of the process, with the fit of the shoe equally important. This is why we recommend visiting a qualified shoe fitter.

However, when shoe-fitting experts are not available, you may have to measure your child’s feet at home. Check out our blog on “How to Fit Kids’ Shoes at Home” for step-by-step instructions to make the process easy and stress-free.

Understanding Children’s Shoe Width

When measuring kids’ feet, it’s essential to consider both length and width. Width isn’t simply a measurement from side to side; it encompasses the depth and girth of the foot. An expert shoe fitter will use a flexible measuring tape to determine the width. Where footwear brands offer a variety of width fittings, they will typically come in widths E (narrow fit), F (standard fit), G, and H (wider fittings). For the most accurate fit, consult an expert shoe fitter.

Is Shoe Width Important for Kids Shoes?

Absolutely, shoe width is crucial for a good fit. Measuring your child’s shoe size and width is just the beginning. The fit of the shoes determines their support and comfort.  Not all brands offer different width fittings, but the most well-known brands that do are Clarks and Start Rite. Skechers, for example, do not offer additional widths but our expert teams have the skills to tell which shoes and brands will fit a child best.