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13 June 2018

Children's Shoe Size Guide

Russell & Bromley pride ourselves on the most luxurious range of children's shoes, from the cutest T-bar sandals to sporty sneakers, all our children’s shoes are expertly handcrafted using the finest leathers and materials. As such, we want to ensure your little ones feel confident running, jumping and skipping in our shoes. Finding the correct fit is important; use our kids and baby shoe size chart to help give you and your child confidence that they're wearing the right size.

We have made finding the correct shoe size easy. Simply download and print out our measuring tool.

How To Measure Children’s Feet

Below you’ll find a listed size guide with tips on how to measure your child's feet:

  1. Ensure your printer is set to 100%, and we recommend once printed checking the scale against a ruler.

  2. The back of your child's heel should line up with the thick line. Ensure that their weight is spread equally across both feet. No hopping please!

  3. Measuring both feet is essential. It is entirely usual to have one foot bigger than the other and we recommend catering for the bigger foot. Once both feet have been measured the length in millimetres (mm) will give our recommended sizes for UK and EU conversions.

  4. Infant Shoe Size Guide

    Senior Shoe Size Guide

  5. Having followed our size guide and taken delivery of a shiny new pair of shoes, checking the fit at home couldn't be easier.
    Firstly, place the shoes on both feet and ask your little one to stand up straight. Once standing, adjust any straps, buckles or lacing and ensure the foot is sat securely into the back of the shoe.

  6. Now it's time to wiggle those toes! Pressing lightly on the toe area, find the position of your child's longest toe. For shoes, boots and sneakers we recommend allowing 14mm from the end of the longest toe for sufficient growing room.

  7. Just like the nursery rhyme, all the next bit requires is one finger, one thumb. Place your thumb on one side of the shoe and your index finger on the other. Run your hand along the side of the foot down to the toes. This will help you check that the material is not too tight and ensure the width is correct. Check the depth by running your thumb from one side of the foot to the other, the leather (or material) should ripple but not gape.

  8. Another little tip to further check the fit is to run your index finger around the opening of the shoe - there should be enough space for your finger tip only. Check there is sufficient space under the ankle bone to avoid irritation. Some styles provide a soft padded collar which allows the ankle bone to rest upon it.

  9. Now it is time to take a walk! Ask your little one to walk a few steps away from you. Check that there is no change to their normal walking pattern. Look for any sign of the shoe slipping off the foot at the heel. As they walk back towards you look at the creasing on the top of the shoe. Leathers and fabrics do crease, but a deep crease could indicate that a shoe is too wide or too deep.

  10. Now that you have checked that you've ordered the right size and found the right size, we recommend heading out to play!

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