How to measure your kids’ feet at home
Kids grow. Fast. We know that for sure. So, if your little one’s trainers have turned a tad tight, they’re absolutely in need of a box-fresh pair. If you’re wondering where to start when it comes to choosing the right size, you’ll need to measure up first.
You can choose to pop into any of our Life Style Sports stores and get one of our team to measure for you using our specialised measuring device. From here, they’ll be able to guide you with expert advice on which size and which style of shoe for your kid’s foot type.
Or you can follow the simple guide below to measure their feet at home in three easy steps:
Make sure they’re wearing socks and help them stand straight. Place their feet on a flat surface with your heel against a straight edge.
Place a ruler beside each foot and measure, in millimetres, from their heel to the tip of their longest toe. (REMEMBER: Their longest toe may not always be their big toe!)
Use our handy Conversion Chart to work out what shoe size is right for them. To remove any confusion, we’ve included both European and UK sizing. Compare the measurements of your kid’s LEFT and RIGHT foot and see how they measure up!
- Always measure both feet independently. A slight size difference between feet is normal.
- In between sizes? Always go for the larger size to accommodate growth. Remember, your kids will continue to grow so you’ll get more time out of the shoe. Win-win!
Now you’ve measured, it’s time to choose which shoe is right for them. Our kid’s footwear features mini versions of iconic styles by Nike, adidas, Under Armour and more, for all ages up to pre-teens. From timeless mini-me versions of your favourite kicks to high-performance running trainers — cop the most-wanted trainers on their wish list in-store and online now!
It’s not just the big kids, too. Our infant and pre-school styles feature handy details like easy fastenings, breathable fabrics and super-cushioned soles crafted to support them at every step. Clever elastic laces and double-Velcro straps take the stress out of getting them dressed, while extra foam around the tongue and collar will leave them secure and protected, whether they’re walking in the park or hitting the jungle gym.
Feeling inspired? Check out the links below to shop the full range of our kids’ footwear collections!
If you need any other guidance, you can get in touch with our Customer Happiness team who’ll be more than happy to help.