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Toddler Fit Guide and Size Chart

We'd love to measure everyone's foot personally, but our travel budget says otherwise. So instead, we'd like to offer these simple shoe fit tips to help you find the perfect fit both before and after you buy.

Before You Buy

  • Check your current size. Pick out the most comfortable shoes in your closet and see what size and brand they are. That's the shoe size you should start with.

  • Feet change over time. What size you were at nineteen might not be what size you are at sixty-three (though we sincerely hope you bought at least one pair of new shoes in those 44 years).

  • Brands vary. While sizing will remain consistent within a single brand, it could vary up to one full size between brands due to manufacturing quirks. Check the product description and customer reviews for fit tips.

When They Arrive

Your shoes should be comfortable right out of the box. Shoes that hurt now will more than likely hurt a month from now, so make sure they're comfortable and don't slip in the heel. Read on for more specific tips.

  • Athletic Shoes generally run short so try sizing up by half a size.

  • Running Shoes should feel a bit more snug than street shoes. It's important that the shoe not pinch or cramp the toes or let the feet slide forward, jamming the toes against the front.

  • Hiking Boots should be a little longer than other shoes. When you're headed down a hill, you want a little extra room at the toe.

  • Dress Boots are designed with a broader heel counter to allow your heel to drop right in, so they may be a little snug at the forefoot. It's normal for the heel to slip slightly until the boot breaks in and molds to your heel.

  • Lace-Up Shoes should be tried on unlaced. Tap the back of your heel lightly to set it in the proper spot in the shoe, then lace the shoe comfortably.

  • Slip-On Shoes shouldn't allow any excess foot movement as you don't want the front of your foot sliding around.

Still have questions? Give us a call at 1.800.976.4267 and we'll be glad to help.


While we try our best to show our shoes in US sizes, we're not always perfect (despite what our mothers keep telling us). Which is why we've come up with a one-size-fits-all shoe size conversion chart to help guide you to find the perfect fit.

Keep in mind that sizing may vary slightly by manufacturer, so peek at customer reviews and the product description to see if the shoe fits true to size or not.

Toddler/Little Kid Shoe Sizes (2-4 years)
US Size British European
7.5 6.5 24
8 7 24
8.5 7.5 25
9 8 25
9.5 8.5 26
10 9 27
10.5 9.5 27
11 10 28
11.5 10.5 29
12 11 30

Similarly, brands use different terms for shoe widths. The chart below will help you match the terminology used by (shown in the left column) with the brands (right column).

Kids Width Conversion
XXX Narrow   3A
XX Narrow 2A, AA
X Narrow A
Narrow B, N
Med Narrow C
Medium D, M, R
Med Wide E
Wide W, Wide
X Wide EE, 2E, WW, XW, X
XX Wide XX
XXX Wide 3E, EEE, EW, 4E, H
XXXX Wide 5E, 6E