The Golden Rules of Shoe Fitting
1. Measure your child's feet each and every time you buy shoes. Children can grow more than one size between shoe purchases.
2. Always measure your child's feet when they are standing, with equal weight on both feet. It's easiest to get them to stand on a bit of paper and make a mark at the edge of the heel and the longest toe and then measure the distance between.
3. Click on the shoe you are interested in. Scroll to the bottom of the product description page. Here you will see listed the sizes the shoe comes in and the approximate inner length of the shoe. Select the size that allows 0.5 to 1.5 cm growing room.
The product page will also note if the shoe is a large or small fit, and it it's not suitable for narrow feet.
As a general rule, allow NO MORE than 1 cm for children under three years of age. For very skinny/ narrow feet you a maximum of 0.5 cm may be indicated — if unsure, please call us for advice.
For children over three years, allow 1 cm or 1.5 cm for children with wide feet.
4. The size needed can vary according to whether your child has skinny or wide feet. If your child has very wide or very narrow feet, we recommend giving us a call/email to discuss sizing.
5. Check the size for EACH AND EVERY shoe. Sizes vary widely between brands and styles within the same brand. It's also common for children to need a smaller size in sandals than in closed shoes.
Contacting us about sizing
Phone (03) 9689 9221
Mon-Saturday, 9.30 - 5 pm. If we are serving customers we may not be able to answer the phone. But leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we are free.
Please include the following information:
• Child's age and how long they have been walking (for tiny toddlers)
• Their foot length
• Whether thay have a wide, narrow or average foot.
• Which shoes you are interested in/ type of shoe/s needed