All of our shoes are in US sizes. In general, the US size is one up from the UK size (ie UK 5 = US 6) but please measure your child's foot and use our sizing chart to ensure a correct fit. Please be aware that this sizing information is a guide only and is not a guarantee of a perfect fit. Foot length does not take into account the width and depth of the foot. It is not uncommon for two children with the same foot length to end up with different sizes due to differing foot width/ depth. As a general rule, allow 0.5 cm growing room if your child has a very narrow/ skinny foot and 1-1.2 cm if they have a wide or chubby foot.
Also be aware that sizing can vary between shoe styles — you may need more growing room in a closed toe shoe than an open sandal.
Finally, as with all clothing and footwear not every style will suit every foot. There may be some styles that are too wide for children with narrow/ skinny feet. For girls with a skinny foot we would recommend you stick to styles with a double hook and loop closure system, which allows the sandals to be tightened across the ball of the foot.
Youth/ adult sizes are the first sizes on the adult shoe sizing scale. In general children's shoes go from US 3 to US 13.5. After children have out-grown 13.5, they move onto youth/ adult sizing, which starts at size 1, 2, 3...etc
We use the term youth or adult to avoid confusion with smaller children's shoe sizing.
As a general guide:
Early childhood sizes: US 4 to US 9 (inside shoe length 11.5 cm to 16.3 cm). Approx age 0 to 3 years
Pre-school/ early primary: US 8 to 13 (inside shoe length 15.5 to 19.5 cm). Approx 2.5 to 6 years
Pre-school/ early primary: 1 youth/ adult to 3 youth/ adult (inside shoe length 20.3 to 21.9 cm). Approx 5-8 years.
Age ranges are a guide only. We have fitted 18 month only boys in a size US 8 shoe and two year old girls in a size US 6. Just as children vary in height/ weight so do their feet vary in length, width and depth.
IMPORTANT: When reading the sizing charts below please remember that the 'length' refers to the inside length of the shoe, NOT the foot.
For example, the length of of US 5 shoe is 13.1 cm. Therefore, if your child's foot is 13 cm you will need to order a size US 6 to allow for growing room.
Always measure your child's foot before ordering. Remember, sizing varies between brands so a size US 5 in our shoe may not be the same as a US 5 in another brand.
Select the correct range for your child. If your child is not yet walking the Smaller range (0-6 months ot 18-24 months) is primarily an indoor shoe.
If you need a shoe for outside crawling/ daycare we recommend the See Kai Run range (leather shoes and sneakers, sizes US 4 to 9) as shoes in the See Kai Run range are suitable both as a pre-walker and a first walker.
If your child is around two years old and is a size US 8 or more then the Kai range (US 8 to US 13 in child sizes and adult/youth 1 to 3) is often a better fit. The Kai range is a slimmer fit than the See Kai Run range.
If you are unsure about sizing please call us on 1300 249 849.
|0-6 months||4.2 in/10.7 cm|
|6-9 months||4.5 in/11.5 cm|
|9-12 months||4.8 in/12.3 cm|
5.2 in/13.1 cm
|18-24 months||5.5 in/13.9 cm|
Click here to print the sizing chart for Smaller, See Kai Run and Kai.
Make sure you print the chart out at 100% for accurate sizing.
'Inside length' on the sizing chart refers to the inside length of the shoe, not your child's foot.
Please allow 0.5 to 1 cm growing room when using this chart. For example, if your child's foot sits on or just under the US 4 size line, you will need a size US 5 to allow for growing room.
If your child is about to transition from the Smaller range to the See Kai Range the following guide will help you choose the right size in the See Kai Run range: