Because kids are constantly growing, it's important to get the fit right when buying their clothes and shoes. We're here to help with our handy buying guide, making sure you pick the right size at all times.
We recommend checking your child's measurements before buying, using our top tips to ensure the best fit. To get the most accurate measurements, where possible measure over the under garments most likely to be worn, rather than over outer clothing.
1. Height - This is best done barefoot, with feet together flat on the ground and back against a wall; measure from the top of the head to the ground.
2. Neck - place the tape measure where the shirt collar would normally sit around the base of the neck. Leaving extra room is important so making sure not to pull too tightly.
3. Chest - Take the tape measure through the under arms, around fullest part of the chest.
4. Waist - Measure the natural waistline, not pulling too tightly to ensure comfort.
5. Hips - Standing straight with the heels together, take the tape measure around the fullest part of the bottom.
6. Inside leg - This time shoes on; measure from the inside leg to where the trouser is normally worn on the shoe. If you're unsure, trousers should sit approximately 5cm from the ground.View kids' size chart
Comfort is vital for children's shoes in order to support their natural foot development and to help look after your child's feet as they grow. Measure up your little one's shoes correctly with our handy how-to steps and find their footwear size with our kids' shoe size chart
Tape the paper to the ground, making sure the surface is even. Place your child's foot on the paper, making sure their weight is evenly distributed on both feet, their foot is flat and that their toes are not curled.
Make sure the shoe is securely on your child's foot with their heel sitting right at the back of the shoe. Next, feel for the longest toe position ensuring there is approximately a thumb's width between their toes and the tip of the shoe. As an important part for picking the perfect size, doing this will make sure they have enough growing room to develop.
Feel along the sides of the shoe at both the inside and the outside with your hand. Make sure no pressure or pinching can be felt. Your child's foot should be sitting comfortably within the foot bed of the shoe. Their little toe should be free to wriggle around slightly, without feeling too restricted.
Run your fingers across the shoe, making sure your child can move their toes up and down slightly and making sure they are not restricted.
Feel around the top opening of the shoe to make sure there are no large gaps. Make sure your child's ankle bone is sitting comfortably above the top side of the shoe, ensuring no discomfort is felt to prevent any unwanted soreness.