Trying to convert your kids’ Australian shoe sizes to a European, American or British size can be very confusing (not to mention frustrating). Different countries measure different parts of the foot to formulate their sizes, so it’s often difficult to get a perfect size match, but using these simple sizing steps will help:
Step 1 – Consult an international sizing chart
The chart at the bottom of this article will help you to determine which international size will most likely match your child’s Australian shoe size.
Step 2 – Trace and measure
Once you have converted your child’s shoe size using the international sizing chart you should then measure your child’s foot by tracing the shape of it onto a piece of paper. Then, using a ruler, measure the following:
You can then compare your child’s foot measurements with the measurements issued by any shoe manufacturer anywhere in the world!
Step 3 – Be accurate
When tracing and measuring your kids’ feet, it is also important to:
Step 4 – Shop online carefully
Knowing your kids’ correct shoe sizes across all international sizing standards can save you a lot of time and a whole lot of money – but get it wrong and it can cost you both. If you are planning on ordering shoes online, make sure you check the returns policy first, just in case the shoes don’t fit. You don’t want to be stuck with a pair of ill-fitting shoes and risk damaging your child’s feet.
Remember – nothing beats buying shoes in person – in a shoe shop with a trained kids shoe fitter – as you just won’t know how well the shoe fits until they try it on.
International shoe size conversions :