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How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width


Parents across the country are increasingly ordering their children’s shoes online—unfortunately, without the benefit of proper shoe fittings—because most specialty children’s shoe stores nationally are closing their doors.  Big retail stores such as Nordstrom’sPayless, or Footlocker do not provide adequate child shoe fittings, causing many children to wear footwear that is the wrong size.

If you are thinking of purchasing your kids’ shoes online, there are 2 steps that you need to follow in order to figure out your child’s exact foot size and make sure that your child ends up wearing the correct shoe size.

I developed the most effective way to determine your child’s exact foot size from your home and will personally assist you with a custom fitting tailored to your child’s individual needs. This easy-to-follow method allows parents to accurately determine their child’s correct foot length and width, as well as instep height.

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now, and I have been helping families find the perfect pair of shoes for their children online for the last 5 years.

In order to follow my 2 simple steps, you need a measuring tape and 2 pictures of your child’s feet. If you email me these pictures, I will help determine your child’s foot instep and foot width.

There have been several inventions and online tools that claim to provide you with the most accurate foot size. Please don’t waste any money on those tools.  These tools are ineffective because they are not able to capture two key factors that determine the final foot size: instep and width.

The instep plays a key role in determining which type of shoes your child can wear. Do you know what the instep of the foot is? The instep is the top part of the foot, and when it’s high, it makes your shoe choices more limited. Take a look at the image below to identify where the instep of the foot is located:



Children’s feet come in all different shapes and sizes, and your child might have narrowmedium, wide, or extra wide feet. In addition, your child might have a high instep, which makes it even harder to find shoes that fit.

My service is 100% free, and all that is required is measuring tape and 2 pictures of your child’s feet. I understand the importance of well-fitting shoes and believe that shoes can be life changing.

Did you know that wearing the wrong shoe size is the main reason that children develop blisters and calluses as well as general foot and leg pain?

You can use this 2 step method from home, and it should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  Most likely, this process will take far less time than one typically spends having kids measured at a big retailer, where children very often leave wearing the wrong shoe size.

My 10 years of experience fitting children’s shoes has afforded me many insights into children’s shoes and the way they fit.  Our store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Due to my experience in fitting thousands of kids, I have put together this 2 step foot measuring technique that has been helping parents from all over the world.

I use the Brannock device to accurately determine a child’s exact foot size. The Brannock device is the standard foot measuring tool, and the most effective tool on the market right now. However, I understand that not all families can afford to invest $50 dollars in a foot measuring device. In order to support families who may not have this device, I offer my personal assistance in applying my method which involves 2 simple steps.

The only thing that you are going to need is a ruler or a measuring tape, which you probably already have at home, but if you don’t, se below my recommendations in Amazon.

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How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps!

These are the 2 most important factors that you need to consider before buying your kids’ shoes online:

Step 1: Measuring Your Child’s Exact Foot Length.

✅ Make sure that your child is standing straight, and then place a measuring tape or ruler below your child’s heels.

Measure both feet all the way up to the tip of your child’s longest toe. It’s imperative that you measure both feet since there is always one foot that is bigger than the other. Please keep in mind that your child’s longest toe isn’t necessarily the big toe — it may in fact be the second or even the third toe —

Make a note of that measurement in centimeters or inches and proceed to step number 2.


Step 2: Pictures of Your Child’s Foot Width.

These pictures will help me determine whether your child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet.  Also, the pictures will help me see whether your child has a high instep or not.

✅ Below you can find a sample of how the pictures should look:



I have measured thousands of children’s feet, and I will be able to easily tell you your child’s exact foot shape.

This service is free of charge, since my goal is to keep your children’s feet healthy. It will take me less than 24 hours to respond back with your child’s exact foot size. Once you have that information ready, please email it to me at: fittingchildrensshoes@gmail.com

Please keep in mind that figuring out your child’s foot size doesn’t correlate to your child’s shoe size. You need to provide your child with a certain amount of growing room,  0.3 inches or 0.7 centimeters of space between your child’s longest toe and the end of the shoes to be more precise, which usually translates to a half a size longer shoe.

For example, if your child measures a foot size 10 you will need to get the shoe size 10 1/2, assuming that the shoes fit “true to size”. If your child’s shoes run “short” or “long” then you will have to adjust the final shoe size that you get for your child.

Most parents end up wasting a lot of time and money buying their kids’ shoes online. It can certainly be a frustrating and time-consuming experience if you don’t know your child’s exact foot size and what shoes to order. However, if you follow my 2 steps, you can feel confident that your child will end up wearing the correct shoe size.


I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.


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2 Comments on How to Measure Your Kids Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

  1. I am so grateful to have found this website. The information was so insightful. I can’t tell how difficult it is to find foot wear for my daughter. We visit countless stores. I buying and returning on line all the time. It’s just an endless nightmare of frustration. I am looking forward to hopefully ending the confusion of proper shoe fitting shoes. I only hope there’s a selection of styles for every occasion.

    • Hi Rhonda,

      I hope you and your daughter are well and staying safe.

      I am glad that you found the article informative. Let me know if you are having trouble finding a specific shoe style for your daughter’s feet and I will help you find it.

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