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Shoe Size Measuring Device – Stop Buying The Wrong Shoe Size

Foot Measure Device

Horrified of getting the wrong shoe size for your kid? Getting the wrong shoe size or the shoe style for your child can have a negative impact on his feet and legs. There are a variety of kids shoe size measurement devices that come in different shapes and sizes. However, I always recommend taking your kids to your local shoe store to have their feet properly measured!

Tired of doing the guesswork while ordering your kids’shoes online? Hunting for an easy way to find out the correct shoe size for your kid’s feet? If you are not 100% sure of the shoe size that your child needs while ordering your kids’ shoes online, you will probably end up getting the wrong shoe size! You don’t have to worry anymore! I will present you with a variety of kids shoe measure devices that will save you time and money!

Nobody likes to purchase their kids’ sneakers online or at the shoe store and get the wrong shoe size, that only means wasting time by having to drive back to the shoe store or having to ship the shoes back to the online retailer. Some parents keep these shoe measure devices at home to avoid going to the shoe store and ordering the shoes online. However, I only recommend doing this if you don’t have a children’s shoe store nearby that you trust.

A lot of parents have contacted me concerned about not having a local kids’ shoe store to take their kids to be properly fitted for shoes. Who likes the confusion and hassle while getting the right shoes for their kids? Local shoe stores hire seasoned professionals who are trained and experienced and know how to use the Brannock Device properly (standard foot measuring tool). Please REMEMBER, what your child actually measures is only the starting point in finding the correct pair of shoes, since every shoe fits differently!

Kids Foot Measuring Device

The Best Shoe Measurement Devices For Kids’! – Get Them Right!

First Choice: The Squatchi Shoe Sizer!

Since you are not a shoe fitter and probably don’t know how to measure your kids’ feet, it is important that the shoe measure device that you get is simple and easy to use. Looking for a light-weight and easy to use shoe sizer to measure your kids’ feet? The Squatchi measuring device is made of extremely high quality polystyrene plastic and is very user friendly.

Making it easy to do online shopping for your children and allowing you to use it from the convenience of your home, this device will revolutionize your shopping experience. You just have to read a few basic instructions to learn how to use it. You don’t have to go through any intricate and complex details to get used to using this device. Just the right placement of foot and reading the scale to get measurements is all that you have to do!

The appearance of this product makes it fun and eye catching as it comes in a variety of colors, so hopefully your children won’t fuss too much when you ask them to step on the device! While using this device, you just have to place the heel of the kids foot in the curved end. You can use a marker or pen to note the accurate size. This way, you can also keep track of how your kids are growing!

I wrote a post where I explain all the tricks that you should know if you need to order your kids’ shoes online! The post is called:

How To Buy Shoes Online- The Secret Revealed

Please REMEMBER that the size you get in the device is only an estimate and it’s just a starting point when looking for the right shoe size. This product will improve your online shopping experience. This product is extremely reliable and durable, and even though it varies from child to child, it can probably be used until your child turns 12 years old. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?

Second Choice -Ultra-Fit Jr Brannock Device

Looking for a high-quality shoe sizer to order your kids shoes online? Hunting for an accurate and advanced fitting device? Well, the Ultra Fit Jr Brannock Device for children is something you will find to be the best for your kids. Made of extremely strong and durable plastic, this device is set to exceed your expectations and and wipe away all your worries while finding the right shoe size!

Measuring A Child Foot

Measuring all the curves and dimensions of feet perfectly, this device works like a tailor for your kids feet.  You don’t have to be distressed by the mistake of buying the wrong shoe size and having to ship them back. The greatest advantage of this device compared to the Squatchi is that you can measure the ball of the foot (that is the correct way of measuring feet), but at the same time it is way more complex to learn how to use than the Squatchi shoe measure.

Third Choice: Combination Brannock Device

Well, I present to you the easiest suitable product for you to wipe away all your worries! You can now easily order the perfect shoes for your kids by measuring their foot size from home! This innovative shoe size measuring device measures every dimension of their feet to perfection. You will now minimize the chance of having to return incorrectly sized shoes!

This all-rounder device is designed for measuring the accurate shoe size of both kids and adults. So no matter which age group your child belongs to; you can now easily use this user friendly product in your busy life to measure your kids’ correct shoe size! This measuring device can also be used for the parents since it has the standard men and women’s sizes in one device. Not only that, the colored areas on measurement scale makes it very easy to distinguish the sizes for men versus women.

Are you tired of ordering shoes that aren’t the correct shoe size for your kids’ feet? Did you know that wearing the wrong shoe size can create several problems for your kids’ feet and legs? Your kids are more likely to stumble, fall and get injured if they keep wearing the wrong shoe sizes. This device is very useful as it can be used to measure men, women, and children’s feet!

In this post I describe all the problems you can create if your child iswearing the wrong shoe size: 

Foot Problems From Shoes – The Nasty Bits

The Secret To Getting Your Child The Correct Pair Of Shoes!

While buying shoes for your kids or even for yourself, sometimes what seemingly small details such as the width, instep, or even the arch of the foot make a huge difference in the type of shoes your child should get! That is why I ALWAYS recommend taking your child to the local kids’ shoe store you trust, and by this I don’t mean Nordstrom, Stride Rite, Payless or any store chain store that doesn’t hire people who know how to properly measure your kids’ feet.

In fact,  I wrote a post where I describe why you must STOP taking your kids’ to be fitted for shoes in those places. The post is called:

The Best Place To Buy Kids Shoes – Avoid Stride Rite, Nordstrom, Payless…

Wearing comfortable shoes is a necessity that should not be ignored, esspecially when it comes to taking care of your little ones feet!

The shoe measuring devices thus have an essential place in shoe wear industries. It sometimes gets difficult to keep up with your toddler’s foot size as they are growing at an exponential rate! In all this hassle, one needs a reliable way to check your kids’ foot size.

All the devices which have been reviewed above are most popular and respected when it comes to measuring your kids’ feet. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

Have you been purchasing kids shoe sizes online? Did you end up returning most of them? Share your finds in the comment section below so we can all benefit from your experiences!


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10 Comments on Shoe Size Measuring Device – Stop Buying The Wrong Shoe Size

  1. This is a very helpful article because children cannot complain and we don’t know if they feel comfortable or they feel pain in their shoes.

    Sometimes, parents don’t spend much attention when selecting their baby’s shoes and this can be dangerous to the little ones. You have a very informative website, I hope more parents could read this.

    • Thank you. My goal is to inform parents about the importance of well fitted shoes so they can make the most informative decision when buying shoes for their children. Taking care of our kids’ feet at an early age will prevent several foot, leg, and back problems in the future!

  2. Interesting article. I can see the value of each of these measuring tools.

    But one of the things you mentioned at the beginning was that parents have a horror of ordering the wrong size shoe for their children. Why is that? What are some of the problems with buying shoes that are just a touch too big or too small?

    • Jaden,

      Shoes that are too small can create all sort of of problems to your kids feet such as bunions, blisters, corns, ingrown toenails,etc. A shoe that is too small can also compromise your child’s stability and make him/her fall more often.

      A shoe that is too long can have the same impact of a shoe being too small. If there is too much space in the shoe your kids’ foot will move too much inside it, and it will create friction between your kids’ toes and the shoe. This will also lead to some of the issues mentioned above.

      In order to keep our kids’ feet and legs healthy, we must provide them with the right shoe size.

  3. Hi Juan

    Thanks for the great article, I must say I really like the look of the Brannock Combo just for the convenience that it will work for everyone in my family. My only question is there are several different standards out there for shoe sizing, like US, UK and EUR. Does the Brannock give you a size for each standard?

    Thanks again


  4. Wow, one of the best and most informative websites I have seen so far.
    So much information about shoes, I never knew you could learn so much about shoes from toddlers to adults. I wear high heels a lot and I know that even though we love them heels, if we do not wear them the right way we kill our feet and backs alike. Do you perhaps have any details on ladies heels helpful information like the rest you did?

    • Addie,

      I specialize in children shoes. I worked for an adult shoe store but not too long to feel comfortable writing about adult shoes. Start by getting the right shoe size, if the heels still feel uncomfortable, there is always extra padding you can put to reduce the friction in the area of the foot that is suffering more.

  5. Great post, thanks for bringing to my attention that these are available for mums and dads.I haven’t seen shoe sizers for many years, they were always used on us as kids (that’s a long time ago lol), and I often wondered when my children were growing up why they weren’t used anymore. It’s a pity more shoe shops don’t still use them as I remember our shoes were always comfortable and this would have been due to having our feet measured correctly. I believe these would be a great thing for mums to have on hand.

    • Nanny,

      You make a very valid point. Before, most parents took their children to get their feet measured at their local shoe store, as online shopping was not as popular, at least when it came to shoes. Having your kids feet properly measured is imperative to keep his or her feet, legs, and back healthy. I think every household needs a shoe size measuring device, specially if you don’t have a local shoe store in your area.

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