Buying shoes online for kids is tricky – there’s Australian sizing, European sizing and US sizing. But getting the best fit for teeny tootsies just got a whole lot easier with our kids’ shoe size conversion chart.

Whether the shoe you’re looking at has EU, US or AU sizing, just skim along to the correct column and you’ll be sorted in no time.

There are three kinds of shoe sizes that you will encounter – EU, UK and US sizes. Generally, the Australian sizes are the same as the UK sizes. But you need to know what your child’s US and EU equivalent shoe size is because many shoe styles come in EU or US sizes.

Whether you’re on the hunt for new school shoes, dress shoes or sports shoes, use our kids’ shoe size conversion guide to accurately find out your child’s shoe size. But before you do this, it’s a good idea to measure your child’s foot first.

It’s worth keeping mind, there’s also no standard Australian children’s shoe sizing, so using foot measurement is a handy way to get it right. Here’s an easy way to do it:

  1. Measure your child’s feet from the tip of their big toe to the back of their heel. The best way to do this is to get them to stand on a piece of paper and trace around their toes and heels, then measure the paper.
  2. Add a little bit extra for growth – about 0.5 – 1.0cm for babies and around 1cm for toddlers and bigger kids.
  3. To measure the width, mark the sides of the foot at the widest part. Then measure the marks for the widest part of your child’s foot.

Kids shoe size conversion chart

Kids Shoe Conversion Chart Australia
Keep in mind that measuring your child’s foot is a guide, not a guarantee. It can help you with determining your child’s size, but nothing can take the place of going into the shop for a proper fitting and trying on the shoes.

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  • Different sizes can be very confusing at times. Feel like even in Australia, different brands have differentnfittings for thensame size, particularly for children


  • I wish there was a standard sizing for all countries. It would make online shopping so much easier.


  • This guide is neat!! I wish I saw this before I bought my eldest boys school shoes would’ve saved me time and gas ughh.


  • A great guide, but I love the service that some shoe stores provide.


  • This is useful but still need to take my son to actually go try the shoes which is a bit of an effort.


  • This is really handy. Wish I had this years ago.


  • Thank you this is very helpful


  • Very helpful chart to have. Wish it went a little larger in sizes thought for older kids.


  • Thanks so much for sharing this, it will be so helpful this weekend when I start to look for shoes for my daughter starting kindy this year.


  • The conversion chart is convenient. I have a foot gauge at home to measure the shoe size, it’s very handy


  • Awesome chart. I’m constantly looking this up everywhere I go. Need to have this framed!


  • Great chart, thanks. If I go shopping for shoes I take a tracing of my child’s foot but this chart is brilliant for online shopping.


  • Great chart! Handy to keep for future.


  • I always get confused and it doesn’t help that those rules of UK the same as Aussie sizes goes out the window when it comes to womens sizing. In those circumstances apparently the US sizes are the equivalent of the Aussie sizes.


  • Thank you for putting all in one place.


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