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 shoes styles come in EU or US sizes.

Use our kids’ shoe size conversion guide to accurately find out 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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  • This is so helpful. There’s nothing more confusing then kids shoes and sizes!!!! Drives me mad! Places that use different sizes and don’t make it clear on the shoe or the box what they’re using.

    Kids grow fast enough as it is and go thru shoes so quickly, and I’m always lost when going to different shops and what sizes they use.
    Also doesn’t help that my kids have huge feet, so never been able to go by age or guess what they should be cos they’re always at least 3-4 sizes bigger then age.

    This guide is really handy and I’ve now got a screenshot to keep on hand.


  • Thank you. This chart is amazing as I’ve been jumping between 1-2 charts myself to figure out the Issue size. Just in time for all the online sales


  • Thanks for sharing.. will come in handy for sure! Especially for buying shoes online


  • Great tip! I usually by the shoes bigger so they have room to grow. The sizes can definitely get confusing with so many different options and conversions.


  • Great idea this chart is. Its very confusing converting to the europeon sizes, I even have trouble with ordering shoes for myself


  • This would have come in handy years ago for my boys but how about doing one for adults as well. I ordered 3 pairs of shoes from the same place and they were all different. Only one pair fitted. Of the other 2 one was slightly bigger and the other one was much too big. It seems to be the same with clothes as well


  • This chart would come handy!! I ordered shoes for my kids during the lockdown and both were wrong!!


  • A great chart to have, but I will always have it checked.


  • Sizes vary so much and during lockdown I got so confused with shoe sizing my kids were pretty much bare foot.


  • I find that sizes vary between brands and the best guide is the cm measure. This goes for adult shoes too!


  • I needed this last week. I’ll have to bookmark it for next time.


  • A chart like this isn’t much use. I’ve found it all depends where you get your shoes from as to the size you need


  • I like this chart very helpful. I don’t shop kids shoes online because of confusing measurement guide.


  • This is such a useful chart to have on hand when looking for shoes! Wish I had it on the weekend.


  • Shoe sizes are so bad. I bought 2 pairs the other day. A size 9 and a size 7, both from BigW. Such a difference!


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