How to measure child's feet length

Couple of tips before we start:

 It is natural for feet to swell in the day so avoid measuring your child’s feet first thing in the morning. Wait for couple of hours or measure in the evening.   If the footwear will be worn with the socks, measure the foot with the socks on.

 Measure both feet as they are not symmetrical and always use larger measurements to buy shoes.


Materials you’ll need:

Tools you need:

  • Paper & Scotch tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (centimeters)


  1. The best spot to measure the feet is to use the wall. Take a white paper, lined it against the edge of the wall and tape it with scotch tape (ensures that it will not move while you’re measuring the feet
  2. Have your child barefoot or in a pair of socks on stand on the piece of paper ( back of the heel touching wall, standing straight as they normally would with full body weight resting equally on them.
  3. Use the ruler to draw a line where the longest toe ends.
  4. Measure the length between the end of the and the line drawn.
  5. Follow the same steps to measure the other foot. Use the longer measurement to choose a shoe size.
  6. Find the foot measurement in sizing chart.  Click here for more info on reading our sizing chart.
  7. Select the shoe style you want to buy and choose the size from that style sizing chart* (When choosing more than one style, double check the sizing chart as some of the styles might fit bigger/smaller than the others)

Froddo Charts have two columns, the left one would be the actual length of the insole and the middle one is the foot length. The difference between the two measurements is the recommended space to allow for foot growth.   

For more detailed explanation see the illustrations below


Froddo Sizing Chart Explained:

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