Kids size - Measure & Fit Check

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Measure & Fit

We know how special the period of your child's growth is and how important the development of the foot is during this process. For this reason we want to offer you our expertise of measuring and fitting of children's shoes.

Visit Grahams to have your child’s feet measured properly by our experienced staff, where you will receive a great service with a smile. Click here to find to shop closest to you.

How to Get the right measure with the small gauge

  • STEP 1
  • Sit your child on an adults knee.
  • STEP 2
  • To measure the length, hold the measurement gauge in one hand and guide the childs foot into the gauge ensuring the heel is against the backstop and the knee and ankle are at right angles, so the gauge is parallel with the floor.
  • STEP 3
  • Hold the heel firmly at the back of the gauge with the left hand and ensure that the foot and toes are lying flat on the gauge, if the child is wearing socks check they are not squashing the toes. Push the length slider forward so that it rests lightly on the longest toe.
  • STEP 4
  • Then holding the length slider in place, remove the foot, read and make a note of the length measurement indicated in front of the length slider, where the toe meets the slider. Repeat for the other foot.
  • STEP 5
  • To measure the width, first run your finger down either side of the foot, you should be able to feel the toe joints, these are the bumps on either side of the foot just below the big and little toes.
  • STEP 6
  • Take the tape measure provided and wrap it around the width of the foot and insert the end of the tape through the slot.
  • STEP 7
  • Now position the tape so that it’s around the widest part of the foot, this is the part of the foot from the big toe joint to the little toe joint. You are likely to have the tape at an angle, this is correct.
  • STEP 8
  • Pull the tape gently, so that it's snug around the foot, but not tight, and then take the measurement where the tape meets the blue line marked on the tape, indicated by the arrow, and make a note of this. Now repeat for the other foot.
  • STEP 9
  • Take the length measurement of the longest foot and the width measurement of the widest foot and enter them into the size calculator to find out your start-rite shoe size. Then place your order.

When your child’s shoes arrive check they fit correctly using our step by step guide or watch our check the fit video.

How to Get the right measure with the large gauge

  • STEP 1
  • Place the blue measuring gauge onto a hard floor surface. To measure the length, get your child to place their foot into the gauge. They should be standing straight and their heel should be against the back rest. They should wear socks the same thickness as those they will wear with the shoes.
  • STEP 2
  • Hold the heel firmly in the back rest and ensure the toes stay flat. Check the socks are not preventing the toes from laying flat.
  • STEP 3
  • Push the length slider forward so that it rests lightly on the longest toe.
  • STEP 4
  • Then holding the length slider in place, remove the foot, read and make a note of the length measurement indicated in front of the length slider, where the toe meets the slider. Repeat for the other foot.
  • STEP 5
  • To measure the width, first run your finger down either side of the foot, you should be able to feel the toe joints, these are the bumps on either side of the foot just below the big and little toes.
  • STEP 6
  • Take the tape measure provided and wrap it around the width of the foot, inserting the end of the tape through the slot. Ensure your child is still standing.
  • STEP 7
  • Now position the tape so that it’s around the widest part of the foot. This is the part of the foot from the big toe joint to the little toe joint, these are the bumps you felt for in step 5. You are likely to have the tape at an angle, this is correct.
  • STEP 8
  • Pull the tape gently, so that it is snug around the foot, but not tight, and then take the measurement where the tape meets the blue line marked on the tape, and make a note of this. Repeat for the other foot.
  • STEP 9
  • take the length measurement of the longest foot and the width measurement of the widest foot and enter them into the size calculator to find out your start-rite shoe size. Then place your order.

When your child’s shoes arrive check they fit correctly using our step by step guide or watch our check the fit video.

How to measure using the small gauge

How to measure using the large gauge

Check the fit