With conkers to kick and exciting piles of leaves to jump into, autumn’s a great time for new footwear and we’ve a wonderful range of seasonal trainers, shoes and boots for your kids to get busy in.
While you’re admiring the line-up, can we suggest you also take a minute to give your kid’s feet a quick measure? It’s easy peasy - see below. All you need’s a sheet of paper and a tape measure or ruler. Oh, and a child that will stand still for ten seconds. (Errr...so maybe good luck with that bit…)
Sizing always varies slightly from brand to brand, but once you know how long your child's biggest foot is (see instructions) the individual brand measurement charts below will help you pick the right size.
And remember, we do free 365 day returns, so you can always buy two sizes if you're unsure.
The easy way to measure your child’s feet
- Draw a straight line down a piece of paper. Put the paper on a hard floor, by a wall.
- Get them to stand with their heel against the wall and their longest toe on the line. Mark the line at the tip of the longest toe. Measure both feet - one will be longer!
- Measure the distance between the wall end of the paper and the furthest toe mark in cm, then use the relevant size chart for the brand (see below) to find the size to order. Remember to add 1 -1.5 cm growing room. If you really can't pick between sizes, order both and send back - we do free 365 day returns.
- Top tip: When you're measuring babies and young toddlers, it's easier to hold the paper up to their foot. Mark the line at both heel and toe, then measure between the marks.
The genius of Bobux is the fact they make their shoes for stages not ages - their Soft Sole, Step-up, I-Walk and KID+ ranges cover each phase of foot development as kids learn to cruise totter, walk and run.
We love their cool and sustainable pumps and trainers, ethically made with vegan suede and an innovative cotton, coated with a waste resin produced by the corn industry. Veja's natural rubber soles and built-up toes offer ultimate comfort while walking, running and just about anything else. Oh and they're prefect for parent and child twinning!
Liewood started as outerwear manufacturarers so their sneakers show all the attention to styling and comfort that you would expect, while their rain boots are fleece lined for warmth, feature cute animal faces and have handy pull-on loops at the back, so the're easy to get into, nice and quick.
Muddy Puddles' Snowdrift Snowboots are made from robust vegan suede, with sturdy rubber outer soles and the elasticated drawcord makes them super easy to tighten and take and off themselves. The removable thermal lining will keep their toes warm whatever the weather and the grippy soles are perfect for playing about in puddles, snow, mud — you name it. The fabulously-patterned Puddlestomper Wellies are made from high-quality durable rubber with cleated grippy soles and soft padded insoles for extra comfort.
So there you have it - how to measure up for any of our autumn range of shoes and boots. And remember, if you need any more guidance, our Live Chat Team are always here to help, 8am-10pm, every day. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.