What Size Shoe Do I Order?

Selecting the right size shoes for your baby or toddler’s feet is very important, as you don’t want them wearing shoes that are not the right size. But buying the right kids shoe size doesn’t have to be difficult. While you may be familiar with the sizing in one brand of children’s shoes, sizing can vary dramatically between brands, both Australian and international brands. That’s why here at Tiptoe & Co we always provide the measurements for all our shoes and encourage you to make sure you check and order the correct size.

How To Measure Your Child’s Feet

how to measure feetTo measure your child’s feet, stand them on a piece of paper in bare feet. Make sure they are bearing weight and standing up straight. Trace around the heel and the toes, as close to their foot as possible. Then measure the length in a straight line. Since one foot is often larger than the other, make sure you measure both feet. You should purchase the size that fits the largest foot.

You can also print our free children’s foot size measurement chart – this makes measuring kids feet even easier!

Click here to download and print our Tiptoe & Co feet measuring guide

It is adaptable for any of our brands and will give you feet sizes in mm.

We recommend allowing 5-10 mm growing room in our baby styles and 10-12 mm in larger styles.   All our shoe measurements quote the inner measurement – so add the growing room to your foot measurement and that’s the inner size you need! If in between sizes, we recommend going up rather than down a size.  If you have any questions on how to choose the right shoe size for your children please send us an email at here.

 

Shoe Sizes For Our Brands

How does it work?

Unless otherwise stated, shoe sizing listed is the inner measurement for that size.

For baby styles, add about 5-10mm to your babies foot measurement and that gives you the inner size you need. If your baby is in between sizes, we recommend you go up a size. Or, just send us an email and we can help you work it out!

For toddlers you want about 10-12mm (1-1.2cm) of wiggle room so add that to the foot measurement and that’s the inner shoe size your little toddler needs!
 

Baby Shoe Sizes

Caroch, Freycoo, Little Blue Lamb and YXY Baby shoe sizes

Brand Baby Sizes (inner measurement)
6-12 mth(Approx Aus 2.5-3) 12-18 mth(Approx Aus 4) 18-24 mth(Approx Aus 5-5.5)
Caroch 115 mm 125 mm 135 mm
Freycoo 115 mm 125mm 135 mm
Little Blue Lamb 115 mm 125mm 135 mm
YXY 115 mm 125mm 135 mm

Skeanie baby shoe sizes

Skeanie recommend a maximum foot length rather than providing the inner measurement. So this is the maximum foot length recommended for that size.

  • Small: maximum foot length 11.0 cm (EU 18, approx Aus 2.5)
  • Medium: maximum foot length 12.5 cm (EU 20, approx Aus 4)
  • Large: maximum foot length 14.0 cm (EU 22, approx Aus 5.5)

Download and print our easy to use Tiptoe & Co baby shoes size guide for Caroch, Freycoo, Little Blue Lamb and Skeanie

Toddler and Kids Shoe Sizes

Caroch and Freycoo

Caroch & Freycoo       Labelled Sizes Approx Australian Size Inner shoe measurement (mm)
4 (20) 4 125
5 (21) 4.5 131
6 (22) 5.5 137
7 (23) 6 143
8 (24) 7 149
9 (25) 7.5 155
10 (26) 8 161
26 8.5 165
27 9.5 172
28 10.5 180
29 11 185
30 12 192

 

Little Blue Lamb

Little Blue Lamb  Labelled           Sizes Approx Australian Size Inner shoe measurement (mm)
3 4 – 4.5 128
4 5 134
5 5.5 – 6 140
6 6.5 146
7 7 152
8 8 158
9 8.5-9 166
10 10 174 (toddler)
10 10 178 (Roxy style)
11 11 185
12 12 192
1 12.5 199
2 13 206
Download and print our Tiptoe & Co toddler shoes size guide for Caroch, Freycoo and Little Blue Lamb.

YXY shoe sizes

YXY   Sizes Approx Australian Size Inner shoe measurement (mm)
4 4-4.5 130
5 5 135
6 5.5-6 140
7 6.5 145
8 7 150
9 7.5 155

Umi Children’s Shoes

Umi Children’s Shoes provide a handy print-out guide here  for working out the right size. Make sure you print it at 100% (unselect the “fit to page” box) and check the page scale instructions – it’s super easy!

Skeanie Kids Shoes Size Chart

Tiptoe & Co Skeanie kids shoes measurement chart

Snoffy Kids Shoe Sizes

Snoffy Kids Sizes Approx Australian Size Inner shoe measurement (mm)
26 /160 8 160
27 /170 8.5 165
28 /180 9.5 170
29 /190 10 180
30 /200 11 185
31 /205 12 195
32 /210 12.5 200
33 /215 13 205
34 /220 1 210
35 /225 1.5 215