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Quite often, we are faced with the need to buy a new pair of shoes or sneakers for our daughter or son. Long shopping is very tiring for both the child and parents. In addition, each of us is looking for the opportunity to buy the best quality product at the best price. Therefore, more and more parents prefer to make purchases in the online store. In order to find the child shoes that suit him, we have to figure out the question: how do the children's shoe sizes in centimeters (cm) compare and the size indicated on the goods in the standard shtikhmassovoy system.
The shtikhmassovaya system is that size range which we used to see in our shops. The standard values by which you choose shoes for yourself and your children, characterizing the length of the insole. The unit of measure - shtich - is an old French measure of length, equal to 2/3 centimeters.
In different countries, the size chart of children's shoes may vary. Models from manufacturers manufacturing products in Europe and the USA may be labeled differently. Dimensions may be based on other units, such as inches. We will not consider this topic in detail, since the site of shoes for children simobuv.ru presents products of Russian manufacturers, and the marking complies with Russian standards.
So, below you can find a table of sizes of children's shoes in centimeters (cm), the corresponding shtikhmassovoy system used in Russia as the main.
Russian sizes of children's shoes table.
You can also see the data from the indicated table under the description of each of the goods that the simobuv children's shoe store offers you. In addition, the values in centimeters are indicated in the selection menu for each model.
Do not forget that you can order several pairs of different sizes for fitting.
Most experts recommend that the size of children's shoes should be slightly larger than the actual foot length of the child.
- For summer - by 0.5 cm, since the leg can swell.
- For winter - 1.5 cm, so that you can put on a warm sock and there is room for air.
In addition to the length of the foot, there are also other dimensional characteristics, such as fullness and height. If the model has a convenient fastener on laces or Velcro, the completeness is easily adjustable, providing a snug fit to the leg.
How to measure a child’s foot length
An important remark: it is advisable to measure the foot at least once every 2-3 months, even if you do not plan to buy shoes right now. Thus, you can get an idea of the growth dynamics of the foot specifically for your baby and prevent annoying blunders with size.
Yes, we remind you: under the age of 3 years, the leg grows at a rate of 2-3 sizes per year. From 3 to 6 years - about 2 sizes. In school years - by 1-2 sizes annually.
So, realizing the importance of getting into size, we arm ourselves with a blank sheet of paper, a pencil or a fountain pen, a ruler and measure it.
Measuring the size of children's feet, photo 1
1. Have the child place the right foot on a piece of paper and circle it. Keep the pencil or fountain pen vertically! Repeat on the left.
Measuring the size of children's feet, photo 2
2. Using a ruler, measure the distance from the center of the heel to the extreme point of the thumb. On the right and left foot, the results may vary (sometimes the difference reaches 6-10 mm!). When choosing a size, navigate for greater results.
Measuring the size of children's feet, photo 3
Measuring the size of children's feet, photo 4
Important points when measuring:
- take measurements in the afternoon - preferably in the late afternoon. Usually by the end of the day the leg swells a little and increases in size,
- if you intend to buy closed shoes (shoes, shoes, etc.), measure the length of the foot in the toe,
- when measuring, the child should stand, resting on the leg, the size of which interests you. The foot under load becomes longer and wider.
The result of this operation is that you will get the shoe size in the so-called metric system, in millimeters or centimeters. But this result is rather intermediate. The fact is that not all manufacturers use the metric system in which the size of the shoes is equal to the actual length of the foot. For example, it is quite popular in Japan, but it is unlikely that you make online purchases in the Land of the Rising Sun.
But in the West (as in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan) other size systems are more common.
Size system in different countries
The most common problem is determining children's shoe sizes. Each manufacturer offers its own dimensional grid of shoes for children and markings. Parents must either correlate them with Russian indicators, or determine their own. Most common are manufacturers' products from:
- Europe (France, Germany, Italy, England),
- CIS countries.
Each state has its own approach to determining the parameters of the legs and its own size range. When selecting shoes, the main indicator is used - the length of the foot. It is generally accepted that the girth of a child's leg is standard, but not all manufacturers agree with this. Each of them models shoes taking into account the fullness of the foot.
It has long been noticed that the inhabitants of Asia have smaller foot sizes compared to the population of Europe. This factor must be taken into account when choosing shoes from China and Japan.
In the United States, as in the United Kingdom, an inch metric system is used (1 inch is approximately 2.5 cm). The reference point is the foot length of the newborn, which is approximately 4 inches (9.5 cm). In America, this indicator corresponds to 1, in the UK - 0. In addition, there is a division by age:
- 0-6 years old (Toddler),
- 6-16 years old (Little and Big K> You can correlate the Russian dimensional grid of children's shoes with the American one if you add 15 positions to the last, and the English one 16. When choosing products from the USA, you need to measure the foot yourself and at the same time use the table of sizes of children's shoes in centimeters .
In France, Italy, Germany, the CIS countries, as well as in Russia, a shtmassovaya metric system is used. The French measure of length is taken as a basis - a pin, which is approximately 2/3 cm (0.667 cm). In the table of shoe sizes, the figures for Russia and Europe coincide. For example, a child’s foot length of 11.5 cm will correspond to 19 size.
In recent decades, residents of our country are increasingly purchasing shoes for babies of Chinese and Japanese manufacture. In the countries of Asia, they use the metric system, which means full coincidence of the size indicator with the length of the foot.
How to determine the size of shoes in a child
The size of shoes for children is determined by the length of the foot and fullness. They need to be measured at home. To obtain accurate data you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler. Proceed as follows:
- Put the baby’s right foot first on paper.
- Circle around with a pencil, tightly pressing the lead to the arch of the leg.
- Repeat the procedure with the left foot.
- Take the ruler.
- On the resulting contour, measure the distance between the center of the heel and the tip of the thumb.
- Relate the data obtained with the adopted system for determining the size of the shoes of the country of origin. A table of foot sizes in children will come to your aid.
- Do not forget to consider the fullness of the legs. Wide shoes are not suitable for thin feet. It is better to take on a lacing, a lock, and for a full one - on a flypaper to regulate free space.
How to choose a shoe size for a child
According to Wikipedia, in the world there are three main systems for designating shoe size:
With the metric sorted above, we will deal with the remaining two types.
Stichmasova comes from the old French measure of length called stich. The stitch is approximately ⅔ or 0.667 cm.
This system is popular in Europe. For example, size 30 will correspond to a foot length of 19.8 cm. Size 35 - 23.1 cm, 38th - 25.1 cm and so on.
Inch, as the name implies, is based on the British and American measure of length 1 inch (approximately 2.5 cm) and adopted in the UK, as well as its former colonies, including the United States. In general terms, everything is clear with this system: 10 size = foot length 25 cm. But such a direct proportion is valid only for adults (over 16 years old) people, and even that has nuances depending on gender.
If we are talking about the size of children's shoes, the inch system has a number of features.
Firstly, it divides the dimensional grid by age:
- from 0 to 6 years (Toddler)
- 6 to 16 years old (Little and Big Kid)
For the standard, that is, the reference point, the foot length in newborns is taken here - about 4 inches (9.5-10 cm). In Britain, this is called size 0, in the United States - 1. Further, the sizes increase in increments of 1/3 inch (8.5 mm).
How it looks, you can peek in our table or using the calculator of the sizes of children's shoes.
Parents often wonder how it is easiest to determine the size of a child’s shoes. To find out the length of the foot, just measure the baby’s leg. This is done as follows:
- Lay a sheet of white paper on a hard surface.
- Put the child on the sheet barefoot or in socks.
- Circle the foot with a simple pencil.
- Measure the gap between the extreme point of the heel and the end of the thumb.
To measure the fullness, you need to take a centimeter tape and wrap the baby’s leg with it where the fingers connect to the foot. This is the widest part. By centimeters obtained by measurement, they judge the completeness. All procedures should be performed at the end of the day, when the legs swell slightly.
Children grow up very quickly, respectively, and shoes have to be constantly updated. To save the family budget, it is recommended to take products with a margin. You also need to always think about the baby’s health: discomfort brought about by tight shoes, sneakers, can lead to deformation of the foot.
Shoes for 0.5-1 cm more are suitable for summer. With tight fixation, the leg will not “hang out”, but the product will last a couple of seasons. For winter, spring and autumn, you should safely choose shoes 1.5-2 cm more, since you can always put on warm socks.
What is the difference between children's sizes of shoes in the USA and Russia?
- Firstly, the smallest American shoe size for children is 0.5, not 16 (for babies under the age of one year).
- Secondly, the difference between the two sizes is 0.5, not 1 unit.
Correspondence of sizes of children's shoes in the USA and Russia can be determined based on the length of the foot. To measure it most accurately, follow a simple algorithm of actions:
- put a sheet of paper on a hard floor and stand on it in socks,
- make a mark at the extreme point of the heel and at the longest toe.
The distance between these two points is the length of the foot, according to which we can draw conclusions about what size of children's shoes in the USA and Russia will suit your child.
Does completeness matter in determining American children's shoe size? In most cases, no: as a rule, children have standard completeness. However, if it seems to you that the size determined by the length of the leg does not fit, you should measure the fullness of the foot in its widest part - in the area of the fingers. This parameter is denoted by the letters B, D, E, and EE, respectively, from a smaller digit to a larger one.
To translate the size of US children's shoes into Russian does not work out by subtraction or division: there is no logic in the ratio. It is much easier to remember them or just follow the table on this page.
- In babies from 1 year to 3 years, the foot grows rapidly. Measure the legs every three months.
- In infants, take measurements in a sitting position, lying with a tape measure, in older children - standing.
- The data will be accurate in the evening, when the foot increases from the daily load, a small swelling.
- Measure for winter shoes with a sock, for summer shoes - barefoot.
- Be sure to set the length of both feet. Right and left indicators may vary. This is the norm. But when buying shoes, focus on large quantities.
- To the obtained length add 0.5–1 cm for infants and children under 3 years old, 0.5 cm for adolescents. Excess space inside the boots is necessary for ventilation. This advice does not need to be considered when buying beach shoes, with open toes and heels.
- Round the data up to the norm up. If it turned out 16.2 cm, focus on a length of 16.5 cm, that is, the 26th Russian size.
Important! Adult children need to calculate the size only while standing. In this position, the body weight presses on the leg, it increases by several millimeters or even 1 cm.
We also recommend that you watch this detailed video:
Children's and teenage shoes for girls and boys
|Foot size, see||Russian size||United States (US)||Great Britain (UK)||Europe (EU)||China (CN)|
|10||16,5||1,2||0 - 1||16,5||10|
|14,5||23||7||6 - 6,5||23||14,5|
|17||27||10 - 10,5||9 - 9,5||27||17|
|21||33||1,5 - 2||1||33||21|
|23||36||4 - 4,5||3 - 3,5||36||23|
American shoe sizes for children can be divided into 3 groups:
- for children from birth to 1 year - from 0.5 to 5,
- for children from one and a half to 6 years - from 6 to 13.5,
- for adolescents older than 7 years - 1 to 7 on a scale of adult shoes.
It is important to remember that the foot in children grows very quickly, and therefore it is better to buy shoes with a margin: it is optimal so that there is a gap of 1.5 centimeters between the big toe and the toe of the shoes. To ensure that the purchased shoes are always fit, up to 2 years, the child’s foot should be measured every 2 months, from 3 to 6 - once every 3 months, and after 7 years - every six months.
Approximate shoe sizes for babies
|Child age||Shoe length, see||Width of shoes, see|
Correspondence table for children's shoes in the USA and Russia
|Approximate age||Foot length, cm||US size||Size UK||Size, Europe||Size, Russia|
|1 - 1.5 years||12,7||5,5||4,5||21||20|
|7 years||19,7||1 (teenage)||13||32||31|
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Table for children by age
The size of shoes for children by age is determined only approximately, but you can also use this ratio table for orientation in stores and when ordering online (Important! You can scroll the table left and right on mobile devices):
|Age of the child (girl)||Age of the child (boy)||Foot length, cm (options)||Shoe Size (Europe, Russia, China)|
|3 to 6 months||3 to 6 months||9,5||16|
|6 to 9 months||6 to 9 months||11||18|
|9 to 12 months||9 to 12 months||12||19,5|
|From a year to one and a half||From a year to one and a half||13||21|
|4–5 years old||16||25,5|
|4–5 years old||5-6 years||17,5||28|
|6–8 years old||19||30|
|8-12 years old||21||33|
Important! As can be seen from the tablet, in girls, foot growth is slower and less in nature than in boys. Therefore, gender and age also need to pay attention.
Some manufacturers indicate for children shoe sizes by age. This norm is less accurate, since the length and fullness of the leg are not taken into account. But the older the child, the wider his foot. Also, do not ignore the complexion: one baby is thin, the other is well-fed.
Therefore, to consider that children always have standard legs by age is fundamentally wrong. By the age of 10-12, girls have long, but narrow feet. In boys, on the contrary, the foot in width may correspond to the following size.
The easiest way to pick up American products by age criterion. The fact is that manufacturers of the western continent are trying to smoothly transfer one size to another. For one age category they have from 2 to 5 measurements.
If you look at the Russian table, you can see that only one indicator corresponds to each age. This tradition of GOSTs migrated to the Russian shoe industry from the USSR. To date, it cannot be recognized as correct. It’s difficult to choose shoe sizes by age, because all children are different. It is better to focus on the length and fullness of the foot.
How to choose the completeness of shoes for a child
This question is no less important than the question of size. After all, the feet of children are of different widths, which means that shoes that are ideal for one child will hang on the leg of another or press the third, although all the kids seem to be the same size.
Unfortunately, the child himself often cannot clearly say whether the shoes are pushing him or not. The fact is that a fat layer is stored on the children's foot, which reduces sensitivity, and therefore the baby just does not feel like sandals or shoes are tight, deforming the foot.
Understanding the width of the feet of a particular child is the task of his parents. We will show you how to do it.
Children's shoes are available in five types of completeness within each size:
- Narrow - Narrow as N
- Medium - Medium
- Wide - X
- X-Wide - XW
- XX-Wide (Well, very wide!) - XXW
European designations are also possible:
- C - very very narrow foot
- D - very narrow foot
- E - narrow foot
- F - foot in Central European fullness
- G - foot slightly wider than the average European
- H - wide foot
When purchasing shoes for a child, be sure to look at the corresponding index letters (they are usually located next to the size designation). If there is no letter, by default it is assumed that the shoes are designed for a leg of medium, standard completeness.
4 comments to “Correspondence of sizes of children's shoes in the USA and Russia: what is the difference?”
You have a mistake in the size chart for children 7 years and older in the "US Sizes" column. The article shows sizes for children of this age from 1-7, and in table 32. There are no such sizes in American children's shoe stores.
Irina, thank you very much for noticing! Indeed, the data are mixed up with the size of Europe - they fixed everything!
You have a mistake in the first column, there are children's shoes for the age of 2 years, and then twice for 4 years.
Size Charts in Different Countries
The size chart is shown along with a visual scale. It does not take into account decorative allowances, which may differ from different manufacturers. Deviations from average values are considered in detail in the article “Deviations from standard shoe sizes and their designation in the catalog”
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Along the length of the foot
Usually the shoe size chart shows the foot length in centimeters. But there are brands that define the parameter in millimeters. This tradition originates from the design of drawings, in which, for accuracy, all quantities are expressed in smaller units.
In order to choose the right shoes, the size of which is presented in millimeters, it is enough to translate mm in cm. To do this, the specified number must be divided by 10. For example: the length of the foot is 105 mm, divided by 10, it turns out 10.5 cm. This figure corresponds to 17 Russian sizes. The remaining parameters are also calculated and determined using the table.
Size chart for children up to a year
European (Stichmass, French)
the shtmassovaya system is of French origin, so it is called European. It is based on shtikhi (Old French measure), each of which is equal
6.67 mm (2/3 centimeters). Size number - the length of the insole in the poles, taking into account the decorative allowance, which can be 5-15 mm from different manufacturers.
How to choose the completeness of the product
Products of different completeness are produced in one size. This indicator is marked on the sole or on a special label. Turning the shoes over, you can see the signs next to the size on the sole: numbers from 1 to 12 in 4 mm increments in Russia or Latin letters on foreign models with a difference of 3.5 mm.
In European countries, another indicator is used - C. This is how very narrow shoes are defined. If there is no numerical or letter designation next to the size, then this indicates that the product is made to an average parameter. It is determined by the formula: W = 0.25 x B - 0.15 x C - A, where:
The value of A varies with age. The coefficient for babies is 20, for toddlers and preschoolers - 16.5, for schoolchildren - 13.5. Calculations are in millimeters. Brand shoes are fully suitable for 90 percent of children. In extreme cases, slight deviations in the lifting of the legs can always be adjusted with clasps or laces.
Table for children from 1 year to 5 years
The metric system used by some manufacturers in Russia complies with the international standard ISO 3355-77. It was created in the USSR as a Soviet (Russian) dimensional grid.
Here the size number is the length of children's shoes in centimeters on the insole. The step can be 5 or 10 millimeters: some manufacturers offer models with integer numbers (24, equivalent to 24 cm), some with fractional ones (245, 24.5, equivalent to 24.5 cm).
English (inch, relative)
The inch system is of English origin. Dimension numbers here indicate the insole length in inches. In total there are 2 nets by age: for children from 0 to 6 years old and for adolescents from 7 to 16 years old.
The standard foot length for newborns is approximately 4 inches. This is the zero number. Then they change in increments of 1/3 inch (8.5 mm).
In Russia, the smallest system is most popular, but the metric system is also used. We consider the correspondence of parameters in different countries in more detail in another article. American and Chinese nets, which can also be found in Russia, are also described there.
Please note that manufacturers have their own tables of children's shoe sizes in centimeters and poles, which are presented on the pages of brands. This means that the brand can put the number 24 in the metric system, but it will correspond to the European 39 number (and not 37.5, as in the general table). That is why it is worth considering when choosing the tolerances that are provided for in each dimensional grid.
Features of dimensional grids of popular brands
Each fashion designer takes as his basis his measurements and gains. Because of this, shoes of various brands have their own characteristics. For example, experts advise Next to choose Next shoes according to the insole length. The border indicator is rounded to a larger value. Each model line of this brand has its own size chart. When purchasing a new thing, you need to focus on it.
A distinctive feature of the children's brand Reima - various indicators of foot length for one size. For example, in 19 there are indicators of 12.7 and 11.5. This is an individual approach of the manufacturer to winter and summer shoes. For warm boots, the size will be larger than for light sandals.
Children's shoes of the Finnish Kuoma brand are distinguished by high quality materials, a wide range of products, a wide range of colors. Summer products sit on the leg very well. But the winter ones, even when choosing clearly according to the size chart of the company, always turn out to be a bit big. In case of such an error, the manufacturer has provided removable insoles.
10 rules for choosing children's shoes
Following the recommendations will help you not to make a mistake with the size and buy the most convenient pair of shoes:
Children's size chart by age
You can determine the size of the child’s foot yourself. But this is far from the only parameter for the right choice of shoes or shoes. The completeness, lift and other characteristics are also taken into account. For the convenience of choice, a dimensional grid of children's shoes can be formed according to the age of the baby.
This segmentation is associated with the characteristics of growth and changes in the parameters of the foot. In infancy, the leg develops faster, so the difference in the table between the numbers is 1-1.2 cm. After 7 years, it decreases to 3-4 mm. If you plan to buy sneakers or shoes in advance, you need to roughly calculate the future size of the foot, taking into account the scale and characteristics of the child's development.
5 common myths
Blindly following the advice of grandmothers or friends when choosing shoes for a child has generated 5 of the most common myths. Let's try to dispel them:
Size Chart for Teenage and Adult Shoes
In adolescence (after 10 years), the children's leg develops even more slowly, but its formation continues. The difference between the development of the foot in girls and boys becomes more noticeable, the growth of the foot stops at 12-13 years for girls and at 15-16 years for boys.
The size table is conventionally divided into two - for men and women. The numbering in them does not differ, there are differences only in terms of sizes: for women, numbers 33 to 41 in the mass-scale system are relevant, for men, from 39 to 46.
How to choose the first shoes
The correct shoes for infants and children up to 1.5 years old must meet certain standards:
Adult shoe sizes
It is impossible to establish the dependence of size on age. The development of the foot ends at different times in each teenager, and you cannot talk about any standards. That is why before ordering shoes in the online store, you must definitely measure the length of the foot.
How to correctly determine the parameters of the foot and choose shoes by size, we examined in this article. Ideally, the difference between the measurements in centimeters and the insole length in the poles should not exceed the amount of decorative allowance that a particular manufacturer uses.
Note to the hostess:
Shoes are small - when the toe begins to wear out.
Shoes are great - when the toe bends up.
Narrow shoes - when they wear sideways.
How to understand that shoes are small
To find out that shoes or closed shoes are small, it is difficult if the child is not yet talking, cannot complain of tight fingers, pain when walking. In this case, mom needs to act like this:
Try sticking your finger under the tongue. If he does not enter, change shoes. They are not suitable in size or fullness.
What material to choose shoes
Shoe material is very important for young children. What to look for when choosing shoes from different raw materials:
An approximate list of models and material is given in the table (Important! The table can be scrolled left and right on mobile devices):
On this marketplace, the size corresponds to the length of the foot of the child and adult. That is, how many centimeters a leg, this size and buy. A very convenient system for the Russian consumer.
This brand is responsible for shoes in the offseason and cold weather. Kapika offers a wide selection of rubber boots, boots, galoshes. Match the size of the grid. It is the same for Kapika and Kotofey.
It produces high quality sports and casual shoes. You can choose a model for children by correlating the length of the foot and the usual foot sizes with the English measure.
The manufacturer successfully combines the price and quality of goods. Therefore, so loved by customers. To select the shoe size, use the table.
It produces comfortable shoes, boots for boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old.
Specializes in off-season boots.
Use the useful tips from our article when ordering children's shoes, then the purchase will surely please the baby and parents.