Making shopping for kids shoes online easy!
Different countries have their own sizing system, but even then, different brands will size their shoes differently.  This is why we use a special tool to measure the inner length of all our shoes, so they're totally accurate.  We recommend that you do not go by the European sizing on the shoes, our shoes are known to be sized differently to other brands.

To determine the best size to order for your child, just follow these easy steps

Step 1. Measure your child's feet (we can help with this, see instructions below)

Step 2. Add wiggle room (at least 0.5cm for babies and 0.5-1.0cm for toddlers and older kids) 

Step 3. Use this measurement (foot length + wiggle room) to determine the inner length you require and look for this when selecting the styles you like.

Measuring your child’s feet

  1. Measure your toddler's feet every 6-8 weeks until they're about 3 years old, and then at least every 3 months after that.
  2. Print out the Bugalugz fun feet (MUST be printed at 100% scaling, and not 'Fit to Page') OR have your child stand on a blank piece of paper and trace around the heel and toes, as close to their foot as possible. Please make sure the child's toes are uncurled and their body weight is over the foot being measured.
  3. Measure the length in a straight line from the end of the big toe to the back of the heel.  Measure both feet as one foot is often larger than the other.

Choosing the right size/ How much wiggle room should I add?

Babies and Toddlers

Feet < 14cm in length


Add at around 0.5cm wiggle room to your child's foot measurement

Little kids

Feet > 14.5cm in length

Sandals:  Add at least 0.5cm wiggle room

Sneakers / Boots:  Add at least 1.0cm wiggle room

 It’s not an exact match, so round to the nearest fit. 

Ready, Steady, Shop....
Now that you have your child’s foot measurement, and a guide on how much wiggle room to add, you’re ready to shop!

For a comprehensive guide to finding the right baby shoes, toddler shoes or kids shoes follow this link to our article on Fitting First Shoes, this is a great resource on what to look for in a shoe whether you buy from Bugalugz or somewhere else.

Need some help?  We are always happy to answer questions no matter how simple or complicated. Just contact us through our contact page or send an email to

What if I buy the wrong size?
We love our shoes, and we want you to love them too. With our satisfaction guarantee, you can return the shoes for an exchange or refund, subject to terms and conditions. Please refer to our Returns policy for further details.

A note about kids foot width
We use the following guideline's when talking about kids foot/shoe width.  We recommend that shoes fit snuggly around the ankle, but that the sides of their feet do not need to be touching the sides of their shoes, as this allows their feet to spread and grip naturally. 

  Baby / Toddler Little Kids
Slim / Narrow feet 4cm wide 5cm wide
Medium width / Standard fit 5cm wide 6cm wide
Wide / Wide fit 6cm wide 7cm wide