It's Foot Size. Not a shoe size. Here's Why.


When I was actively selling kids' barefoot shoes in the UK (as Bear-Foot Shoes) I found I was dealing with the same problem over and over. 

Sizing.

The problem is that each manufacturer has their own last shape and size.

When is a size 10 not a size 10?

Turns out most of the time.

As many people know there is a massive variation between manufacturers for sizing as I showed in my former business. Some manfacuters even size different styles differently! (as you will see below).

My answer to this was to develop the sizing chart below. This allows the child's actual foot length to be compared to the internal shoe length.

You can see that in some cases a child can be two sizes different depending on manufacturer! That's nuts.

Size Chart For Some Kids Barefoot Brands 

Measurements taken by Phil. This clearly shows the importance of measuring your child's foot length before ordering!

Can be used to determine size - scroll down the left column to determine which size to order.

Also a useful comparison of shoe lengths in one place!

Remember if you're using this to select shoes - allow 0.6-1.2cm space!

Also downloadable as an Excel file here. To be fair the Excel file is easier to read.

 

Shoe Length (cm)   L&L Sole Size   L&L Sole Size   L&L Sole Size   Bobux Bobux Size   Baby Bogs Bogs Size Bogs US Size
             
11.2            
11.3            
11.4            
11.5            
11.6            
11.7            
11.8            
11.9            
12.0   L&L Trac US4          
12.1            
12.2            
12.3            
12.4            
12.5     L&L Turf US4        
12.6            
12.7           Bogs EU20 (US4)
12.8            
12.9            
13.0   L&L Trac US5     L&L Honeycomb US4      
13.1         Bobux EU20    
13.2            
13.3            
13.4            
13.5   L&L Trac US6   L&L Turf US5        
13.6           Bogs EU21 (US5)
13.7            
13.8       L&L Honeycomb US5   Bobux EU21    
13.9            
14.0     L&L Turf US6        
14.1            
14.2            
14.3            
14.4           Bogs EU22 (US6)
14.5         Bobux EU22    
14.6   L&L Trac US7     L&L Honeycomb US6      
14.7            
14.8     L&L Turf US7        
14.9            
15.0            
15.1         Bobux EU23    
15.2   L&L Trac US8     L&L Honeycomb US7     Bogs EU23 (US7)
15.3            
15.4            
15.5     L&L Turf US8        
15.6            
15.7       L&L Honeycomb US8      
15.8         Bobux EU24    
15.9            
16.0   L&L Trac US9         Bogs EU24 (US8)
16.1            
16.2            
16.3            
16.4       L&L Honeycomb US9      
16.5   L&L Trac US10   L&L Turf US9     Bobux EU25    
16.6            
16.7            
16.8           Bogs EU25 (US9)
16.9            
17.0       L&L Honeycomb US10      
17.1         Bobux EU26    
17.2   L&L Trac US11          
17.3            
17.4            
17.5     L&L Turf US10        
17.6           Bogs EU26 (US10)
17.7            
17.8   L&L Trac US12     L&L Honeycomb US11   Bobux EU27    
17.9            
18.0     L&L Turf US11        
18.1            
18.2            
18.3            
18.4            
18.5   L&L Trac US13     L&L Honeycomb US12   Bobux EU28    
18.6            
18.7            
18.8            
18.9            
19.0     L&L Turf US12   L&L Honeycomb US13      
19.1            
19.2         Bobux EU29    
19.3            
19.4            
19.5            
19.6            
19.7     L&L Turf US13        
19.8            
19.9            
20.0            
20.1            
20.2            
20.3            
20.4            
20.5            
20.6       L&L Honeycomb US1Y      
20.7            
20.8            
20.9            
21.0            
21.1            
21.2            
21.3            
21.4       L&L Honeycomb US2Y      
21.5            
21.6            
21.7            
21.8            
21.9            
22.0            
22.1                   L&L Honeycomb US3Y