We’ve developed a range of easy to use measuring tools so you can order with confidence.
Simple, quick and easy to use
Getting the right size for squidgy little feet has never been easier.
Measure in the comfort of your own home with our small measuring gauge. The gauge measures the length and width of your child's feet to find their Start-Rite shoe size making getting the right size first time a breeze.
What age child is it suitable for?
The small gauge is suitable for measuring children up to around the age of 3 (or up to a small size 8 and a half shoe size)
Suitable for UK shoe sizes small 2 to small 8½ or children up to around the age of 3.BUY GAUGE
Sit your child on an adult’s knee or in their high chair and ensure they are wearing socks that fit well.
To measure the length, guide the child's foot into the gauge ensuring the heel is against the heel rest. Ensure the knee and ankle are at right angles, so the gauge is parallel to the floor.
Hold the heel firmly at the back of the gauge with one hand, and ensure the child’s toes are laying flat. Push the length slider forward so that it rests lightly against the longest toe.
Take a note of the size shown by the line in the left circle. This is the child’s UK shoe size. The right circle shows the European shoe size.
To measure the width of the foot, firstly check the foot is still in the correct position. The width tape will automatically be in the correct position around the foot, simply pull the tape gently until it's resting on the foot. Lift the tape until it's parallel to the floor, then taking care not to twist the gauge make a note of the letter the blue arrow is pointing to. This is the width fitting.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 and measure the other foot. It's not uncommon for one foot to be slightly bigger that the other. Your child's shoe size will be the size of the longest foot and the width of the widest foot. The shoe size will be between a small 'S' 2 and a small 'S' 8½.