Suitable for UK shoe sizes small 2 to small 8½ or children up to around the age of 3.BUY A SMALL GAUGE
Simple, quick and easy to use
Getting the right size for squidgy little feet has never been easier.
Measure kids feet in the comfort of your own home with our small measuring gauge. This gauge measures the length and circumference of your baby's feet to find their Start-Rite shoe size and width fitting - making getting the right size first time a breeze.
To help, each gauge comes with clear and easy to follow instructions, however should you need more help on using the gauge, you can find a video showing you how to use the gauge below.
What age is the small measuring gauge suitable for?
The toddler foot measure is suitable for measuring children up to around the age of 3 – making it perfect for measuring baby feet. It will measure shoe sizes small S 2 to S 8.5.
If your child is older, or has bigger feet, then try our large measuring gauge.
How to use the small measuring gauge
Every gauge will contain detailed instructions guiding you through the simple steps to measure your little one’s feet. If you’ve misplaced your instructions, or your little one has destroyed them, then you can view (and even print) them below:
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.
Alternatively, if you prefer watching a video detailing the steps on how to measure toddler’s feet, we have this below: