If you do not have access to a measuring stick as seen in the picture above, you can easily place the foot on a paper, slide the paper next to the wall and place the foot over the paper with the heel next to the wall. Draw a line in front of the longest toe - now you can only measure with the ruler. It is very important for the child to stand up as the foot is pushed a few millimeters when it is loaded by body weight. It is also good if you measure both feet as it is not uncommon for one foot to be slightly larger than the other. Once you have obtained the foot length, you will add plant growth depending on the type of shoe.
A different room for growth for both shoes and sandals!
Open sandals about 10mm Closed sandals about 10-15mm Walking shoes about 10-15mm Thin-lined boots about 10-15mm Warm-lined boots about 15-20mm Rubberboots about 15-20mm
How fast do the feet grow?
1-2 years of age about 20 mm/year 2-3 years of age about 15 mm/year 3-11 years of age about 10 mm/year
Measure the children's feet at regular intervals
The child's foot can grow as much as 5 mm in a month, so it is important to make a habit of measuring your child's feet at regular intervals. In the worst case, too small or too narrow shoes can damage the foot because the skeleton is still growing and forming at a young age. Do not rely on your child telling you when the shoe has become too small.
When is the shoe too small?
When there are less than 5mm left in front of the toes, it's time for new shoes. With each step, the foot moves slightly, so you need a 5mm walkway to prevent the toes from hitting the front of the shoe.