If Buying Shoes Online
Pick a website with an easy return policy. Try to choose a style or brand of shoe your child has worn before. Consider width when measuring feet. If you need them in a hurry, check shipping date. Some websites have printable foot-sizing charts (shoes.com, payless.com). Alternatively, most shoe sites contain measuring instructions. (With socks on, put the foot down on a piece of paper on a hard floor. Mark where the big toe is and where the heel hits. Measure the distance, adding about inch for growth. Measure both feet) Follow manufacturing guidelines to shoe sizing, which convert the measured inches into shoe sizes.