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kids shoe sizing

sizing chart

We currently carry children's U.S. size 5 - 7.5 tots, size 8 - 13.5 kids and size 1 - 4.5 youth, including whole and half sizes (availability varies by style). We estimate that PLAE shoes fit kids ages 1 ½ to 8 years. Please refer to our size conversion chart if you have any questions about your child's foot length and corresponding size in U.S., European or U.K. sizing. Got more questions about finding the right fit? Check out our kids shoe fit page.

Kid Shoe Size Conversions
US Kids Euro sizes UK sizes JP sizes (CM) Inches
(approx. foot length)
5 21 4 13.3 4 3/4"
5.5 21.5 4.5 13.5 5"
6 22 5 14 5 1/8"
6.5 22.5 5.5 14.3 5 1/4"
7 23 6 14.5 5 1/2"
7.5 23.5 6.5 14.8 5 5/8"
8 24 7 15 5 3/4"
8.5 24.5 7.5 15.3 6"
9 25 8 15.5 6 1/8"
9.5 26 8.5 16 6 1/4"
10 27 9 16.5 6 1/2"
10.5 27.5 9.5 16.8 6 5/8"
11 28 10 17 6 3/4"
11.5 28.5 10.5 17.3 7"
12 29 11 17.5 7 1/8"
12.5 30 11.5 18 7 1/4"
13 31 12 18.5 7 1/2"
13.5 31.5 12.5 18.8 7 5/8"
1 32 13 19 7 3/4"
1.5 32.5 13.5 19.5 8"
2 33 1 20 8 1/8"
2.5 34 1.5 20.5 8 1/4"
3 34.5 2 21 8 1/2"
3.5 35 2.5 21.5 8 5/8"
4 35.5 3 22 8 3/4"
4.5 36 3.5 22.5 9"

PLAE fit kit

We know how challenging it is to get the right fit, that's why we've designed a simple process you can use at home. Print out our PLAE FIT KIT and try it out! still got questions about fit? No worries, just send us an email at hello@plae.co and we’ll have our fit expert give you the best recommendation.

3D shoe fitting

We also realize that shoe sizing should not just be length and width, as feet are 3-dimensional objects! Our shoes come with interchangeable velcro straps (aka tabs) that come in 4 sizes for a more complete fit. Use a smaller tab for a narrower fit, or a longer tab for a higher instep or wider fit.

Tab Sizing Chart
Tab size Shoe size Tab length (in) Tab length (mm)
Small 6-9 3 ½" 90 mm
Medium 9.5-12.5 4" 100 mm
Large 13-3 4 ⅓" 110 mm
Extra-Large 3.5-4.5, high instep, orthotic 5" 125 mm

wide sizing

PLAE shoes can also accommodate some kids with wide feet. there are usually 2 areas that make for a "wider" foot, and PLAE designed shoes with that in mind. If your child's foot is wider at the base, the roomier toe box, removable insoles, and wide opening in PLAE shoes may help with the fit.

wider toe box

removable insole, wide opening

If your child's foot is thicker along the girth, or instep, moving up a tab size to a large or extra large will help as well.

lower instep

higher instep

AFOs + Orthotics

The interchangeable tabs also help accommodate AFOs (ankle-foot orthotics). To fit an AFO or other orthotic, choose a large or extra-large tab.

So many shoes are ruled out because they wont close over the AFO. We ordered a size 8 shoe and bought size large straps for the upper strap. No stress! The shoes close."

- Chauntelle
Redwood City, CA

Growth Spurt Guarantee®

If your child has a growth spurt within 30 days from receipt of confirmed delivery of your shoes you'll get 50% off the full retail price of the same style and color in the next size up. This policy applies to shoes that have already been worn and would not be accepted for refund under our return policy. check out our Growth Spurt Guarantee® for more details.