How do I find the correct size for my kid?
Sizes can vary by style and by brand, so we know getting the right size can be a little tricky. We've done some of the hard work for you with our size converter which includes CM measurements in every brand.
You can also view our size conversion charts on every individual product page, just look out for the options below when shopping any style.
How to measure:
To ensure you choose the correct size for your feet we recommend you follow the method described here.
To measure your size is better if you are helped by a second person.
- Put a sheet of paper along the wall and fixed to the floor using scotch tape.
- Then you stand over the paper, you must be straightened, wearing socks, heels and back against the wall and feet together.
- Draw the outline of both feet and draw the straight line where the silhouette is longer. Draw another line parallel to 0.5 cm from this line (and the clearance is measured).
- Finally, measure the distance from the wall to the second line you have drawn (both feet do not have to be the same length).
- This will be your reference to know your shoe size.
When you find a sneaker that you like, simply select your preferred size metric (US/EU/UK) and choose your size. If you are unsure of which size is right for you, here are some helpful tips:
- Already own a pair of kicks in the brand?
Generally sizing tends to be standard across brands, although sizes can vary slightly depending on the style, shape and material of the shoe. The size of the pair that you already own is a good guide!
- Use the product information and reviews
Certain brands or styles can run a size larger or smaller. We’ll include this information on the product page when we have this information available, and often, fellow shoppers will leave reviews with size information that you can use.
Which Trybe range should I shop in for my kid?
Having trouble deciding which range you should be shopping in? To ensure you get the correct size, we've included a table below to help you out!
0-1 Years - will best fit our Baby Trybe range
1-4 Years -will best fit our Toddler range
4-9 Years -will best fit our Kids range.
9-14 Years -will best fit our Youth range.
Baby Trybe (0-1 Yrs)
STAGE = They are not walking or crawling yet. Sitting and some crawling taking place.
ADVICE = Super soft, unrestricted shoes are what they need. A second layer on their delicate feet is important to provide them with protection and comfort whilst ensuring a secure grip. Keep to the super soft Baby Trybe (infant) styles until your kid has been walking unassisted and confidently for at least 6-8 weeks.
Mini Trybe (1-4 Yrs)
1 - 2 YEARS
STAGE = Cruising, assisted walking, and walking - crawling on occasion.
ADVICE = First time walkers have a unique foot shape. Try opting for more flexible styles as the shoe should be enabling unrestricted development.
STAGE = Cruising, assisted walking and walking - crawling on occasion.
ADVICE = First-time walkers have a unique foot shape. Try opting for more flexible styles as the shoe should be enabling unrestricted development.
2 - 4 YEARS
STAGE = Toddling, walking, running. Confident on their feet. At this stage children are starting to have more of a say in what shoes they want to wear.
ADVICE = A confident walker has a more developed, but still unique foot shape. Footwear that provides the best possible flexibility whilst adding grip for kids on the go is most important
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Little Trybe (4-9 Yrs)
STAGE = Running, jumping, kicking, climbing. Full range of activity. The fit is important as the shoe needs to meet the needs of these additional activities.
ADVICE = With even more action taking place into later childhood, a robust, design and style-led shoe becomes even more important. Footwear at this stage of a kid’s life is about meeting the needs of these additional activities.
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Big Trybe (9-14 Yrs)
STAGE =Big Trybe Kids might have their own preferences and are maybe more aware of brands they like. The fit is still really important because kids feet are generally still growing at the stage.
ADVICE = Asking about shoes they’ve had that ‘work for them’ will be a good point to start.