Softstar Sizing Information

Find Your Size!

You can measure your feet or your children's feet at home using a book, a ruler and a wall. You can then see where the measurement fits on our charts below to find the recommended Softstar shoe size.

Note: we do not recommend tracing your feet because doing so usually gives a larger measurement. Our sizing charts work in accordance with the following method.

To measure your feet:

  1. Remove shoes and socks and place the bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
  2. Place a book on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.
  3. Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
  4. Look for your measurement on the sizing charts below to find the recommended shoe size.

     


  • Wiggle/growing room is already taken into account.
  • If your child is on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  • We recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.

 


  • Wiggle/growing room is already taken into account.
  • If your child is on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  • When possible, we recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.

 


  • If you are on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  • When possible, we recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.
  • Wide or narrow? If you have never found you needed wide or narrow shoes in the past then we suggest sticking with our regular width. If you think your feet need wide or narrow shoes then please consult the width chart below.

 

Consult the chart below to determine your recommended width. Please note that this chart shows average measurements, but the height of your instep and the shape of your foot can also affect the width that fits best so these recommendations may not work for everyone. If you have never needed wide or narrow shoes in the past then a regular width will likely work best. If you normally need a wide shoe in other brands then we recommend ordering a wide width, even if you fall in to the regular width range on this chart.

Using the Width Chart:

  1. To measure your width, use the method described above in the "No Printer, No Problem" section. Just turn your foot so it is parallel to the wall and use a book to mark and measure the distance. Only the outside edge of the ball of your foot should be touching the wall (don't press your heel against the wall—just let it sit between the wall and the book).
  2. If the width of your foot is below the range listed for your size then a narrow shoe is recommended. If your width is above the range then a wide shoe is recommended.
  3. When possible, we recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.

 


Printable Stand-On Size Guides

We recommend using the measuring method shown above for the most accurate sizing, but if you'd like a simpler method (especially when measuring squirmy children) then you may want to try our printable size guides. Just print the guide for the appropriate age group below and follow the instructions on the page.

Note: before you print these guides, make sure your printer settings will not shrink or scale the page. Uncheck any boxes labeled "Fit to Printable Area" and/or set scaling options to "None."